Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with color panels and background shapes, part of Designing a Brochure (2009).
We are now going to add some color to our brochure, some color backgrounds,…and we are going to add some interesting shapes as well.…Let's look at the final version. What I'm taking about here is we are going to…add these panels of green, different shades of the green, and also this wavy…shape that goes on the top. We'll experiment with some different transparency…settings to have some nice interaction between the two.…So to do this, I'm going to use the Rectangle tool as opposed to the Rectangle…Frame tool because I don't want a big X inside the box, I have enough visual…clutter as it is. I want to make sure that I'm doing this on the background…layer. So make sure that the background layer is selected and then draw…yourself a rectangle from bleed guide to bleed guide.…
I am going to turn off the text and the pictures layer for now that just…currently have those pieces of dummy text and the placeholder picture, which…ultimately we are going to be getting rid of, but that can stay around for the time being.…
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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