Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Text wrap, part of InDesign: Elements of a Layout.
- [Voiceover] Let's take a look at some examples…of what we can do with text wraps…and irregular picture shapes.…Text wraps around cut out images…create an interaction between the text and image…and can make for more dynamic layouts.…Irregular shapes allow us to get away from…the appearance of everything being in a box.…Be careful when creating the text wrap…not to narrow the text column too much,…or you'll create a problem of bad word spacing…or uneven wraps.…
Text wraps often work best when they are subtle…rather than intrusive.…In the layout in progress,…I'm going to come to the second spread…by pressing Option or Alt and my Page Down…and add a couple of pictures down at the bottom right…on the right-hand page above the side bar article.…So I'll increase my view size of that portion of the page.…In the previous movie I placed…two images on the pictures layer.…In this case the pictures will need to go…on the text layer because they need to be…above the side bar in the stacking order.…
So I have my text layer targeted.…
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