Imagine getting a toolbox that helped you organize your projects, provided an abundance of tools for each job and enabled you to keep jobs moving. Advisers and staff can get those types of tools when they create their yearbooks online.
Most everyone is familiar with Find/Change to correct misspellings and search for word references. But in InDesign, the tool has broader applications, such as type formatting and styles. Here is an example of using Find/Change to make a style consistent throughout documents.
Using Photoshop, you can design new and exciting backgrounds that will be unique to your yearbook because your designers created them.
This effect involves placing a single image across multiple frames.
Walsworth offers 43 body fonts and 71 display fonts, so the selection is plentiful. But can you get the look you want for your yearbook? We compared today’s most popular fonts with AWPC fonts, and found some resemblances. Why pay for a font when you can get a similar one for free? Here is a new perspective on AWPC fonts.
Design rules have their place in explaining the process of design and structure to beginning designers. These rules also allow readers to easily navigate each spread. It is probably better to follow them until you are ready to purposefully break them. But when rules begin to inhibit creativity by emphasizing what “should” be done over what “could” be done, it’s time to take a risk. If you can accomplish the purpose of the rules (readability, structure, balance) in different ways, you might end up creating fresh, contemporary designs with a whole new attitude. So consider these rules to break to achieve dynamic designs with personality.
Master pages are like a set of pages that live behind your current spread. Anything that is placed on a master page appears on every page to which that master is applied. For example, the folio information that appears on every page of a Walsworth template is actually placed on your master pages. But master pages have more uses than that.
If you have ever wondered whether you need to learn about bar graphs, foreign capitals and Adobe InDesign for your future career as a graphic designer, be assured many companies want employees with an InDesign background.
You have heard Adobe InDesign is great and have read about the neat features. But what does all that mean for you? You need to see what this software does to understand how it fits into your yearbook of today and the ones in the future. So here is our two-dimensional effort to show some of the features of InDesign that are either unique or offer more control than PageMaker does.
Learning new skills takes time, patience and practice. And so it is with Adobe InDesign. For anyone who has used design software before, just sit down, work with it, and soon it will become second nature.