Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding decorative swirls, part of Designing a Brochure (2009).
Let's see how we can add some decorative swirls to our background. Again, …you might think this is maybe over-egging the pudding a little bit too much,…adding a bit too much seasoning, but we are going to add these on a separate layer…where we always have the option to turn them off or turn them down, should we…decide that later on.…But this is going to use an Illustrator symbol set that I have downloaded from…the Adobe Exchange website. It's by jlwDesign and it's in this photo right here.…
There it is. I'm going to open up the Illustrator version of these three files. …If I now move to the Symbols panel, we see that each one of these swirls…is saved as a symbol.…What I actually want to do here is add each of these symbols or at least the…ones that I'm interested in to my Illustrator document and then copy and paste…them into Illustrator, where I can experiment with how they are going to work…with my particular layer.…
So I'm going to come over to one of these. I don't want to spray them with a…
InDesign CS4 and Illustrator CS4 Essential Training are recommended prerequisites to fully execute the techniques in this title.
- Integrating InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
- Establishing a workflow that combines maximum efficiency with maximum editing flexibility
- Working with a printer at the outset
- Designing with grids to create balance
- Choosing fonts and color palettes for a consistent look and feel
- Manipulating images for maximum impact
- Exploring different brochure formats and folding
- Proofing and printing the final product
Skill Level Intermediate
Up and Running with Photoshop for Designwith Deke McClelland3h 36m Appropriate for all
1. Getting Started
2. Setting Up the Workspace
3. Setting Up the Document
4. Creating the Background
5. Working with Text
6. Preparing Images
7. Preparing for Print
8. Alternative Brochure Styles
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