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    How to do a barcode for your magazine How to do a barcode for your magazine Document Transcript

    • How to do a barcode for your magazine Step 1 – Find and download a barcode from Google Images. Make sure that the image chosen is large Step 2 – In InDesign, create a white rectangle in which to build your barcode and other features Step 3 – Create 2 text boxes and 1 picture box. The picture box is for your downloaded barcode and the text boxes are for your web address and your issue number/price Step 4 – Type in your issue details and website. Magazines often use different colours for the website, so have a look at what’s typical for your genre of music magazine. Stage 5 – Now SELECT the picture and go to FILE – PLACE – choose your barcode picture and place it in the box. You will have to go to OBJECT – FITTING and choose FILL FRAME PROPORTIONALLY to get it to fit in the box properly. Resize your box until it all fits properly and it looks right. Stage 6 – Once everything is in the boxes, size everything up so that it fits snuggly and looks professional. Then hold down SHIFT and click on all your boxes, one at a time. Once all is selected, go to OBJECT – GROUP and then all the barcode will become one object Stage 7 – Once everything is GROUPED you can place it into position on your cover. You may want to ROTATE the barcode so that it mirrors the ones on your ‘inspiration’ covers. Just make sure that your barcode is in proportion to the ones on professional covers. That’s it! Ian Simpson 2011