May 12, 2022 by mrgoldsack
Ever wonder how book or magazine designs and lays out its pages, content, and pictures?
One of the most common builds with InDesign is a book/magazine layout – this is a lot like digital scrapbooking!
Layout consist of a few basic parts – titles, pictures, body text, and design(visual) features/elements.
These parts are arranged, stylized, and filled to match content or the designer’s preferences.
Part 1 – One Page Template
Before we jump into a full build, let’s take a moment to get familiar with InDesign. One of the best ways to do this is to create a template – this is basically a placeholder that be filled with specific content at a later date.
Pro-Tip: Have a general idea of what you are creating BEFORE you build.
Creating a quick checklist or storyboard of what you want/need to include can be helpful when working with InDesign.
Take a look at the task brief here: PracticeTemplateBrief
Here’s a the process I followed for the in-class demo: TemplateBuildGuide
Need some reminders? Take a look at this walkthrough: quickguideindesignlayout
Due May 19
Part 2 – Two Page Layout with Content
For this part you will be planning, designing, and building a two-page layout.
This is a not a template – you will need to decide on the content of this layout is.
Possible Ideas for Content:
Music or Music Artist
Sport or Athlete
You can read the full brief here: LayoutBuildBrief
Looking for ideas? Check out this cross-section of two-page layouts: 2-Pages
Due May 26