Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Text on picture, part of InDesign: Elements of a Layout.
- [Voiceover] Putting text over a picture can integrate…the two and make the layout seem less boxy,…but we need to be careful that we don't make…the text and the picture unreadable.…Basically the portion of the image that is overlapped…with text needs to be a quiet, nonessential part…of the image, and the text needs to have sufficient…contrast to be read against a photographic background.…This is most effective when used sparingly,…and mainly used for title treatments.…
In my layout in progress, I'm going to use two…of the treatments that we just saw,…and I'm gonna start by creating…a double page title treatment.…I'll come to my Pages panel and right click…on my first page and choose Insert Pages.…I want to add two pages before my current page two,…using the B master page.…So I'm going to put a picture, a full page bleed…over the whole spread, and I want to remove the folios.…
So I'm gonna hold down Command and Shift…as I drag over those folios to unlock them…from the master pages and then delete them.…I'll come to the Layers panel and target the pictures layer,…
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