Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video An overview of the circular calendar project, part of Designing a Calendar.
Over the course of the next few movies I'd…like to show you how to create this circular calendar.…Admitedly, not the most functional of calendars, but I do…think it makes a very attractive piece of wall art.…When I first created this I gravitated towards…using Illustrator and I created this version in Illustrator.…It was, frankly, a pain to do so.…And for that reason, second time around we'll be…creating this in InDesign, but I did just…want to share with you, some of my experiences…of doing this in Illustrator, and that will key…you in to why we're going to use InDesign.…
Now what Illustrator has which is essential to this, is the polar grid tool.…And that's what creates the circular grid.…And we will be using that so we will be starting out in Illustrator.…But then, we will be copying and pasting that into InDesign.…The limitation of illustrator here is…number one, there is no automatic numbering…feature, which meant that I had to plug in these numbers by hand.…Which admittedly is not that big a deal.…But it's very easy to go wrong.…
- Observing different styles of calendars
- Installing and using the Calendar Wizard script for InDesign
- Placing and fitting images
- Adding text
- Working with grids and tables
- Creating the cover
- Preparing calendars for print
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. An Overview of Calendar Design
2. Designing a Wall Calendar
3. Designing a Circular Calendar
4. Designing a Compact Calendar
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