Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Red wedge, part of Designing a Poster.
A great source of inspiration for your posters can be historical examples of…successful and well-known posters and this is a poster by a Russian…constructivist El Lissitzky from the early 20th century. I'm not sure of the…exact date but I think it's around 1919. And this is perhaps one of the most…parodied an at the same time most revered posters of that era. And it's going to…be very easy for us to use this as a sort of template and create our own…version of it for our Romeo & Juliet poster. This is called Beat the Whites…with the Red Wedge. And if I now switch to InDesign we can see there is my…homage to that famous poster by El Lissitzky.…
So we are going to start at this point. And this is going to involve just…drawing some very simple shapes in InDesign and messing around to some extent…with a transparency. So starting out with our layers, I have got the three…layers, text, pictures and panels, in there. Let's come to the panels layer…first of all or actually why don't we just turn off text and pictures, turn on…
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