Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Subheads, part of InDesign: Elements of a Layout.
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- [Voiceover] Subheads offer visual relief…by breaking up the text,…and they also help the reader…by indicating what's coming next.…As with the drop cap, subheads are an opportunity…to echo the style of the headline,…as well as the signature color of the layout.…If you need to economize on space,…you can create a run-in head,…where the subhead is on the same line as the body text.…Subheads can be the same size as the body text,…or slightly larger,…but they clearly need to be distinguished…by weight and or color.…
The spacing of a subhead should clearly connect it…with the text that follows.…Subheads are typically followed by…a body text paragraph without an indent.…So now to add subheads to my work-in-progress.…I'm gonna add my first subhead just above this paragraph.…Let me zoom in on this text.…Command or control two, to jump to 200 percent view.…I'll just knock that text down to the next line,…and capitalize that first word,…and this will be my subhead.…
Now, because I want my subheads…left-aligned and not hyphenated,…
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