Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Straplines and kickers, part of InDesign: Elements of a Layout.
- [Voiceover] Also known as a deck or standfirst,…a strapline is a subsidiary heading…that summarizes the article.…Like the head, the strapline may span the text columns.…It can be in the same typeface family as the head,…or the same typeface as the body text.…Typically, it goes below the head, but can go above.…There may also be a short kicker above the head.…This may be a department head identifying…the section of the magazine.…
In my layout-in-progress, I'm going to select the first…paragraph after the headline by double-clicking to insert…my type cursor into that paragraph, and then press…Command- or Control-2 to zoom into a 200% view.…I'll click 4 times to select that paragraph, and…I'm going to change its size to 14 points,…and its leading to 16.5 points.…Currently, it's aligned to an 11-point grid, so I'm going to…come to my Control Panel menu, and choose…Only Align First Line to Grid.…
In my paragraph formats, I'm gonna…make sure that it is left-aligned,…and that it does not hyphenate.…I will Option-Alt click on Span Columns, and choose to…
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