2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 30, 2014 3:08 AM by MWAIN

    Page Design - Help Please

    MWAIN Level 1

      I work for a small company who has always externally sourced simple product PDF's and page design to another local company.


      However I have decided that I would like to learn how to do this simple task myself and have purchased InDesign.


      Please take a look at the link below regarding a recent design (sorry about the adverts) that was made for us by this local company. Does anybody have any idea how a design like this was made/put together? Was it with InDesign?




      Any help would be very much appreciated.





        • 1. Re: Page Design - Help Please
          Danny Whitehead. Level 4

          My first instinct is that you may have overestimated how simple a task this is.


          Asking how to create a specific design with InDesign without knowing the basics of the program is akin to asking a driving instructor for specific instructions for getting to the supermarket in your car, rather than learning to drive.


          That design is constructed from a variety of geometric shapes, with some gradient fills, possibly with InDesign, possibly Illustrator. Learn to use those tools, and if you have a sense of composition, you'll be able to create similar designs. And if you're having these commercially printed, you'll have another set of skills and terminology to learn.



          • 2. Re: Page Design - Help Please
            MWAIN Level 1

            Thank you for your help, perhaps you're right, I had thought a task like this was basic but it seems I was a long way away.


            Thanks again.