In this lesson, we did yet another practice using indesign! This time we once again, learnt various different tools available in this application. We learnt how to curve texts as well as insert a image into texts to give the text a design! This may sound confusing now, but the illustrations i have below will get you to understand what i’m talking about! 🙂
Just like any other STOPPRESS magazine exercise, we start off by dragging the “STOPPRESS” icon onto the new document. after adjusting the size to fit the page, we are ready to start on the text boxes!
So clicking and dragging out the text box, i pressed the left arrow key 3 times, forming 3 columns of texts. I also made one longer text box on the side of the page, added some texts, a headline as well as a background colour for the design of the page.
Now, i have changed the font of the headline in the yellow filled text column. I have also added texts using the “placeholder” text tool into the 4 columns i have created earlier.
So now i want the grids to show, so i clicked “Grids and guides” then followed by “Show basic grids”. This would allow me to have more accurate placements, ensuring nothing is out of the line or is disproportionate.
Alright, now that we’re done with the basics, time to move on to the new thing i learnt in this lesson! So firstly, I created a text saying “FREE SAMPLE INSIDE” with a custom font in the red box. I understand that you cannot see the 3 words i stated above in the illustration, but just hang in there. Do u see the picture icon my curser is pointing at?
Pick up the image, and drag it INTO the texts itself.
Now because the image I just dragged into the text is rather large, only a small area is being cropped into the text. So what i’m doing now is resizing the image I dragged into the texts, allowing more colours to show, making it seem more vibrant.
Alright, now i have a “YES” on the empty space available! Following the same steps as stated above, i have added colour and texture to the text.
Now for the baby.. or whatever this thing is to add on to the design of the layout!! I used photoshop to croup out just the baby alone, leaving out the white spaces.
Now once you’ve got the white areas off, you can start adjusting the THING to your liking!