Setting up the cover document


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Setting up the cover document

Once we've chosen our cover image, it's time to create the magazine cover document. I'm going to do this in Adobe InDesign. While a case can be made for using Photoshop, or Illustrator as your creative hub, it's my opinion that InDesign offers the most fully featured and flexible suite of tools for this purpose. That said, I will be demonstrating in later movies a Photoshop and an Illustrator-based workflow. I'm going to create a new document, single page document, Print will be my Intent, do not need Facing Pages.

My page size is going to be 8 inches by 11 inches which is a popular magazine size. I am in picas as my default unit of measurement currently. I don't need to change that. I can just type in the values in inches, so long as I'm explicit, 8in, 11in. I will have a single column, preferring to set up a Layout Grid using Create Guides in the next step. I want the margins to be uniform but a lot smaller than they currently are, just to define a safe area, an area i...

Setting up the cover document
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Setting up the cover 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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