Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a circular grid, part of Designing a Calendar.
Our journey begins in Illustrator, where we are going to…create a polar grid, make some modifications to it and then…copy and paste that into InDesign and that polar grid,…each segment we need to make into, a separate text frame.…We are going to need to jump through some hoops, in order to do this.…And the order in which we perform these steps, it turns out, is very important.…So let's create a new document and…we want the size of the document to be 13 inches…by 13 inches, or I'm currently in points, 936 points square.…
And the reason for that size is because I want to print this on…paper size, called A3 plus or super B and its width is, 13 inches.…Now, I'm going to choose my Polar Grid tool.…Quick overview, of the polar…grid tool.…When you click and drag, you get a circular grid.…You can increase the number of radial dividers, by…tapping the right arrow, decrease by tapping the left arrow.…Increase the number of concentric dividers by tapping the…up arrow and decrease, by tapping the down arrow.…
Now, I've worked out, through a process of some trial and error, that we…
- 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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