Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of InDesign: Elements of a Layout.
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- [Voiceover] Before we begin, just a few words about the Exercise Files. If you're a Premium Member of Lynda.com, then you have access to the Exercise Files that I'm using in this course. They're all in the Exercise Files folder. If you're working with an older version of InDesign, earlier than CC, then use the versions in the idml folder. If you get a message saying you have missing links in the document, you can resolve that problem by pointing to this folder, the links folder.
The fonts I'm using are from Adobe Typekit, a font subscription service that's part of the Adobe Creative Cloud. If you have a Creative Cloud subscription, you have access to Typekit. If you see a message to synch fonts when opening a document, then go ahead and do so. If you don't have access to Typkit, then just choose typefaces of your own with similar qualities.
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