Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Packaging, part of Designing a Brochure (2009).
To conclude our brochure project, we are going to package it. Packaging…traditionally has been used to gather up all the assets, all the project into…one folder so that you can then send all of those assets along with the InDesign…file to the printer. These days your printer is probably going to prefer that…you send them a PDF document. You should check that with them before you make…any assumptions though. Because a PDF document is easier for you, it's easier…for them and it's less prone to error.…But the Package function in InDesign still serves the useful purpose. Perhaps…you need to move your working progress from one computer to another or perhaps…as we are supposing here the project is finished and you want to just gather it…all up into one folder, so that you can then archive it on your hard drive.…
Because it's quite likely that in the course of designing this project, …you have been drawing in images from a variety of different folders, possibly even…from a variety of different file service and we just want to get everything all…
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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