Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up the document, part of Designing an Invitation.
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I'm going to go over the setup steps to create this first invitation and we're…going to begin just by looking at the finished version.…It's an Adobe InDesign document, it is two pages.…This is the first and you can see that the first panel of the finished…invitation is the top half of this vertically-oriented letter-size document.…And it is necessarily upside down, so that when it's printed, it will be folded…along this line here. And then print it back to back with this page to create…our finished piece.…
Let's create the blank document for all of that content to go into.…File, New Document or Command+N or Ctrl+N. And I'll just run through…these options quickly.…So the intent will be Print.…Number of Pages will be 2, Facing pages will be unchecked.…I'm using a Letter Size page here;…I'm just keeping it simple by using a standard page size.…Orientation will be Tool.…Number of Columns 2, the Gutter can stay at 1 pica--the Gutter being the space…between those columns--and I have even margins of 3 picas depending on your…
- Looking at type choices
- Creating a digital letterpress effect
- Adding text and images
- Creating alternate versions of your invitation