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InDesign is Adobe’s software which is used for creating Magazines or designing pages for print and web. Attractive typography and graphics can be created in InDesign.
Ever since I beginning school, I was very fascinated by Magazine Layouts and wanted to know how these designs are created. But in my IMA program at ACC, I get to know about the techniques which are used to create attractive layouts. As well as some software which is used to make designs and one of the good software is InDesign which I liked the most.
After Photoshop and Illustrator, we learn InDesign which was part of our Digital Design program in IMA. I did some work on In-design such as magazine layouts, Facebook and Instagram covers. Not only in Digital Design but it is also used in the Visual Communication program. Nowadays, I am working and learning the InDesign software in Digital Imaging and Graphics Program.
With this software, users can learn about layers and how to work with layers, create and edit text frames, move, scale and crop graphics. Additionally, users can also learn how they can adjust the space between frames. InDesign is also useful for adding captions to graphics frames or shapes such as circle, square and others. Users can add not only text but also images into frames, adjust the text around the object. After that, they can resize the shape of the frame and content to fit as their choice.
With the help of different tools in InDesign, users can create simple or basic shapes and convert the shapes into complex graphics. In-design allows the user to import, PNG, JPEG, PICT, PDF, PSD, TIFF, and EPS, and the user can set the transparency setting of images or other graphics.
InDesign works on spreads and master pages, which is helpful for creating Magazine layouts. InDesign also provides templates for different layouts like books, magazines, web pages as well. Users can select any of them because most are free provided and they just need to put their own text and images in those, which is very easy to use, and tutorials are also available.
Users can also make a margin and bleeds when printing at the end or beginning of the design. InDesign works on both either RGB or CMYK. Which are very useful for any format for web or printing. InDesign is very similar to Illustrator, but it may not be widely used as Illustrator used, while it is also an excellent software for creating Magazine layouts.
I love to work on InDesign. In many documents, it is very flexible and easy to use. I am just using the theory of ACC “Learn by doing” and getting experience.
Adobe Illustrator is a part of my Digital design Course, I learn many techniques in this course. I will be talking about One of my work in Illustrator.
What is it?
Adobe Illustrator is a Software that is Created by Adobe Incorporation. And it is a Vector graphic editor. It Is Used mainly for creating Logos, cartoons, posters and graphics. It is mostly used by graphic designers.
Illustrator provides many tools that are placed on the tool palette on the left side of screen which are used for create, select and change the artwork. The user can use these tools for selecting, Painting, Reshaping and Cutting as well. For example: Selection & Direct Selection Tool, Basic shapes tool, Pen tool, Mesh tool, Magic wand tool, paint brush & bucket tool, eyedropper tool and Gradient tool.
The user can import any photo which they wants to redesign and then they can trace that image by using the pen tool or also with the help of other tools. Illustrator is easy to use on Mac or Personal Computers (Windows).
Illustrator allows to the user to manipulate the text in several ways. User can resize the design or logo without losing the quality of the artwork. In illustrator user can save their files in PDF, AI , SVG and XML or export the file into Jpeg, PNG, GIF and others.User can import and edit any kind of file into illustrator.
My work and Experience
I created Titanic Poster with the use of Illustrator. It is based on Typography.In which I used the number of grids, modular grids and rule of thirds and golden ratio to make sure the balance of the poster.
The Colors that used in poster for describing the love and disaster such as red for love and black for disaster and I used gray color for contrast.
Firstly, I converted the text into Outlines then made it bigger. For example 1997 for making my layout attractive. As well as I used different type of font sizes and some layers (long shapes such as I, T and N) for drawing the attention of the reader to read next.
Moreover, I used some black shapes , which created the balance and composition between font and style.I used the Pen Tool and Direct Selection Tool for making shapes as well as to reshape of text by making it outlines.
Illustrator is the easiest software that is used by designers. I enjoyed working on illustrator a lot.