Setting up the Illustrator document


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Setting up the Illustrator document

I've created the magazine cover in InDesign, I created the same magazine cover in Photoshop, and now I'm going to create it again in Illustrator, pointing out the differences that are necessary in approach as I go along. So here's the finished version in Illustrator, and just as I did in the other two applications, I've created it using layers. We have the cover image, barcode, the masthead, the cut out that crosses over the masthead, cover lines, and the extras, the flash, the sticker, and the price and date line.

And I also have some guides. I don't have the guides on a separate layer, but I can turn those on and off by pressing Command or Ctrl+Semicolon. So I'm going to create a new document, and my document size is going to be as it has been before, 8inches by 11 inches. Points are my current default unit of measurement. I can leave them at Points. That's fine just as long as I explicitly state my dimensions in inches, and I can express a Bleed here which is going to b...

Setting up the Illustrator document
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Setting up the Illustrator document provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Designing a Magazine Cover

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Design
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Illustrator InDesign Photoshop
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