Let's Create a 3 Page Magazine Spread in InDesign
Hello designer! This in-depth tutorial is minimally edited so you can follow along with my entire workflow for a 3 page magazine spread with a full page ad. This includes goofs we are bound to hit along the way because not everything works the way you expect when you are designing!
Enjoy bonus nuggets of info as I make decisions on color, layout and complimentary design elements.
YOU'LL LEARN HOW TO DESIGN A MAGAZINE SPREAD AND:
- How to setup a 3 page magazine spread with an additional full page ad
- How to make decisions based on the images available
- How to flow text from one page to another
- How to size an image across spreads
- How to pick up color inspiration from your images
- How to setup a simple magazine footer on a master page
- How to format a two-column text box
- How to style a block-quote
- How to design a full page ad on the fly
- How to creatively crop and place images
- How to create a gradient fade on light images to place text on top
Looking for more magazine layout tips? Dive into these in-depth tutorials.
— Magazine Feature Article Layout in InDesign
— Understanding Magazine Signature & Page Count
— Magazine Article Text Tips
Understanding Page Count & Signatures in Magazines
You start designing your magazine or publication, add pages as needed only to get to the Print to Booklet time and realize you don't have enough pages. What gives right?
This tutorial will drastically change the way you start your publication designs and help you keep your page count in check from the very beginning.
Here's what you'll learn:
- Make sure you always have the correct page count for your booklet with my number one pro tip.
- Find out what printer signatures are, how they affect your magazine page count and why we use them as designers.
Looking for more booklet and magazine tips? Dive into these in-depth tutorials.
— Booklets in InDesign
— Adobe Distiller & Print to Booklet Tips
Magazine Article Text Tips // DESIGN LIKE A PRO
Take your magazine design to the next level with this quick and easy method of working with text in your magazine articles. Learn how to extend text across multiple pages, maximize text in the space you have available and more!