Hi there friends,
another one of those uber-basic InDesign neophyte question here:
I'm needing to create a banner- the actual dimensions being 86 inches x 45 inches-- and use a photo that needs to get faded out a bit. I just want to make sure I set up the file right in the first place so I don't have to overhaul later-- what would be the right steps? Setting up as a document, then unclicking 'facing pages', and then specifying the dimensions to 86 by 45 inches, or should I do half those dimensions? Then when I place the photo, do I just place and drag the photo to fill up the entire space?
apologies in advance for the very basic question. just hoping to get some help. Thanks!
Yes, intent Print, no facing pages.
Personally, I think I'd have a word with the people who are going to print it and ask them how they'd like the artwork.
Usually done at 1/10 the scale but you should really check with who is printing at what scale they want.
It would be 8.6 inches by 4.5 inches then.
Secondly the resolution of the image has to be high enough.
For billboards it's usually 30 ppi.
Insert your image and if it fills the entire page at 8.6 inches x 4.5 inches then check the effective resolution in the Window>Info panel.
This should be at least 300 ppi at that size, because when it's scaled 10x that amount it will be 30 ppi.
Check resolution with your printers! Send sample files asap before committing to final artwork.