In this video, learn about designing the front cover. Explore making a color theme and cropping and scaling multiple versions of the same image.
- [Instructor] All right, let's create … the design of the front cover, … and this is what I'm going to be recreating. … So we have the same graphic that is used multiple times … with different scaling and different cropping. … Let's come to the work in progress. … I'm going to place that graphic, Command or Control + D, … and I'm going to start by placing it on the back cover. … I'll drag all the way … from top left bleed guide to the spine, … and then I'll adjust the size of the picture frame, … click inside the frame, … and adjust the cropping on the image. … Let me now create a color theme based upon this. … I'll choose my Color Theme tool, … and then just click on the image. … Here's a color theme, I want to add this to my swatches. … We come and look on the Swatches Panel, … there it now is. … So as we saw here, … we are dividing the page into these different regions, … these different panels. … And I'm going to select my image … and duplicate it over, … and then resize the frame. …
- Setting up an InDesign workspace
- Adjusting the page size and margins
- Placing text
- Applying text styles
- Automating formatting
- Adding footnotes and headers
- Placing images
- Fixing text details
- Creating the front matter
- Creating the cover
- Exporting the final book
Skill Level Intermediate
InDesign CC: Designing a Magazine Layoutwith Nigel French1h 51m Intermediate
EPUB Accessibility Using InDesignwith Laura Brady2h 41m Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. Document Setup and Strategy
3. Placing Text
4. Styling the Text
5. Working with Images
6. Finessing Text Composition
7. Creating the Front Matter
8. Creating the Cover
9. Preparing for Print
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