Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video White space, part of InDesign: Elements of a Layout.
- [Voiceover] White space is design space…that makes a layout more inviting and more readable.…There's a distinction between micro white space,…the space between the letters and words…and between the lines,…and macro white space which refers…to the margins, the space between paragraphs…and any white space columns.…White space can be used creatively and daringly.…It can also be used functionally…to visually establish hierarchy…and to make it clear which elements…belong together and which are separate.…
We've already addressed the micro white space…in earlier steps.…Here we're going to reconfigure the layout…to incorporate some macro white space.…I'll move to the master pages spread…and then come to the layout menu…and to margins and columns because…I want to change from a three column grid…to a five column grid.…Note that I have enable layout adjustment checked…and that's gonna make sure that…any items that are a single column width…will now be one of my five columns…rather than one of my three columns…and that will affect the department head…
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