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It’s all in the Details. Working with Graphics. Importing Graphics. In PageMaker, graphics can be inserted As inline graphics As independent graphics Independent graphics give you the most control

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it s all in the details

It’s all in the Details

Working with Graphics

importing graphics
Importing Graphics
  • In PageMaker, graphics can be inserted
    • As inline graphics
    • As independent graphics
  • Independent graphics give you the most control
  • Must have pointer tool selected when placing graphic for graphic to be independent (text tool = inline)
formats for graphics
Formats for Graphics
  • Vector graphic images
    • Provide smoothest image because they’re based on connecting points with lines
    • End with .WMF, .EPS, .AI, .CGM
  • Raster graphic images
    • Based on a grid; curves can appear jagged
    • End with .TIF, .BMP, .GIF, .JPG
  • A distorted graphic is the sign of an amateur designer.
  • Line art (all solid images — black & white) scan the best
  • Original photos can be scanned for black & white images, not color images
  • Grayscale images CAN NOT be scanned
  • Photo reproductions (as in magazines) CAN NOT be scanned.
  • Both of these create a moiré
  • PhotoShop is devoted to either changing the quantity or the color of pixels
  • If image on your screen is 100%, you are viewing image at one image pixel = one screen pixel
image size window
Image Size Window
  • Most helpful AND most dangerous window in the program!
  • File size
    • How many pixels the image contains
  • Resolution
    • Number of pixels that print per inch
  • Dimensions of an image
    • Physical width and height of the image when printed
some guidelines
Some Guidelines
  • Remember … you have to KNOW how the digital image was created to know how much enlarging you can do
    • Scanned?
    • Digital camera? What MP? What quality?
  • You can always make an image smaller
  • Keep a backup, original copy in case you want the original size back
mode of images
Mode of Images
  • Digital images come in as RGB.
  • Change to either Grayscale or CMYK in Image/Mode menu if photo for publication
special items
Special items
  • Character width:
    • Stretch or compress text
  • Tracking
  • Hyphenation (-)
  • En dash (–)
  • Em dash (—)
  • Bullet