- 103 - Demonstrate research and organizational skills.
- 503 - Demonstrate basic use of page layout software (e.g. Quark, InDesign).
- 504 - Demonstrate intermediate use of page layout software (e.g. Quark, InDesign).
- 511 - Demonstrate appropriate use of different file formats.
- 512 - Organize and manage digital files.
- 703 - Manipulate type through character and paragraph formatting.
- 704 - Choose and apply appropriate typeface.
InDesign is a frames-based page layout program. It is used for bringing artwork, illustrations and type together for a variety of design projects like books, newspapers, magazines, catalogs & advertising marketing pieces. To get used to working with placing, scaling and cropping images and graphics we'll start out with this basic cube project. Download this file and then choose 6 themed images to use in creating your cube. We will work with these files during class.
This project could possibly use both Photoshop and Illustrator files as placed graphics. Below are the objectives for this project:
- MAKE A FOLDER FOR THIS PROJECT! Put everything having to do with this project in this folder and keep it there! InDesign uses linked files for all graphics and images - if you throw those original files away your work won't print correctly!
- Students plan page layouts using InDesign with a minimum of 6 pages. The page size will be 5" x 5". The finished layout size will be 5" x 10" with a .125" bleed.
- Students choose a song lyric, poem, quote, or make up their own phrase to be the subject of their book. The phrase must be appropriate.
- Students learn what an accordion book is and how to construct one.
- Students follow the design process through by planning, executing, printing, and making/constructing their final product-a hand-bound type book.
- Students use creative thinking and problem solving to illustrate their phrase through the use of font choices and text manipulation with Illustrator and Photoshop.
- Students learn some basic elements of design, including composition, balance, concept and message, and the principle of unequal spacing.