Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Arranging text, part of Designing a Brochure (2009).
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So let's arrange our text now into the relevant chunks and place them in…the right parts of the pages. And to remind ourselves of where we are going with this, …let's take a look at the finished version. Here is the outside and the inside. …So the exact placement is-- we are going to need to adjust that later on.…I just want to get things roughly placed where they need to be.…Now, for something like this I favor chopping the text up into discrete and…wholly separate stories rather than trying to maintain it as a continuous text flow…and I'm going to do that with that one paragraph. I'm going to cut it…from there and that's going to move over to this, the first panel.…
In order to help me in the accuracy of placement, I of course want to turn my Guides on. …So with my Type tool, I'm going to drag a text frame and we will…put that about there and we want to make this a bit smaller. Maybe it would be…worth my while making a second level of head, so that I can have this be the same…as this and if I can, I think that's what I'm going to do. But before I do that, …
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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