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Thinking about Layout. DO NOW: What is layout? In 2-3 sentences write down what you think this word means?. Layout: the way in which text or pictures are set out on a page .

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Thinking about layout

Thinking about Layout

DO NOW: What is layout? In 2-3 sentences write down what you think this word means?


Layout the way in which text or pictures are set out on a page

Layout: the way in which text or pictures are set out on a page

  • Our next project: We will create Issue #2 School Literary Art Magazine for the TechBoston Academy Website. Each of us will be responsible for the layout of one spread.


Let s look at last year s issue

Let’s look at last year’s Issue

  • http://www.techbostonacademy.org/apps/news/show_news.jsp?REC_ID=275925&id=0


We will be working with the program indesign for our layout

We will be working with the program Indesign for our Layout

  • Load up the Program Adobe Indesign

  • Let’s set up the document size: 8.5” x 11”


Making a spread

Making a Spread

  • Go to the Window Tab and scroll down to Pages and the layout of the pages will pop up

  • Go to A Master and drag down to create a page on both sides. This is called a Spread. This is what you will be laying out for our Literary Magazine.


Bringing in text

Bringing in Text

  • Let’s get to know how to bring in text:

    Go to T tool in the toolbox/drag across the page

    Go under File Place: bring in any text file from your desktop to practice setting text


Bringing in a picture

Bringing in a Picture

  • Go to the Tool bar and grab the icon with the square

  • Drag it across your page

  • Go under File and Place and find any practice image to practice placing an image


Now practice making more text and images

Now Practice making more text and images

  • Think about them as image and not type

  • How will you show what is most important?

  • How will you highlight text?

  • Where will you place the pictures? Practice making them larger and smaller

  • The spread is your canvas.


Thinking about layout

Homework: bring in some of your own writing next time so you can practice and include your work in this issues as well.


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