Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Captions, part of InDesign: Elements of a Layout.
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- [Voiceover] Captions accompany artwork and give it context.…In some publications, they can also…provide a summary of the body text.…Captions are smaller than the body text.…They are set with ragged alignment and without hyphenation.…Captions are another opportunity…for repetition and contrast.…Repetition of the headline type-face family…and contrast to the body text.…Typically, they're positioned below the image,…but they can be positioned anywhere proximate to the image.…
Even over the image, just so long…as the visual connection is clear and the text is readable.…Though I haven't yet placed my pictures,…I'll create a style for the captions.…So I actually have the caption text on the paste board.…I come to the right paste board…and drag this text frame into position.…And then zoom in on it.…Double-click to insert my type cursor into there.…Command + a to select all of the text.…I'm going to start by applying the sidebar, no-indent style.…
This is the most similar style.…But then I'll come to my character formats…
Graphic designer Nigel French shows how to create a magazine layout using a modular approach that improves the ongoing usability of the document template and the appearance of the resulting designs. In this course, Nigel uses a magazine layout to explain the purpose of each layout element and to demonstrate the use of InDesign features. He explores text elements, picture elements, and page elements. He demonstrates how to set up a document and how to format logically with Styles, Layers, and CC Libraries.
- Setting up a template
- Using Paragraph Styles, Character Styles, and Object Styles
- Working with picture treatments
- Establishing hierarchy
- Incorporating white space into a layout
- Using CC Libraries