Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a circular gradient, part of Designing a Calendar.
It's now time to apply our gradient.…Let's look at the finished version and remind ourselves of how that looks.…You can see that we are going from the…cool blue of winter, to the green of spring, to…the golden yellow of summer, and to the brown of…fall, and then back again to the blue of winter.…This type of gradient isn't possible in InDesign.…We can make radial gradients, but this is not a radial gradient.…This gradient is moving around the circle.…So, for this we need to use Photoshop. Let's come over to our work in progress.…
And, I'm going to start out by loading the swatches of the document…that I used to create the wall calendar, if you watched those movies.…So I'm going to load those swatches.…So there we have the different colors of the seasons.…Now, let's just see what would happen if we were to make a gradient in InDesign and…just understand why this wouldn't work.…So, I'm going to go and find my Gradient panel.…And we want a gradient that's going to go from winter, so I'm…holding down the Option or Alt key and clicking on the color.…
- 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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