Most of you are finished preliminary layouts for this year's edition of the Shield. The next step is going to be ensuring that the files that we have created will print correctly before submitting them to the yearbook publisher.
This will mean setting up InDesign's preflighting options. The concept of "preflighting" a document is borrowed from airline pilots who go through a series of checks to ensure a safe successful flight. Like those pilots, we can ensure that any publication will fly before being handed over to a printer.
This means going through a spell-check routine, checking file formats, file resolution and links availability.
The final stage of design will be our ads section and gathering together the credits information for the publication. Make sure that the information on the Google Docs planning document is correct and that design credit is accurate.
If you have the three yearbook layouts completed, here is another assignment that you can work on with a Valentines theme. You will need to do the following:
Happy Valentine’s Day and Career and Technical Education Week! Monday through Wednesday would be a good time to finalize layouts for this year’s yearbook. If you need additional photos (especially of certain 9th and 10th grade shops) this is when you should be going out and getting them. Make sure it’s okay with the instructor of whatever shop you’re visiting and try not to disrupt any theory classes that may be going on.
My expectation is that I will see three basic layouts from EVERY student when I return on Thursday. These three layouts are NOT optional and Thursday is the due date. If you have questions about layout specifications they can be found in the previous post. If you are not sure about what pages need to be done you all have access to the Google Docs document – just choose pages that are not finished already. Most of you have signed up for specific pages already.
A number of events are occurring this week and need to be photographed. Here is a breakdown of the events we should be covering:
Monday AM – Techbowl – Harold Barber will be shooting this event – Good Luck to Heather and the rest of the CAT Pickering team.
Monday PM – Reggie Dabbs will be visiting our school again (I’ll really miss not being there to see Reggie) 9th graders – if you have never met Reggie before, you are in for a treat – he is the salt of the earth! I’d like to get two different lenses capturing this event and make sure to get shots afterwards when he’ll pose with students. PM students should be covering this event.
I’ll check in every day via the phone for questions – and if you have a really pressing matter – send me an email at email@example.com
I thought it might be a good idea to put the page specifications out on this page so that everyone had access to them digitally when you're out of our room. Here they are:
InDesign Page Setup Settings:
Document Size: 8.5 x 11 (letter size)
Facing Pages: Turned ON
Margins: I usually use anywhere from .25" to .50" for most pages.
Bleed: .125" on all four sides
PhotoShop Color Settings: North American General Purpose 2. 20% dot gain
Color Mode: CMYK in both Photoshop and Illustrator
White and Black Point are set to 2% and 98%
Photoshop sharpening - after resizing and adjusting resolution use Unsharp Mask at these settings:
Mr. Tucker is in his 22nd year as the instructor for the Graphic Arts program. Prior to his teaching career he worked in the flexography industry for ten years and in quick printing for ten years.
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