Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up a new document, part of Designing a Brochure (2009).
Let's set up our document, but before we do that let's just take a look at the…finished version or a finished version. The version that we create, it's going…to be ever so slightly different from this. We are going to make a few…different design decisions along the way just as things pan out. So this is a…finished version and if I turn on my guides we can see that there is a…confusing number of guides and frame edges around all the different things. …We have a Baseline Grid there, we have Column guides and we have these Turquoise…guides which indicate that three different panels. This is the interior.…
If we page up, we can go to the outside, which looks like that. You can more clearly…see that the three different panels with this being the first of them and then…it's going to open out into this.…So I'm going to begin with a new document, Ctrl+N or Command+N, and we are…going to be working with a letter-sized page, landscape orientation. We do not…want Facing Pages; we want it to be two pages. Now there are different strategies…
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
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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