Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Photo collage, part of InDesign: Elements of a Layout.
- [Voiceover] Overlapping images to create…a photo collage can create a spontaneous feel,…like the images have just been scattered onto the page.…A photo collage can look personal, and more often…contains snapshots or images that have…been made to look like snapshots.…It's a good option if you have a lot of images to use…with only a limited space, or if the images are…from various sources with different lighting conditions.…Realistic drop shadows can add a sense of depth.…
So, to create a photo collage in my layout in progress,…I'm going to move to my second spread,…Option or Alt, Page Down, come to my Layers panel…and target my Pictures layer…where I want the images to be placed.…I'll come to the File menu and choose Place,…and select these 10 numbered images,…holding down the Shift key, then click Open.…I'm going to place these as a grid.…So I'll click and drag, as I do so,…tap my right arrow to divide that into two columns,…and my up arrow to divide it into five rows.…
I'll temporarily hide the Text 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