Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Refining text, part of Designing a Brochure (2009).
We've given a lot of time to fixing up the images, but our text we left in a…very unfinished state. We kind of more or less left it where we dropped it and…we need to now spend a few moments refining that. So let's turn back on…our text layer and there are several things that we need to fix.…Firstly, let's address this Text Wrap problem down here, because the Text Wrap…that we drew is no longer appropriate, since we resized the image. I've put…that Text Wrap element on its own layer, making it easier to select because…it's actually invisible.…
So what I'm going to do is hold down the Option Key or the Alt Key and click…in the locking column to lock everything but the Text Wrap layer and then…press Command+A or Ctrl+A and that will select the Text Wrap, which I can now move.…And I'm going to remove the Text Wrap from that pen path. …So up in my Text Wrap panel, take it off, let's zoom in, and I now need to switch to…my Direct Selection tool. I'm holding down my Shift Key here just to extend that…
InDesign CS4 and Illustrator CS4 Essential Training are recommended prerequisites to fully execute the techniques in this title.
- Integrating InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
- Establishing a workflow that combines maximum efficiency with maximum editing flexibility
- Working with a printer at the outset
- Designing with grids to create balance
- Choosing fonts and color palettes for a consistent look and feel
- Manipulating images for maximum impact
- Exploring different brochure formats and folding
- Proofing and printing the final product
Skill Level Intermediate
Learning Photoshop for Design (2011)with Deke McClelland3h 36m Appropriate for all
1. Getting Started
2. Setting Up the Workspace
3. Setting Up the Document
4. Creating the Background
5. Working with Text
6. Preparing Images
7. Preparing for Print
8. Alternative Brochure Styles
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