Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Using layers, part of Designing a Brochure (2009).
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Now we touched on layers in the previous movie, but I would like to explain…a bit more about layers in this movie and we are going to set up layers for this document. …Now, how many layers do we need? We need to keep it simple.…Layers are implemented in a very straightforward way in InDesign. There is no way near…the amount of complexity that you have in programs like Illustrator or…especially Photoshop. But they are essential really for an effective workflow…and we happen to know-- because you have already seen the finished version and…there it is again.…We're going to have a lot of things on top of other things by the time we are…finished with this, which makes layering very, very essential. You can see here…the layers of the finished version. If I were to hide the pictures layer,…they were going to go away. With the exception of this one, which I have considered…to be something different. I'll put that on a layer called text wrap. As you saw,… we can show and hide things selectively. We can also lock things…
InDesign CS4 and Illustrator CS4 Essential Training are recommended prerequisites to fully execute the techniques in this title.
- Integrating InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
- Establishing a workflow that combines maximum efficiency with maximum editing flexibility
- Working with a printer at the outset
- Designing with grids to create balance
- Choosing fonts and color palettes for a consistent look and feel
- Manipulating images for maximum impact
- Exploring different brochure formats and folding
- Proofing and printing the final product
Skill Level Intermediate
Up and Running with Photoshop for Designwith Deke McClelland3h 36m Appropriate for all
1. Getting Started
2. Setting Up the Workspace
3. Setting Up the Document
4. Creating the Background
5. Working with Text
6. Preparing Images
7. Preparing for Print
8. Alternative Brochure Styles
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