Thursday, 12 January 2012

Software Workshop//InDesign (1)

Page size: always select page size of final product once printed and trimmed (edition will be printed on stock one size larger)

‘bleed’: 3mm
to allow for minor errors when trimming final print

outside/additional information, printers marks, colour swatches etc. sometimes useful to specify an area outside the page which is going to print

‘facing pages’
double page spread, allows you to see on screen how booklet, mag etc. will look

pages palette
gives an overview of your whole document, an option to add/remove pages and a quick way of navigating to any page

Type --> Fill with Placeholder Text
Sample text to fill text space

When working in Photoshop

300 dpi
CMYK or Greyscale
Actual size (image loses resolution if it needs enlarging in InDesign)

When working in Illustrator:
 CMYK or Greyscale
AI (file format)

Any image placed in InDesign will be lo-res but will print to look like the original Photoshop or Illustrator file so when printing, all files will be required

In order to view images at correct resolution:
View --> Display Performance --> High Quality Display

If image is just copied and pasted (from Illustrator not Photoshop), there is no link to image on InDesign

Pressing ‘W’ will give you a print preview, hides all margin/column guides, how it would look when printed

Window --> Text Wrap
Adjust values below to add space around the image to separate from the text

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