InDesign Portfolio 2016 by David Hall

InDesign Class Conclusion

Before beginning this class, I used InDesign on a few projects. I created booklets for class projects. I learned the basics of this program; how to add/delete pages, how to connect one text box to the next, text wrapping and a few other basics. I have used PhotoShop and Illustrator for many years and InDesign has alot of similarities.

However, after taking this class, I now know how much more InDesign can do, especially with working with and manipulating text. When I work with text, I generally change the font, size, style, etc. as I need to while I'm doing the project. I now see how much time can be saved by using and saving the styles you use more often.

When I worked with InDesign before, I would just drop in a picture and then manipulate it according to my needs. Now, I know it's a much better idea to use the frame tool, then you have more control on what can be done with the image.

I really like working with templates. I usually just duplicate a previous newsletter (or whatever project I'm working on), then delete the old info and add the new. But using templates works to much better and a lot quicker.

This class was great, I learned a lot.

Thank You

This was a great project. Creating the film strip was pretty simple, but made a huge impact.
This was a great project to show how nice a simple postcard can look.
This project taught me how great it can look to use a knockout illustration in a picture.
The idea of using templates for such projects as newsletters will save so much time.
I enjoy making projects when you can create something new. I don't think that anyone caught that the white space makes a giant C. That's why the edges are rounded and why it's off-set.
I though this project turned out well. I did the names of the positions really light on purpose, because I wanted to viewer to look closely and engage in the poster. I didn't want to make it too easy.
I have made lots of brochures and through this class learned the importance of creating templates.
This project taught me that InDesign will add pages to fill the text. Before, I would add as many pages as I though were needed, then keep adding more until the text went to the end. Very time consuming.
This project, I tried something a little different. I hadn't used the frame tool very often, so I wanted to see how easily it could be manipulated. So, very simply, I removed one point from a square to make a triangle.
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