Tabs & Indents
The all-mighty tab character can do wonders in InDesign. We'll explore setting indented text and building grids with tabs and indents, too.
Bullet & Number Lists
Whether they are bulleted or numbered, InDesign is very adept at creating lists. There are very granular, flexible controls to create the lists that fit your design.
The potential usefulness of Tables in InDesign is virtually limitless. We'll start with the basics, then progress to blow-your-mind tables that you can't even tell are tables. You'll see. It'll blow your mind.
The Story Editor is a text-only view of your InDesign page layout in a separate window. It allows you to edit text without layout and formatting distractions.
Next & Nested Styles
Next and Nested styles are two different things in InDesign. When thy are combined, they really offer powerful tools to style text with only a few clicks.
Automatic page numbering, automatic story jumps, text variables; these are only some of the tools we'll use to create a publication in InDesign. They all allow us to have content that updates dynamically, which makes editing a breeze.
In this summative assignment, you'll use the provided files to build the layouts as directed.
A die is used to cut paper stock for kit folders, packaging and more. To create a physical die, you need to design its outline first.
The black you get by default in Photoshop is different than the one in Illustrator and in InDesign. We'll take control of this unruly colour for once and for all.
A duotone Photoshop image is a greyscale image printed with a coloured ink rather than with black ink. You can obtain striking results with a well thought-out production strategy.
Spot Colour Channels
At times, four colour process printing can be quite bland. There are times when you want a more crafted printed piece with more accurate colours and more punch. This is where spot colour printing can come to the rescue.
While designers shouldn't need to do trapping on their files, they should be familiar with the concept and the mechanics of how it works.
Beautiful Line Art
Line art is artwork which only contains black and white pixels. Line art images always contain sharp edges with no greys or colours. You would think that it would be the easiest to scan. The problem is that bitmap images often end up either lacking detail or clogged in darker areas. The Bitmap or Black & White settings in your scanning software will rarely yield favourable results. I'll show you how to create beautiful line art.
Designers need to get a solid handle on file prep for the press. The skillz below are some essential skillz you need to master.
You don't need to be a fine artist to create beautiful artwork with brushes in Photoshop. As a matter of fact, Photoshop brushes can help the novice painter create stunning artwork. It also opens new possibilities for the more experienced.
In this unit, we'll set up Photoshop for Pastel drawing, including installing a workspace file, swatches and more. By the end of this module, you'll be able to produce artwork that looks like it was made with real pastels.
Adobe have designed a wonderful workflow for getting a sketch off paper into vectors in Illustrator. You can even create multiple colour versions in a matter of seconds. Let's give it a go.
Live Paint & Recolour
Wouldn't it be really cool to have a tool which can produce multiple colour schemes in your work in a flash? Well Illustrator has this built in. It's called Recolour Artwork.