Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Dagger, part of Designing a Poster.
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This I think is an interesting approach. I'm not entirely sure that it works…but it's interesting nonetheless and valuable for that reason and I'm sure that…you can finesse it more to make it work. What we have here is an image that …I have traced around, filled that trace with a solid color and then put the text…in an inverted text wrap inside that shape.…Obviously that makes the text a little bit hard to read and that's the biggest…challenge of this example: having the text within the shape and still have it…readable. We are going to begin this one in progress. We have got the…background already set up and the text in the right font, but we are going to…have to adjust the sizes as we go along.…
So I'm going to switch from InDesign now to Illustrator where I have this image…of a dagger and I'm now going to draw myself a pen path around it. Before I do…that, I'm going to put that on its own layer and lock that layer and then with…my Pen tool, I want to simplify this and I also want to make it little bit more…
Adobe InDesign CS4 and Illustrator CS4 Essential Training are recommended prerequisites to fully execute the techniques in this title.
- Generating ideas for layout and design
- Combining InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
- Establishing a workflow that blends maximum efficiency with maximum editing flexibility
- Choosing appropriate typefaces and imagery
- Choosing colors that convey the message
- Making the most of images
- Creating mockups for client approval and in preparation for printing