Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Picture grid, part of InDesign: Elements of a Layout.
- [Voiceover] A picture grid gives the chance…to use a number of images…without any one of them taking center stage.…A grid of photos is a good option…if you have several good but not great images.…Or if you need to give equal billing…to separate figures or items in a group.…Or if the images are in a sequence.…In my layout in progress on the second spread,…I'm going to create a numbered grid of pictures…with an accompanying caption block.…
I'll come first to my layers panel…and target my pictures layer.…Press F to access my frame tool.…And I'm going to draw a grid on the bottom half…of the left hand page.…So I'll click and drag.…As I'm doing this, I'll tap my right arrow…to divide it into five columns…and my up arrow to divide it into three rows.…I'll come to the object styles and apply the fill frame…text wrap auto fit object style to those frames.…
In case you missed this,…which was created in an earlier step,…this object style has the fill frame proportionally…frame fitting option with auto fit…and it also has an 11 point…
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