Learn about the importance of page size and aspect ratio and how to calculate the aspect ratio.
- [Instructor] One of the first and most important … design decisions you'll make is the size … and orientation of your page. … Typically, printed pages are vertical, … while screens are more suited to a horizontal orientation. … The aspect ratio, the ratio of the width the the height, … is an important factor in determining how the space … of your page, or screen, can be divided. … You can determine the aspect ratio by dividing … the longest side by the shortest side. … So for example, a six by 10 page, gives an aspect ratio … of one to 1.6, 10 divided by six. … That's also referred to as a golden section aspect ratio. … A U.S. letter size page, eight and 1/2 by 11 inches, … is in an aspect ratio of one to 1.29. … It's European equivalent A4, … is in an aspect ratio of one to 1.4. … A common page size of six inches by nine inches … is in an aspect ratio of one to 1.5. … These numbers are often rounded up, … so that's also expressed as 2:3, … or 4:6, or 8:12. … A common U.S. magazine size of eight and 3/8 inch …
- Why grids matter
- Setting up a modular grid
- Determining margins, page size, and aspect ratio
- Creating a baseline grid
- Creating a cap height grid
- Text wraps and grids
- Object styles and grid
- Using the Gridify feature
- Breaking your grid with images
- Shaping text frames
Skill Level Intermediate
InDesign CC: Designing a Magazine Layoutwith Nigel French1h 51m Intermediate
Graphic Design Foundations: Typographywith Ina Saltz2h 23m Beginner
1. Grids: An Overview
2. Setting Up a Grid
3. Using a Baseline Grid in InDesign
4. Grid-Related InDesign Tools and Features
5. Breaking the Grid
6. Third-Party Grid Tools
Grid Calculator Pro6m 31s
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