Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding the year to the calendar, part of Designing a Calendar.
So all that remains for us to do is to add the year at the center of the circle.…If we look at the finished version, we can…see that I've used an all night font bodoni…poster, and I'm using a transparency effect to create…an interesting overlap of the shapes of the numerals.…I wanted to use Bodoni poster, because I felt…like I needed something to contrast, with the somewhat austere,…a little bit reserved san serif type face that I'm using elsewhere.…Bodoni poster doesn't come with the creative suite,…but you might find something similar that you already…have, and especially when you make the numerals…really large, they take on an almost abstract quality.…
But feel free to use any typeface that you feel does justice to the calendar.…I'm now going to come to the layers panel and create a new layer at the…top and this I'll call year.…I'll then click and drag to make a text frame and I'll make…sure all the other layers are locked and type my first numeral into there.…And we'll start out by choosing the type face that we want and I am…
- Observing different styles of calendars
- Installing and using the Calendar Wizard script for InDesign
- Placing and fitting images
- Adding text
- Working with grids and tables
- Creating the cover
- Preparing calendars for print
Skill Level Intermediate
1. An Overview of Calendar Design
2. Designing a Wall Calendar
3. Designing a Circular Calendar
4. Designing a Compact Calendar
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