Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Indicating the cap height line, part of Designing a Brochure (2009).
I am going bonkers with these grids. I'm just loving these grids and that…thing that I said I wasn't going to do until later, I'm going to do it now. …I can't resist it, and that is I'm going to add another grid increment that…indicates the cap height of the type.…Now why would we want to do that? Here is the issue. The purpose of the grid or…one of the purposes of the grid is so that we can align elements relative to…each other to the same line and let's say I have got a picture. I'm just going…to draw a box for the picture for now and I draw that so that it sits on one of…those grid increments and it's going to be a single column wide, like that.…
Now you will see that the top of the picture is aligned to the top of the grid.…The top of the text frame is aligned to the top of the grid, but the text…itself begins a distance down from the top of the grid. So what we have here is…10 point type and this distance from the top of the cap height to the top of…the box, this is empty space at the moment.…
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
Learning Photoshop for Design (2011)with 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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