Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Page furniture, part of InDesign: Elements of a Layout.
- [Voiceover] Page Furniture includes folios,…possibly department heads,…and possibly intercolumn rules separating content.…Folios are typically made of a page number,…magazine name and issue date.…They're usually flush with the outside margin,…perhaps with the web address in the inside margin.…There should be enough space between the folio…and the type area to make the folio distinct.…If a picture bleeds off the bottom of the page,…you can omit the folio.…
Because the position of the folio should be consistent,…I'll create them on the master page spread.…I'll come to the layout menu, and from "Create Guides"…I will add a single column fitted to the margins.…Now, what's going to do is add guides around my type area.…So, I can now use those guides to draw myself a text frame…beneath the type area.…I'll press "t" to access my type tool,…and then click and drag from one side to the other.…
I'm actually going to move this frame to a new layer,…because I like to have my master page items created…on a separate layer.…
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