WEEK 4: The week of april 24th

In class/homework assignment — Magazine multipage grid layouts
You will be given grid sheets with 6 columns grids. Using the first 24 spreads of your favorite magazine, block out these important features on your grid with colored pencils: headlines, body text, images. Try to figure out underlying grid system/patterns that arise in your magazine layout.

Project 2: Peer-to-peer feedback. Small groups feedback sessions.


Style Sheets Review: Click here to review videos for the entire Chapter 1: Paragraph and character styles (Lynda.com)



Revise your design based off of in-class feedback. Work on your letter, word and line spacing for your headline and subheads. Work on your word & paragraph spacing and line lengths for your body text. Remember to fix any rivers, orphans, widows. Once your opening spread looks good, create your type styles for this article!

Continue working on the rest of the design for your article.

Print out a color copy (reader spreads) for review next week.


“How To” files Mandatory :

Paragraph & Character Styles Cheat Sheet (pdf)
Entire Chapter 1: Paragraph and character styles (Lynda.com)

“How To” files Advanced:

For those seeking more advanced InDesign skills:
Chapter 2: Styles In Depth — The first 6 videos — up through Using nested line styles (Lynda.com)

Entire Chapter 14: Margins, Columns and Grids — especially aligning to the baseline grid and baseline grid problems and baseline grid tricks (Lynda.com)

Entire Chapter 9: Breaking and non-breaking lines, paragraphs, columns, and pages
Chapter 7: only Working with vertical alignment (Lynda.com)