A tutorial for good typography in InDesign - Setting up a baseline grid Good clean typography is a fundemental skill of any designer. Most designers believe they have good typography but in my experience it is something which is developed through time and experience. I think we all begin our design lives with a desire to be outrageously creative, and only as we mature, begin realise that simplicity and structure is just as, if not more important. In this article, I will go through some simple steps to acheive good clean well structured typography in Adobe Indesign. The first step is to choose your typefont. Next choose how many columns you want the page to be. So we have set up a grid vertically, the next step will be to set up a horizontal or baseline grid, which all our text will stick to. Start the grid at 10mm in accordance with your borders. Now we will add a heading. I shall now add an introduction paragraph in the exact same way. As you can see, everything is aligning perfectly giving the page a neat structured feel.
Design Striking Layouts for Your Own Cookery Book Using InDesign In this tutorial we’ll create a variety of layouts for a Cookery Book intended for self-publishing, either in print or as an eBook, using Adobe InDesign. I’ll show you how you can showcase simple, striking photos to create minimal, colourful designs for your pages. Let’s get cooking! Many thanks to Cameron Knight for the beautiful photos used in this tutorial. 1. Step 1 Open InDesign and select File > New Document. Set the Top Margin to 18 mm, Bottom Margin to 23 mm, Inside Margin to 21.5 mm and Outside Margin to 15.5 mm. 2. For a Cookery Book, it’s a great idea to have two distinct fonts to hand, to create separation between the Recipe Header and/or Method and the Ingredients list. In this tutorial I will be using a classic serif font, Calluna for the recipe headers and any bulk body text. 3. Ensure the Pages panel is open by going to Window > Pages. Double-click the A-Master spread to bring it up on screen. Step 2 Step 3 4. Go to File > Place and select your image, click Open. 5. Step 4
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Creating Live Captions in InDesign CS5 Live captions are perfect for adding descriptions to images placed within an InDesign document. InDesign uses the metadata from an imported file and generates a text frame. For example, if you have a contact sheet set up from an image library you can use Live Caption to automatically add descriptions to each frame. If you are interested in saving time, read on. Step 1 For the purposes of the tut I am using a contact page set up from my image library. Step 2 To activate the Caption feature we first need to set up some options. Step 3 The Caption Setup is divided into two main parts. Step 4 The lower division gives the user control over the position and alignment of the Caption. Step 5 Visually nothing will have changed within InDesign, this is fine. Here is an image of the Captions added to my contact sheet. Step 6 Now let's have a look at how the Captions behave around frames and how they are anchored. Step 7 Now take the same caption and move it below a different image. Step 8 Step 9 Conclusion
Watch the Online Video Course InDesign Secrets If you've been using InDesign for any appreciable amount of time, then you have probably created some custom settings for yourself. Settings that you would like to, say, transfer to a second computer that you're using, like a laptop. Or maybe you want to share with other people in your workgroup, put it on the server for other people to use. Like custom workspaces or saved find change queries and so on. I'm going to show you how to do that in this video. By the way, let me mention that if you're using InDesign CC, at some point, we don't have it yet in this computer, but at some point they're going to add a feature called Sync Settings. It'll appear under the File menu or the InDesign menu That will allow you to sync your settings to the cloud, and then you can sync them to another computer that you have associated with that account. These are actual files that you can take and zip up and put on a zip drive or something. And a Windows machine will say, reveal in Windows.
Photoshop Website - Tutorials,Brushes & more.. - Meant for Photoshop Maniacs OnlyPhotoshop Website - Tutorials,Brushes & more.. - Meant for Photoshop Maniacs Only Importing Type Using InDesign CS5 Importing type into Indesign can seem like a straight forward process, either copy and paste or use the place option. It is definitely a process designers take for granted. This tut will illustrate the capabilities InDesign offers when importing type using the "Show import options" feature. In turn this will give insight on how you - the designer - can take full control over importing and placing type. Methods of importing type Here are some common methods of placing type within InDesign. Direct input. For the purpose of this tut we are going to focus on method 3. Step 1 OK, lets start by importing a text document. Step 2 To the bottom left of the "Place" floating window you will see a tick box titled "Show Import Options". Step 3 The "Import Options" box is divided into three sections, Include, Options and Formatting. Step 4 The options box contains just one tick box, "Use Typographer's Quotes". Step 5 The formatting box is a bit more daunting. Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 - Extra Tip! Conclusion
Inspire | Fail No one likes to fail. No one enjoys the feelings of embarrassment, the deflated ego, or the idea that your future is slowly swirling to financial ruin. I choose to own my failures. I’ve done most of the biggies: I’ve broken bones, wrecked vehicles, been arrested, gotten divorced, and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. I choose to see these parts of my life less as failures and more as just living. In running my own studio, I’ve made all the obvious mistakes: posted a website for an event without the date, asked for way too little money, forgotten to invoice, and eaten Mexican food before taking the stage.