You may have some ideas to refresh your magazine’s design. Heck, you might even have a list of different things you want to try.
But there often isn’t enough time to slow down your workflow and try new things, especially when it comes to layout and page design. In some cases, it might be the InDesign process itself delaying things.
The faster your process is, the more you can try, and the more innovative your layouts become.
The second edition of our Words of Wisdom Webinar Series, Getting it Right, Right from the Start, will give magazine designers the know-how to do just that.
Getting it Right, Right from the Start takes place Tuesday, May 25, at 10:30 a.m. Central time and will cover a variety of best practices for magazine publishers using Adobe InDesign. These tips will help you save time and stay up to date on the latest design trends.
Below are some of the topics we’ll talk about during the webinar. We will also dive into things like Table of Content creation, PDF Export settings, how-to examples and other best practices for magazine publishers. We hope you’ll join us!
Templates — Whether you are creating from scratch or using a template, it’s critical to make sure your magazine is set-up perfectly, with the right trim size, proper margins and bleed. Template advocates say they save time, offer new designs and break a style or design rut we can sometimes fall into. There are literally hundreds of templates available — both free and paid — if you are interested in using some foundational support in your overall creation. We’ll point you in the direction of some good ones and sprinkle in some words of caution so you can avoid pitfalls.
Styles — Most magazine professionals use Character, Paragraph and Object Styles in their document. But are you taking advantage of all the features they have to offer? We will look at how you can use Nested Styles and GREP to save time when formatting your content. A single new technique could more than recoup the time invested in joining our webinar.
Fonts — Every document depends on them and their impact on the reader. The font you choose can impact the messages you’re trying to send — for both good and bad. We will point to fonts to avoid, current trends, and the places where you can find good, quality fonts.
We hope you’ll join our webinar at 10:30 a.m. Central time on May 25 to see learn more about creating your publication.