InDesign Notes

Digital Layout and Design

  • Reproduction of early boos required a scribe to copy the entire text by hand.
  • Linotype machines replaced handset type and soon became the standard for typesetting
  • InDesign has all the same features of Quark
  • Support Programs: More than an addendum
    • Image-editing programs
    • Word processing programs
    • Vector-based illusions programs
    • Basic tools
      • The pointer/select tool
      • Text and text block tools
      • Rotation tool
      • Zoon tool
      • Picture box tools
      • Other common tools
        • Grabber hand
        • Shape tools
        • Line tool
        • Linking and unlinking tools
        • Master pages- are templates created for element you want to appear on every page, from the number of columns to the way in which the pages will be numbered.
        • Images on your desktop are the main images used in InDesign
        • Color and Publishing
          • Colors can be displayed on a RGB monitor
          • Spot color
            • Special premixed solid colors used in addition to the process colors or independently to emphasize or create a point of interest.
  • Hi-fi color
    • Uses additional colors to supplement the process colors.
    • Commercial Printing and PostScript
      • Color separations are where colors you see on your screen are separated into separate components; cyan, magenta, yellow, black, and/or spot colors
      • To compensate for potential misregistration of solid side-by-side objects and colors, most desktops publishing programs include trapping controls
      • Postscript basics is device independent
      • EPS are actually self- contained programs that contain a sequence of PostScript language commands
      • PDF portable document formats, when saving an entire file, your design in whole, including typography, fonts, layout information, graphics, and photographs are created as a single file that can be viewed and proofed on Adobes, Acrobat Reader Program

 

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Paul Sych

Paul Sych has been exploring and practicing many of the differences between art and music. After completing his studies from both York University’s prestigious Jazz Program and from the Ontario College Of Art & Design, Paul founded his multi-disciplinary design studio Faith, in 1989. Paul has consistently offered new methods of expression by using custom typography.

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Roman Cieslewicz

Between 1949-54 studied at Cracow Academy of Fine Arts. He specialized in poster and display designing. He later then worked as book and magazine designer.I really enjoy the fact that he uses human bodies in a few pieces of his work he then uses very interesting colors and shapes that add to the work. And although not all are of the human form, he does have a wide range of variety when it comes to designing

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Yasuhiro Sawada

Graduated from the design course of Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music in 1986. In 1989, established Yasuhiro Sawada Design Studio. I really like the text in the posters, I also find it interesting that he uses so many colors and then in the one, its black and white.

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Stephen Sagemeister

Stephen Sagemeister

Stefan Sagemeister is a New York-based graphic designer and typographer currently living in Bali, Indonesia. I like his artwork in the way that he is a lot more different then a lot of other graphic designers, due to the fact that he uses human bodies in a few pieces of his work. And although not all are of the human form, he does have a wide range of variety when it comes to designing.

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Neville Brody

Neville Brody

Brody was motivated by the energies of punk. I like to see some meaning and feeling in thing when it comes down to the root of things. I would look at dark, sad artwork and feel something, then another piece of art. It makes for an interesting emotion, knowing that this is how the artist felt as he was designing. Neville Brody continues to work as a graphic designer in his own design practice, Research Studios, in London.

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Saul Bass

Saul Bass

Saul Bass was one of the worlds best Graphic Designers, his work reflects the fun loving art to the more serious side of work. This inspires me to reach in every direction and think out of the box. Bass also worded in movies along side famous directors such as Alfred Hitchcock and many others. Bass also designed Continental Airlines’ 1968 “jetstream” logo which became the most recognized airline industry logo of the 1970s. He also designed AT&T’s globe, making him a recognizable figure in the art world.

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Paul Rand

Paul Rand

This man’s word is inspiring to me because of the statements and meaning behind them. I love the simplicity and colors that he used to portray his thoughts as well as the message that these posters were made to describe. He was a well-known American graphic designer, best known for his corporate logo designs, like the UPS, and IKEA logos. He was a industrial designer as well and because of this is and will always be an important part of the design world.

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