(In) Design Your Portfolio Book

Aga Kobylinska, Surface pattern designer

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14 Lessons (56m)
    • 1. About the Class (Demo)

      1:07
    • 2. 0.0 Class Schedule & Class Project

      2:25
    • 3. 1.0 Deciding on Size and Layout

      3:52
    • 4. 1.1. The Logic Behind Adobe InDesign

      5:06
    • 5. 1.2. A New Document - Settings Explained

      3:49
    • 6. 1.3. Basic Navigation - Workspace Explained

      2:30
    • 7. 2.1 Designing Cover

      4:13
    • 8. 2.2 Designing the Hardcover

      8:07
    • 9. 2.3. A Spread With Multiple Images

      6:37
    • 10. 2.4 A Spread With Texts

      6:14
    • 11. 3.1. Exporting for Print

      5:09
    • 12. 3.2. Exporting for Web

      4:04
    • 13. 3.3. Archivising Your Project

      1:35
    • 14. 4. It's your turn! Good luck!

      1:24

Project Description

Think about your portfolio/product catalogue and try to use InDesign for that! You don’t have enough designs right now? Why not to start with just one spread! Start with deciding what document size you would like to use, then choose 5-8 pictures you would like to show. Play around with different layouts and share your favourite one with the class! If you’re not sure which one is the best, don’t hesitate to ask your classmates for help!

To complete the class project you only need to show two spreads:

  1. A spread with pictures
  2. An “about” spread, mixing text and pictures

Optionally, you can share with us the cover’s picture and your complete project uploaded to Issuu.com or even some pictures of your printed portfolio. I’ll be over the moon to see the results of what you have learned!

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Helpful Materials:

Inspiration layouts pinterest board: https://pl.pinterest.com/agakobylinska/layouts/

Inspiring, simple layouts on Issuu.com: Magnolia Rouge, Poppytalk, House of Rym, Quince&co., Lilipinso, Benetton

Class schedule (attached below)

Your next learning step:

Check out how to use Master Pages in inDesign (for Adobe tutorial go here)

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