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Principles of newspaper design The basics of planning a page Material property of AR Dept. of Education Distance Learning ...
Every design starts with an idea  <ul><li>The idea can come from: </li></ul><ul><li>Another newspaper or magazine </li></u...
Every page starts with a dummy <ul><li>A dummy is a blank page with columns on it. The designer sketches on the dummy wher...
A dummy is required! <ul><li>You wouldn’t build a house without a plan. You wouldn’t play a game without planning the play...
A dummy will get you from this: To this:
You start with a blank dummy.
Choose 1-3 stories for the page. <ul><li>Make a list of the stories, headlines, photos and other elements for the page. </...
Draw in the stories in a module on the page.
Now open up a new Pagemaker or InDesign document. <ul><li>Place the stories, photos, headlines, etc. on the page by follow...
You’ve gone from a dummy to a page. <ul><li>Dummy </li></ul>Finished page
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  1. 1. Principles of newspaper design The basics of planning a page Material property of AR Dept. of Education Distance Learning Center. It may be used for educational, non-profit use only after contacting the DLC at http://dlc.k12.ar.us ER
  2. 2. Every design starts with an idea <ul><li>The idea can come from: </li></ul><ul><li>Another newspaper or magazine </li></ul><ul><li>Inside the designer’s head </li></ul><ul><li>Anywhere </li></ul>
  3. 3. Every page starts with a dummy <ul><li>A dummy is a blank page with columns on it. The designer sketches on the dummy where the stories, headlines and photos will go. </li></ul>
  4. 4. A dummy is required! <ul><li>You wouldn’t build a house without a plan. You wouldn’t play a game without planning the plays. You shouldn’t design a page without a dummy. </li></ul>
  5. 5. A dummy will get you from this: To this:
  6. 6. You start with a blank dummy.
  7. 7. Choose 1-3 stories for the page. <ul><li>Make a list of the stories, headlines, photos and other elements for the page. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Draw in the stories in a module on the page.
  9. 9. Now open up a new Pagemaker or InDesign document. <ul><li>Place the stories, photos, headlines, etc. on the page by following the dummy. </li></ul>
  10. 10. You’ve gone from a dummy to a page. <ul><li>Dummy </li></ul>Finished page

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