Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Sourcing and evaluating images, part of Designing a Magazine Layout (2009).
Now, before we get into placing our images in our InDesign layout, I would just…like to go over how I evaluated images using Bridge and what a useful tool…Bridge is for this purpose.…Here I am in Bridge and I am in the Essentials workspace where we have a large…content window surrounded by various other panes, giving us different pieces of information.…When I Click on any one of these images, I can see the image metadata. Now,…this is useful because it tells me how many pixels there are in the image, so I…can evaluate the image according to its technical spec. I can determine whether…or not its resolution is going to be big enough for how I intend to use it.…
I can also use the film strip workspace and if I come up here, I can change the…film strip workspace to see in the larger preview of the image and then move my…cursor over the image itself, and Click, and that's going to allow me to see a…window or a loop onto the image, and I can drag that around and see that…portion at 100%, and if I want to dismiss that, I will then Click inside the…
- Identifying the common parts of a magazine feature article
- Creating an efficient workflow using Bridge
- Designing with bleeds and crossovers
- Creating and applying paragraph, character, and object styles
- Designing and working with a baseline grid
- Preflighting documents
- Creating print-ready PDFs
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: The instructor explains that doubling-clicking on an image while holding down the Option key on a Mac will automatically open the image in Photoshop. However, the image opens into Preview instead. Why is this happening?
A: Before this feature will work, the correct file type associations must be set up, so that TIFs and JPEGs open with Photoshop and not with Preview.
From the Finder, select any JPEG or TIF file, then Choose File > Get Info. From the Open With drop down menu, choose Photoshop and click the Change All button. Repeat this process for each of the different file types you want use. You need only do this once and it should work from now on.
1. Document Essentials
2. Working with Images
3. Working with Text
4. Designing Page Elements
5. Proofing and Output
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