Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Sidebars and callouts, part of InDesign: Elements of a Layout.
- [Voiceover] Sidebars are small supporting articles…separate from, but related to the main text flow.…It's important that sidebars be distinct…from the body text.…This usually means using a contrasting type face,…possibly in a tinted frame.…Because of limited space,…the type face may be condensed.…For variety and contrast,…sidebars often have a different number of columns…to the body text.…They have their own head style,…and possibly also a strap line or deck.…
A narrow column measure requires ragged alignment…without hyphenation.…Before I add the sidebar to this article,…I'm going to divide my spread into rows.…And I'm gonna do this on my master pages…so that the guides appear on all of my document pages.…I'll come to layout, create guides,…number of rows will be eight,…and the gutter will be equivalent to my body text leading,…11 point.…These will be fitted to the margins.…
Returning now to my document pages.…So these rows will just aid me…in the placement and positioning of the sidebar…and other elements that I'll be adding…
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