Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Using drop cap treatments, part of Designing a Magazine Layout.
We are going to see now some different approaches to a drop cap treatment to…indicate to the reader the start of the article.…Now a drop cap is by no means the only way that you do this, but it is a very…commonly used technique. I am just going to zoom in on my finished version,…Command+Spacebar+Click-and-Drag. So that's how I have done it. You can see that…I have put the drop cap in the Myriad Pro font. That's so that it unifies with…the subheads and the title which also used that font. I am also using the same…color, the International Orange as another unifying technique and to make a…transition between the big drop cap and the upper and lowercase text, I have…the first three words in small caps.…
Let's go and take a look at some other drop cap examples before we look at…specifically how to do this. So your drop cap can be a rather modest affair as…it is here, just a five line drop cap and in this case, interestingly, it has a…little underline under it as well. Also, another fairly modest affair and here…
- 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
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3. Working with Text
4. Designing Page Elements
5. Proofing and Output
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