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How to Create a Professional Magazine Layout

How to Create a Professional Magazine Layout
A few times a each month we revisit some of our reader’s favorite posts from throughout the history of Vectortuts+. This tutorial by Otto Coster was first published on August 4th 2010. Have you ever wondered how professional designers strike the perfect balance between text and image? Using InDesign's powerful type tools, you will learn techniques to help you set and arrange a magazine layout. Step 1 Setting up the Document We'll be using a standard A4 size document for this tutorial. Step 2 Creating a Grid To set up the page grid, go to the "A-master spread" and choose Layout > Create Guides. Why? Step 3 Placing a Background When creating a magazine layout, you'll want to keep a good balance between the white space, images and text. Go to page 2–3 and place your photograph in the bleed space so that the entire spread is covered. Step 4 Creating Body Text Step 5 Setting up a Baseline Grid To make our text look good we need to set up a baseline grid. Step 6 Changing the Basic Paragraph Style

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