Creating an Magazine ad with Adobe InDesign

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Alease calls this presentation her Quick and Dirty design lessons. In this lesson she teaches you how to create a simple one page magazine ad with InDesign.

This lesson is for those with some design experience with Adobe. http://aleasemichelle.com

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  • My father is a traditional businessman and in order to keep up with the competition, I suggested hemake an app. He wasn’t completely convinced till I showed him this link http://tv.adobe.com/watch/digital-publishing-customer-showcase/national-geographic-previews-kindle-fire-app/?sdid=JYNWW! He was so impressed that he went online and bought the whole suite from
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    The app he got his tech team to create helped his business so much, that he never doubts my suggestions any more!
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  • For some reason, I always thought building an app for my shopping portal would be a tedious and long process but clearly this video - http://tv.adobe.com/watch/digital-publishing-customer-showcase/national-geographic-previews-kindle-fire-app/?sdid=JYNWW proves otherwise. I downloaded the trial version of InDesign CS6 from here - http://www.adobe.com/in/downloads/?sdid=JUMTN to see if it’s really worth it and it really is. My app will be app soon!
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  • I used to work for a print magazine doing design and layout and I always hated my writers for making last minute changes. Whether it was due to copy checks or copy fitting, it’s just pissing off to rework the layout, specially if the copy is linked to another page. I’m so glad this new feature in InDesign - http://tv.adobe.com/watch/cs6-creative-cloud-feature-tour-for-design/linked-content-liquid-layout-in-indesign-cs6/?sdid=JYNWX has been created. Every designer will be dancing! I bought online from here - http://shop.adobe.com/in?sdid=JUMTL to test out its effectiveness with my blog and I have to admit, even the whole liquid and adaptive layouts stuff is pure gold!
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  • Photoshop - Using Content-Aware Move and Extend
    The Content-Aware Move tool is the closest thing to magic in Photoshop CS6. Learn how to select part of an image and move it. Then watch as Photoshop automatically fills in the hole with matching elements from the existing background.
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  • I needed flexible layouts for my eMag to be compatible with multiple devices. I saw this video - http://tv.adobe.com/watch/cs6-creative-cloud-feature-tour-for-design/getting-started-with-the-new-liquid-layout-and-alternate-layout-features-in-indesign-cs6/?sdid=JUMNA and downloaded InDesign CS6 from here - http://www.adobe.com/in/downloads/?sdid=JUMTN and I have to say, it's absolutely brilliant. I just work with one file and with a few clicks it's compatible with an iPad, a Galaxy Tab and notebook and even mobile.
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Creating an Magazine ad with Adobe InDesign

  1. 1. How to Create a Magazine Ad in Adobe InDesign Quick & Dirty Design Lessons From Alease Michelle School of Creative Business.com Creating an Ad with Indesign 1
  2. 2. Creating a New Document Creating an Ad with Indesign 2
  3. 3. Setting Up Document Size Your Document : Intent: Print Number Pages: 1 Facing Pages: Unchecked Page Size: Letter Width: 8.5in Height: 11 in Orientation: Portrait Columns: 3 Creating an Ad with Indesign 3
  4. 4. Your One Page Document Creating an Ad with Indesign 4
  5. 5. Selection(select, resize or move an object)Direct Selection( select just part of an item, or modify itsshape ) Eye Dropper (to select color from an image ) Type (to type letters and words ) Document View Picture frame Normal (to place an image inside shape) Preview Rectangle ( To create shapes ) Creating an Ad with Indesign 5
  6. 6. Create APicture FrameClick on Picture Frame toolCreate a picture frame box A Picture Frame Creating an Ad with Indesign 6
  7. 7. To Place An Image• Select picture frame• File tab• Click on Place Creating an Ad with Indesign 7
  8. 8. Select an image OpenCreating an Ad with Indesign 8
  9. 9. To size picture in Frame • Right Click on image • Select Fitting • Fill frame proportionallyCreating an Ad with Indesign 9
  10. 10. If your image isn’t clear • Right click on image • Display Performance • High Quality DisplayCreating an Ad with Indesign 10
  11. 11. Use the DirectSelectionTo move image over(a white hand will appearover the image ) Creating an Ad with Indesign 11
  12. 12. Text Tool Make a text box Creating an Ad with Indesign 12
  13. 13. To change text and size Highlight to change text and text sizeChange Text :Modern No. 2Change Size : 72pt Creating an Ad with Indesign 13
  14. 14. This is what yourAd with Textshould look like .. Creating an Ad with Indesign 14
  15. 15. View documentIn Preview mode Creating an Ad with Indesign 15
  16. 16. Click on File TabSelect Export To Print Ad Creating an Ad with Indesign 16
  17. 17. Select Adobe PDF (print) • Name File • Save as type: Adobe PDF (print)Creating an Ad with Indesign 17
  18. 18. Click Export Document Document is now saved as a PDFCreating an Ad with Indesign 18
  19. 19. Your PDF Whatever is on this page will actually printCreating an Ad with Indesign 19

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