Setting up the document in Illustrator and placing it on a grid


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Setting up the document in Illustrator and placing it on a grid

As well as setting up an InDesign template either in InDesign CS4 or CS5, let's have a look at setting up a template for use in Illustrator. Now while I am using InDesign as my hub program, any content I create in Illustrator or Photoshop will be placed or dragged and dropped into InDesign. It may be useful to have an Illustrator template that equates in size and in grid to the InDesign page that I am ultimately going to end up in.

So I'm going to come to File and choose New, and since we are working with Illustrator, we are talking about artboards rather than pages. I'm going to create a 5 x 7.5 document with a 1/8th of an inch bleed. Bear in mind, this is just my way of working. This is not essential by any means, but I find it useful to have a framework of guidelines to work with. I'm going to make that framework the same as the framework that I'm using in the InDesign document.

I'm going to set up in a slightly different way, because we're in Illustrator. I&...

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

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Design
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Illustrator InDesign
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