In this video, learn about setting up the cover document as a three-page spread: front cover, back cover, and spine.
- [Man] Okay, having created the interior of our book, … let's now turn our attention to creating the cover, … which we'll be assembling as a three page spread. … Let's just take a look at the pages panel … and you can see that we have three pages there, in a row. … So, this is the finished version. … I'm going to create this from scratch, command or control n. … And here we have a new document. … We want a three page document. … We want it's size to be six inches by nine inches, … and if I change my units to inches … you can see that that is what we have. … We do not want facing pages, … nor do we want a primary text frame. … Margins set to zero … and I do want a bleed, … we didn't have on the interior it wasn't necessary, … but we are going to have elements that go … to the edge of the page here. … So my bleed, I've actually specified it in millimeters … just because that is my habit. … If I change to millimeters, you can see that I'm … using a three millimeter bleed … and I'm also, and this is optional really, …
- 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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