Start at the end with the finished brochure. See how it was constructed in Adobe InDesign using paragraph styles, character styles, object styles, layers, and a layout grid.
- [Narrator] We are going to start at the very ending, a very good place to start. We're going to deconstruct the brochure before we recreate it ourselves from scratch. First of all, here I am in InDesign. I have a two page legal sized document eight and a half by 14 inches. What we're looking at is the inside of the brochure. And here is the outside. When I turn on my guides by pressing W we can see that we have guides indicating the folds. We also see there is a bleed area defined. That's the red guide outside of the page area and a slug area too. Inside the slug area, I have added some guides some dashed lines to indicate where the folds are. If we move to the master page, we see that on the master page, we have a basic layout grid. Four columns, each column functions as a panel and eight rows. Now, the tricky thing here is that these columns are not of equal width and we'll get to that in one of the upcoming movies. If we look at the layers panel, we see that the different types of content are organized on separate layers. Let's just break this down. I'll hold down the optional alt key and we'll start with the layer that's currently hidden, panel sizes. Now I've just put this in as a reminder to myself and to you of the different sizes of these panels but then we get to the actual content. We have a background layer, two fields of color. We have a guide layer and I've locked the guides. The pictures, the text, and the captions. Not surprisingly. The text is controlled by paragraph styles, heads, body text. A step by step list. We also have in a supporting role, some character styles and to control how the pictures are fitted within the frames. We have some object styles. These are all the elements that we will be recreating in the following movies. And here is a 3D mock-up of the finished brochure.