Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Pull quotes, part of InDesign: Elements of a Layout.
- [Voiceover] Pull quotes are a quote…or summary of a salient point in the text.…Pull quotes attract the readers attention…and draw them into the article.…But they also offer visual relief…by breaking up the text.…Pull quotes work best when they are short and pithy.…Visually they should be placed…before the text they are quoting…and not too close to the quote itself.…Stylistically they tie-in with the heads and sub-heads.…They should be clearly contrasting…so there no chance of them being mistaken…for the body text.…
You can very the amount of white space…around pull quotes according to the needs of the layout.…If you're running a line short,…add an extra line of white space.…If you're overrunning,…reduce the white space by the necessary number of lines.…I'm now going to create the pull quote…in the layout in progress.…I'll zoom in on the top right of the right-hand page,…select this text I want to use.…Copy this, move over to my paste board,…click and drag with my type tool to create a text frame…and then paste into that text frame.…
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