Double Page Spread BlogBefore I could start my double page spread I decided to make a plan that will guideeverything that I do and ensure that I remain on the right track. I did this on In-Designas that is the software that I will be using and used the text tool and the square boxtool. In order for me to create some margins and columns I went to layouts and thenclicked margins and columns – a box came out with enabled me to select how manymargins that I wanted to use and the weight of them. These margins was my guildlines of where I wanted my text and images to be placed and to make sure thateverything is lined up correctly and does not run off the page.
This is what my page looked like after I used the margin and columns, these are alsothe two columns that I will fit my text into.On a word document I typed up the text that will be using for my double page spread.I researched some typical questions that you will find in a real interview and I thenasked my friend an upcoming artist the question which he answered and I typed thatup in a word document and saved it.
I saved it in order for me to be able to open it in InDesign.I then went back to my InDesign document and clicked on File and then Place. A boxappeared on my scream which gave me the option to choose what file I want to openand import. I selected the word document file where I saved the text I will be usingfor my double page spread.
I was able to place the text in the column of my choice and if there was some left overthat could not fit in that column, I was given the option to move over the rest of mytext on another column which I did.I then began to edit the text and change the front size and front till I find the rightfront which I believe is suitable for my target audience and the room available on thatside of the page. I did this by clicking on front style and selecting the front that I wantand changing it to making the questions and subheading in bold and the rest of thetext in regular text. I also changed the size by selecting the size I want from theavailable sizes given.
I then clicked on d file again and place, selected the image that I was going to use formy main image and placed it where I wanted it to be on my double page spread. Iwanted my image to have some effects on it so I right clicked on the image and on theoptions given I clicked on effects. I ticked the box marked gradient feather and afterplaying around with the effects and the colours I was able to create an image thatfaded off towards the end running into the next page. I then moved the image on thefirst of my double page spread and enlarged it in order for it to take up the wholepage.
For the second page with the text I used the box tool to create an empty box as myimage could not cover both pages. I filled the box with the same colour as my mainimage and used the same effect as the image in order for it blends in together.(Right click – effect – gradient feather)I then wanted to create more effects on my text boxes in order for them to stand out. Icreated another box slightly larger than the original text box and filled it in with alight grey. I then used the same effect that I used on the main image but instead I usedblack and turned my original light grey to a dark grey fading into a light grey. I did
this for both text boxes. I then put a drop shadow on the questions on the text in orderfor it to stand out more.Lastly I gave this double page a title which was the artist name. I placed this on thesteps of the main image not overlaying the man in the image. I also choose to use thecolour grey to remain consistence and because it suited my target audience. Grey is amutual colour. I also used the same effect as I did with everything else. I started offwith a dark grey which later became transparent and into a much lighter grey. I alsoput a drop shadow for effect and enlarged it until I was left satisfied with the result.I choose a simple design as I believe gospel music is very simple and calm which myresearch has also confirmed. I believe the usage of the colour grey gives off theimpression that this article is for an older crowd as if it was for a younger crowd morebright and vibrant colours would have been used.