Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Saving a workspace, part of Designing a Brochure (2009).
So you are itching to get started and I am too, but it is really going to help us if we take a moment just to set up a workspace that has all of the palettes or panels as they are now called that we need for the kind of work that we are going to be doing. So I'm going to start out with the Typography workspace, which is a good starting point, but there are some panels there that I'm frankly not going to be using and there are other panels that I need that I'm going to need to add to this workspace, then save the workspace and we have always got that to return to at any time.
So let's see. Gradient. We are not going to be using Gradient too much. So I'm just going to pull one out and close it. If we need it, I can always go get it again from under the Window menu. Hyperlinks, don't need it. Paragraph, don't need it. And I don't need it because all the options on the Paragraph panel are available on the control panel up here. So I'm actually going to save space by not having that one. And Character, don't need that one either for this same reason: all the options that are on the Character panel are available on the control panel.
But in addition to these there are some that we don't have that would be with us getting. Info, nice to have that around. Handy for word counts and also to check the resolution of images. So how about if we drag Info on to the Stroke group and let's see what else. Object & Layout. It's nice to have the Align panel. I can move put that in that group right there. I don't need the Pathfinder.
And then Object Styles which I'll group with Paragraph Styles and then I'll also put Character Styles in the same group. That looks good. I'm now come up to the Window menu > Workspace > New Workspace. Going to give it my name. Click OK, so now at any time throughout the course of our working session, things are going to get messed up as they inevitably do, but I can reset to that working space at anytime.
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
Up and Running with Photoshop for Designwith 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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