Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Using paragraph styles with cover lines, part of Designing a Magazine Cover.
Here's where we left it. We have the main cover line in position, and we now need to add the others.…Because the arrangement of the cover lines around the picture needs to be very flexible,…I'm treating each cover line as a separate textframe which I can independently drag into position.…For a most sober cover treatment, it might be preferable to keep all the type within…a single textframe and adjust the spacing using the paragraph formatting options on the Control panel.…
But that's not what I'm going to do here. I am, however, going to use Paragraph Styles.…Now for a very free-form approach like we have here, some people might prefer to use…the Eyedropper tool, and that would probably be quicker, but ultimately using Paragraph…Styles is going to give us more flexibility in terms of how we edit the end result.…So it does involve a bit of investment up front, but it will pay off.…I'm going to come to my Paragraph Styles, and with my cursor in the main cover line,…I'm going to call this kicker1, Apply to Selection, and then I'll come and choose the explanatory…
- The history of magazine covers
- Choosing a cover image
- Making color and tonal adjustments to the image
- Placing and positioning the masthead
- Positioning, scaling, and cropping the cover image
- Creating a color palette
- Adding cover text
- Creating a peeling sticker effect
- Preparing for print
Skill Level Intermediate
1. An Overview of Magazine Cover Design
2. Planning the Cover
3. Creating the Cover in InDesign
4. Preparing for Print
5. Alternative Workflows: Photoshop
6. Alternative Workflows: Illustrator
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