Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Packaging, part of Designing a Poster with InDesign CS4.
We have one final thing to do to our poster. This is actually more about…housekeeping than design, but when you finish a project, you will want to…package all of its different bits in one tidy folder, so that you could archive…that projects and if necessary, get rid of all the bits that you didn't use and…all the interim versions.…So, how we do that-- and this used to be used to gather up the InDesign file…along with it's associated assets and the linked files and the fonts to send to…our printer, but these days the printer is more likely going to want a PDF…file, just because it's easier, less prone to error. But the package function…is still useful if you need to move your InDesign project from one computer to…another or, as we are supposing here, when you finish the project and you just…want to gather up all the pieces at one location.…
So, I'm going to choose Package and it's going to warn me here of any potential…problems. So that warning triangle over there, Links in Images. It's warning me…
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