Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding textures and gradients, part of Designing a Brochure (2009).
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In this movie, I would like to show you a couple of things that I experimented…with and ultimately decided upon not using. That is adding either a gradient or…some kind of texture to the background. I think what I have right now is what I want, …but I would like to show you some of the things that I looked at and…ultimately decided not to use.…So first of all, how about a background texture. I'm now on page 1. …I think what I want to do is I'm going to select the large background rectangle that …I filled with green. I'll go to the Layers panel, making sure that…the background layer is unlocked and click on that rectangle to select it.…
Into this rectangle, I'm now going to place an image.…I have in the 04_creatingbackground folder, a file called background1. …It's a close-up of a flower border essentially, just showing some different textures of plants. …I'm going to click Open and that image is going to go into that…rectangle. Now the moment that is not at all what I want.…So the first thing I want to do is I want to fit this to the frame. Let me just…
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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