Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Rose and dagger, part of Designing a Poster with InDesign CS4.
In this the first of three posters that use type and image, we have a fairly…literal interpretation of the plot using the popular iconography for Romeo &…Juliet of a dagger and a rose or be it a wilting rose.…So let's see what we begin with here. I have given us the type and the type…only and this type is using the Centaur font, which I think worked quite…successfully in an earlier version. So I'm going to repurpose it here and…Centaur is I think a very good choice. It's got very good transitions between…the thin and the thick parts of the letters and especially appealing is the…diagonal crossbar on the E. And it's got very nice ampersand as well.…
So let's begin by placing some images. Now both of these images are stock…images. So you are not going to have these exact images but I'm sure you…can find something similar to use. I'm going to switch to Bridge and the ones…we are after are this one and this one. This dagger image began its life…looking like this. Let me just show you what I did to it in Photoshop to get it…
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