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Introduction to Lookbook Publication Design in Affinity Publisher

teacher avatar Nick Terry, Graphic Designer

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14 Lessons (1h 34m)
    • 1. Introduction to Publication Layout in Affinity Publisher

    • 2. Class Project in Affinity Publisher

    • 3. New Document Setup In Affinity Publisher

    • 4. Interface Overview in Affinity Publisher

    • 5. Setting Up a Document Grid In Affinity Publisher

    • 6. Working With Color in Affinity Publisher

    • 7. Adding Simple Text in Affinity Publisher

    • 8. Creating Paragraph Styles in Affinity Publisher Part I

    • 9. Creating Paragraph Styles in Affinity Publisher Part II

    • 10. Creating Character Styles in Affinity Publisher

    • 11. Placing Photographs in Affinity Publisher

    • 12. Final Publication Touches in Affinity Publisher

    • 13. Exporting Our Publication in Affinity Publisher

    • 14. Feedback

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This course is targeted towards individuals or teams that are new (or fairly new) to Affinity Publisher. Through the session, you will learn the fundamentals of page layout including understanding document setup, setting up grids, working with typography, utilizing and customizing color, controlling text and graphic frames all while compiling a complete lookbook publication for products and/or a personal portfolio.

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Nick Terry

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Nick has a Master’s Degree in Multimedia Technology and has been teaching Visual Communications Media and Technology Graphic Design at North Central State College and the Central Ohio Technical College since 2010. His classes include Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Adobe InDesign and Affinity Publisher. A graphic designer for the past 20 years, his portfolio can be seen at

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1. Introduction to Publication Layout in Affinity Publisher: I would like to welcome you to creating a look Book publication. An affinity publisher My name is Nick Terry. I have been a graphic designer for 20 years, specializing a print layout and design affinity Publisher is quickly gaining ground in industry as a robust layout and design tool that allows us as designers to create engaging and visually interesting marketing material. With its powerful set of tools and features. In very attractive price point, it is quickly becoming a go to source for creating business cards, books, flyers and so much more. Throughout this course, I will guide you through my process for creating a look put from start to finish. We will evaluate it, storyboard marca for what our allocation will look like. Structurally. You will then proceed to set up our document, make our document and baseline grid at colors, paragraph styles and character styles. Yes and photographs to complete the layout at different points. Throughout this course, I will throw hypothetical changes into the project that may occur as a result of a client changing their mind for us as a designer, changing our vision for the project, whether you are new to Infinity publisher or have a basic understanding, but not quite tackled a publication style layout. This is the course for you. All tools used will be introduced to help you gain knowledge and comfort. While working with the application get started today, let's make a publication together. 2. Class Project in Affinity Publisher: for a class project. I would like you to take the skills you have developed throughout this course and design your own four page look book style publication. Set up a document and baseline grid, or use the one I have provided for you in the class Resource water to picture layout on. Create three unique color swatches for your project, and I would like to see you create at least two paragraph styles, one for your main headings in another one for your body copy. Create one character style to change in appearance of a letter or some words, and also utilizing the rectangle picture told places many photographs into your layout as you would like. Export. Your publication is a pdf and share your incredible work in the products gallery for everyone to see. I look forward to seeing your amazing work 3. New Document Setup In Affinity Publisher: welcome to part one of creating a look, but publication using affinity publisher in this first video, we're gonna take a look at getting our new documents set up. Is this your first time launching the application? You may be presented with you. Welcome screen. By default, this check box will be check marks showing you toe show this panel on started each time. If you do not want to see this just simply unchecked, Mark that you can also create your new document directly from the welcome panel. I'm gonna go and close out of the welcome panel. Come underneath the file menu and she's new. The new document dialog box will open up in the present. You with a wide variety of different formats to choose from. Depending on what your project is, we're going to concentrate on the prints have year. As I scroll down the print tab, you'll see it has a wide variety of different sizes and units of measure to choose from. Since I'm based here in the United States, I want to start with the U. S. Letter size over here on the right were presented with all the formatting options for a project. I want to go and talk a little these down and work through them individually. So our first option is the layout. And right now we're based on the U. S. Letter default standard. I'm gonna go and change the page with to be nine inches. I want to change the height to be seven inches only Leave the resolution said it 300 since Is this for print production? You can change the unit of measure depending on what your sprint provider requires. Only Leavitt said as inches in change the orientation from landscape to portrait, and it will basis on your units of measure. You answer up here the image placement policy on the leaves set as preferred, linked and really what this does is it just ensures your file size for your affinity file is smaller and doesn't get real large. When you're embedding large graphic files, the next option is a number of pages you want to add to our publication only believe mindset at eight pages. Why do you wanna have a default master page available to us? So, gland Tuggle, this down will come to our pages panel and I do want this to be a facing pages publication , meaning we have a left page on the right page We have are spread layout available to us. I do want to start on the right the color format. Since this is for printing, I need to change this to B. C M Y K eight in the color profile on really said his US Web coated. If you're print provider, provide you with a specific profile, you gonna entitle this and change the profile based on what they provide to you. Any margins box? I do want to include the margins. However. I want to change mine to be a 0.25 you know, that's why I changed the 1st 1 here. The other ones didn't change. And that's because over here we have the option to do uniform margins when I click on that and now I type in 0.25 and type in points to five. Over here, you'll see they all changed to be a 0.25 If you do have to have different margins, you just want to make sure you unlinked this uniform larger than you can change and make them unique for each one The next option we have available to us is the bleed and bleed is a part of the page that, when printed, gets cut off to ensure there is no white edge, a lower finished product. So for the bleed on answer 0.1 to 5 or 1/8 of an inch. Since that's a requirement for my print provider, well, then, toggle, it's down. If I come back up to the layout ahead, you'll see we have a plus option up here. If I click on that, that's gonna give us the option to save this as a preset. So we're gonna be creating this maybe later, for another version of this publication. We now have our preset saved where we can quickly references file to create a new project. If I right click on that, I have the option to rename that so I can rename it our remain this look book publication and click OK, And now, with our parameter set, I didn't click on the create button with our new document now created me and come up to the file menu and click on Save. They are ready to move on to the next step, which is gonna be a review of the affinity publisher interface 4. Interface Overview in Affinity Publisher: Welcome back to part two, everybody. In part two of this video series, we're gonna go over the user interface of affinity Publisher at the very top, we have our main menu, which you have the option for file. It's gonna present you with the option to creating your documents, save your files as well as export your file. You can also modify and change your documents, set ups and spread setups. You better edit menu your document menu, which is where you can go to add new pages, get to a previous page, go to last page. You can also package your file here similarly to what you can in adobe in design. By using the resource manager option, you have the text option was gonna present you with anything typography related. The table man using a present. You with everything table related. Yeah, the layer menu, which is gonna be your option to unlock and lock layers. Puzzles. Insert layers and arrange layers. You have your select option. The view menu is going to be how you can view different options such as grids and guides, bleeds or margins. You can also zoom in and zoom out from this menu. You have your window option, and you also have your help menu, the application bar right here, right underneath the main menu. You have the option to change her persona in affinity publisher, and this is why the neat things about affinity this you can quickly go and change your tool set if you have all of the applications available to you. If you don't have these other applications installed when you click on it, it will just say option not available, and I require you to download the application. But if I click on a different persona, for instance, you'll see my tools now change to match the application. I'm looking out. So if I click on Infinity Photo persona, I get the photo tools options available, and this makes it really nice. When you have to modify certain aspects of your project, you don't necessarily have to leave one application to go to another. You just simply change your persona and modify accordingly. The other options up here do not change is their main contextual things, such as the Alliance tool to bring to Ford and back options the flipping options of horizontal and vertical if you don't have anything currently selected down here. Breath underneath the application bar. You have a contact sex sensitive menu, and this will change based upon what tool you select. So right now there's nothing selected other than a move tool so I can change my documents, set up my spread set up for my preferences. However, if I start clicking on different tools such as the no tool you'll see these options now change based on the tool we select. So we have our new tool. Next, we have our frame text tool that we used to insert text and typography. We have our table tool for inserting tables. We have artistic text tool, which is used for creating large headers. Maybe you want to have Texas being across the entire spread. It's very easy to do that. Using the artistic textual, you have your pen tool for creating unique shapes. You have your rectangle tool in any tool that has the trying to in the lower corner. If you click and hold, you'll see other options hidden underneath. You can choose from. We have our picture frame rectangle tool, her picture frame you lives tool, our place image tool. Our crop tool, our Phil tool transparency tool, the color picker tool, our hand tool for quickly moving across the spread and resume tool. All the tools are available to a stocked here on the left hand side. And depending on which one we click on, you'll notice this menu up your changes based on the tool we have selected. So as they move through different ones, different options become available to us. Over here. On the right, you have what's called the studio panels in a studio. Panels we have open may vary based on what you're seeing on your screen, but each tad you quickly toggle between. And if you're looking for a particular studio panel that you're not seeing, did you go out anything of you? Menu and studio, you'll see all of the other panels. If they're not check Mark. That means they're currently not open. But you can check mark those to bring those up to the forefront so you can edit them and modify their properties. Each studio panel may have what I call a hamburger icon, which gives you more options for that particular tab in studio panel. Should you work through those some may. Some will have them so well, not. And down here at the bottom, we have our layer studio panel, O Jetta or pure life in our textiles, and depending on which one you click on, you'll see you have different options over your appearing in the context sensitive menu you can then modify, and more often than not, this manual mainly affect how information is displayed and how it's viewed. But it may also give you some other options and viewing parameters as well. Down here at the bottom, we have our transform history and Navigator tool. If this is your first time opening a design applications such as affinity publisher, it could be very overwhelming to see all these options presented to you. But as we go through, this course will be working with many of these on an individual basis to help you get more comfortable with the process. In our next video, we're gonna move on to setting up our document grid in our baseline grid for publication 5. Setting Up a Document Grid In Affinity Publisher: Welcome back, Everybody to part three of this video series. We're not going to set up our document grid in our baseline grid. Before we do that, We have to make our way over to our pages panel. If you don't see your pages Studio pain, don't go underneath the view menu. Cheers, Studio And make sure pages is track mark in the pages panel. I can talk down the pages and we'll see we have a pages in our publication. I'm gonna talk all down the master page option and we see we have one master page set up in our document on a double click on master pages a day. And if you're not familiar with master pages, master pages allow you the ability to add certain elements to your layout that will appear on every page of your publication or your document. So, for example, if you want to have page numbers appear on all the pages, you can have the page numbers to your master page and have them appear throughout the publication. In this case, I want to set up my baseline grid and my document grid, so I want to make sure that's available on every page while I'm working on my layout. So I'm gonna put that on my master page. So with our master page now opened by double clicking on it, I can now get ready to send up my baseline grid. To do that, we can go up beneath the application menu and click on show baseline Grid manager or going any if you view menu and selected show the baseline Grid manager in the baseline. Great Manager Dialog box. We now have the option to check Mark, use baseline grid. And if you're currently not seen your baseline, great. After you check, Mark that And maybe because you're display threshold that set higher in your current zoom level. So right now I'm at 100% for my threshold, but my zoom levels at 77%. So right now, my great is not going to show. So I worked to get my great to show when they click somewhere within the page document, window, press command or Control Plus to zoom in. And now that I'm at 100% we'll see the baseline grid now shows up. Working through the rest of the box really might start position relative to zero. But however, I want the relative position to be to the top margin, and the reason for that is any time you're working with the baseline grid, you're working with typographical elements, and all of those elements are going to be contained within your margins. The next option we have is our great space in which right now said a 14 point, I'm basing my grid on a 12 point leading value. So in answer and 12 and it enter, we can now change the color of our baseline grid, which right now said to a sigh in color, we click on this watch, you can modify the color accordingly. If this is your first time opening this window, you may be on the H SL color wheel. I change mine over to see him like a you can modify the sliders accordingly. I do, however, want to modify the opacity of the blue lines by clicking on this slider and sliding into the left to right around 40%. So the base language is not quite as quite as obtrusive. What We're working on our document. We want to make sure show based languages check mark. And now we can close out of this panel. The next step is going to be to set up our columns in our roads of our publication. And the main reason for setting up our grid this way is it allows us a lot of flexibility for placing typographical and graphical elements throughout our publication. It provides a rhyme in a reason for why we're placing things where we are and allows us the flexibility to move things around easily to create some very dynamic layouts to create our columns and rows. I'm gonna go on the view menu and click on guides Manager in the Guides Manager box Over here on the right, we have the column guides. I'm gonna change my mind to be five columns and I wanna have four roads now in the background. You'll notice I have some light great square showing up to represent the columns in the rows of our publication And the reason that is I have my style set the filled You can also change that to outline If you prefer the outline view, I wanna change mine back to fill and then click on the color Swatch. I have a sense we really like Great. You can change your color to be whatever you would like for your working preference. The next item I want to change it is the gutter. And if you're not familiar with the gutter terminology, if we look at our columns in our roads will see their space between the rows and columns. And that's what's known as the gutter Spacey. I want the gutter spacing to correspond directly with my baseline grid, which is 12 points. Somebody click in the gutter box and type in 12 pt for 12 points, President Er and now we're gonna Spacing is changed Between our columns and our rose, I can now close out of this box. And now our document grid and our baseline grid is set up in our publication. Our last step is gonna be to come up to our final menu click save. And now we're ready to move on to the next step of the design process, which is gonna be to add our color swatches into our swatches studio panel 6. Working With Color in Affinity Publisher: welcome back, everybody to part for this video series where we're gonna add the color swatches we're going to use for a publication. Tourist watches studio panel. I want to first draw your attention to the pdf that's in the class. Resource is for order that I provide you with all the seem like a color values for the colors I'll be putting into this publication now. I mean, not use every one of these colors in the publication, but I like to give myself a wide variety of colors so I can choose and pick from different colors that I may want to use. Throughout the design process, the corresponding numbers underneath each one or the seem like a color values the two colors on the end or a rich black. As I put in every publication that I use in case I do need to use a rich black free fill color any dark raise over using for the main body copy of the publication. So I'm gonna go and move this out of the way for now and looking at our swatches studio panel. If you don't see your swatches studio pain, I'll go underneath the view option she's studio and make sure swatches this check marked Working through this panel. You have the stroke color, which is the outline of the circle, and you have the fill color, which is the solid circle. You can double click on either one of these to change the color Accordingly. They can also change how you view your colors by clicking on the drop down there by the phone. Years may be set to the color wheel, which he outside represents the hue of the collar. You can change that by dragging it around, and the inside triangle represents the lightness in the saturation of the color. I'm gonna change mine to see him like a slighter, since that's what I'll be using to answer my color values. Oh, great! Close out of this panel. The next option you have is the eyedropper tool, which allows you to pick from a color you may already have on your page. You can also change the opacity of the color by clicking on the drop down arrow in changing the slider accordingly, and you'll see the opacity of the fill color there on the left, changing in the contact sensitive menu what I call the hamburger icon. It gives us a wide variety of options for adding global colors, which any future video I'll be showing you what the global colors are as we will transform one of our colors from a standard color to a global color. So you get an understanding of how those work you can add the registration color if your printer requires one. He also added application palette and a document palette, and we'll go over those briefly. You can rename a palette or delete a palette, and you can also change the appearance of them, soar by alphabetical or color in the class. Resource is for her. I provided you with a palate er, that you're able to import into your project. If you do so, I suggest you do it as a document palette and not as an application palette. And in the palette that I gave you to import. I actually exported that pilot using this future to provide to you to be able to import. We're going to the rest of them and you if you use any recent colors in your document that will show up here. Beneath that, we have a drop down menu and you're going to see at the top some colors and some options with the little icon next to them. And these are known as application based color palettes. And every time you start the application, these color palettes are going to be available to you. So we have graze, which is right here. We have colors. You have Grady INTs. In my case, I created one for myself that any time I wanted to create a publication re marketing piece for myself. Personally, I have my colors available to me. And that's what an application based palate is is every time you close out of the application reloaded any time you get to create in your document, those color palettes are gonna be available to you scrolling down the list. You then have your Pantone options. If you're creating something to ask, you specific color matching from your print provider being choose the option that suits your printing needs. But for now, we're going to create our own color swatch and our document palette. So to do that, I'm gonna come on Anethe e Context menu and click on add document palette, and right now, It's just an unnamed palette. I'm gonna rename this by clicking on the menu again. Been saying rename, call this yoga publication Select. Okay. And now we're ready to begin adding our colors to our color palette. What I like to do when I'm selecting my colors and getting my color is ready to go is out. Come over here to our tool panel. I read the picture frame tool. How does drag out a rectangle or square that represents one of my color swatches copy and pastes at several times over. And a shortcut for doing that this morning down Alton shift while you were dragging. And you can quickly toppy those. Or you can also just simply drag along all the different color options you may need, which right now I'm showing seven colors. So I have seven corresponding swatches when I click on my first watch option, and I'm not gonna come to my fill color double click on that, and I'm gonna answer my first color value. So I'm in the seem like a color slider space by clicking on the menu Select seem like a sliders. You can come up here to the top now answer my first teller value those 2142 0 75 and then press clothes. Now, to add this to our palate, I'm gonna come over here to our swatters studio panel. You'll see the option to add Cranfield two pallets. I'm gonna click on that it as our first color. I'm gonna come over here to my second item and do the same process. Right? Click on it. Go through an ad. This color values. I'm just simply pressing the tab key to quickly go through those. You can answer them down here or up here. How close out of there and do the same process of adding this watch. Now select every box. They continue entering the corresponding color values. So the mix color is 15 15 0 15 Have that color do the next step. Double click on the Phil 10 55 Good team. Who had the color pronouncing the next option? Double click 10 15 25 55. Go ahead. Had that color? No at our text color. And that's gonna be a value of 000 85. Who had that color value look of your next one that will click on it. In this case, this is gonna be my rich black of 60 40 3100. And you may want to check with your print provider. Certain printers require a certain color value for rich black. Otherwise, the rich black is just a combination of your same bye magenta, yellow and black color value to create a real solid, sick, rich black color. And now we have our color swatches set up. I need to make sure I do have that to my swatches panel. And there we have our color swatches available to us. We can change how these air displayed by clicking on our context menu. You change the appearance to show as a list if you prefer to see the color values you can also, for example, click on the color. In this case, that changed this box, and I had it highlighted. So I'm gonna undo that click off of that click on this first color. If I right click on it, you'll now see I have the option to rename the Phil back in, rename this maybe brand purple and say OK, and now it has changed the name of this particular color. So now with our color swatches set up, I'm gonna come underneath the file menu. You say in our next video we're ready to add the typographical elements to our layer. 7. Adding Simple Text in Affinity Publisher: Welcome back, everybody to part five of this video series where we're gonna now start setting up the typographical elements of our layout. And I would like to draw your attention to the story port pdf that I provided to you in the class Resource is border. And to go over this document briefly, this is more or less what I would do for a wire framing or Yamaka for a client. Really? For myself, even though technically, when I'm doing this for myself, I may just use a piece of paper with some colored pencils or markers. They represent the items I'm gonna be using in my layout. But I thought in this instance, it might be easier for you to understand if I just use some sell. It fills in this. Pdf to better visualize the layout that I'm gonna be going for the science field. Rectangles are gonna be representative of photographs I'm gonna be using throughout the layout in the green rectangles are representative of typography elements. I'm gonna be putting into those spaces now. Does that necessarily mean that typography is gonna fill up this entire space? Not necessarily. But that's just gonna be the space on reserve for those particular elements. The Black Tangle is representative of the cut size of the document, which in this case is a nine by seven. And anything that I'm gonna bleed off the page will then go off and now sign of that black rectangle to represent the lead line going through the various layout. I didn't put this in spread mode so you can see how the spreads correspond with each other with the left and the right facing pages have come up with a couple of different layouts that we're gonna be trying to recreate throughout this process. But this is available to you to reference and go back through. As you're working through your own publication and working on your own project. I want to go and move this back out of the way. And now we're gonna begin the process by first getting rid of the swatches that we created from our last video. You can do that by clicking on your selection to remove, tool and click on each one individually, where you can left click and drag across all of them to select them all the ones and pressure to leak you to get rid of them now, from referencing my storyboard on page one, which I'm gonna double click on page one in my pages panel. I see. I have a typographical element down here in the lower right corner for this instance. I'm gonna use the frame textual on the left. Click on that and coming down to my grip as I get to a corresponding anchor point of my columns in my rose. You'll see Smart Guide start showing up. This allows me they started dragging on my text frame to get it exactly in line with my baseline grid and my document grid. You can also choose to not adhere to that if you choose to do so. I'm gonna go and have it, Philip, this entire space. And now, if we wanted to, we could begin taking or text in the text box. I'm gonna go ahead, delete that cause for now, I'm gonna go and use what's called filler text or also known as warm hips and tax. In order to do that, I'm gonna go on, leave my text options. You'll see the option for insert filler text, and this will be a good representation of how text frames work in affinity publisher. Anytime you're using a text frame, the attacks is going to be contained within the frame itself. So if I give my move tool, I come to one of the sides with the anchor points and start dragging. You'll see the tax is going to be confined within that box and constantly resized to fill the box. According way now, in this particular instance, I'm not worried about the funk face or the styling of the thought. I'm just simply putting in filler text toe hold to spacing. And in the future video, we're gonna get ready to set up our pair of styles and our character styles that will then reuse to format this text how you wanted to look, the next typographical element we have is going up vertically along the left hand side. And did you? Then I'm gonna get my artistic text tool and to demonstrate their to thick textile. I'm just going to simply left click, and I can start typing with this tool. But as I continue to type, if I, for example, highlight all this and it's copy it using commander Control, see and keep pacing, you'll see it's not confined to a frame, and it can continue to keep going until I press the energy to manually force the line break . But the more prevalent use of the artistic text was like Click on it. I left click and drag. You'll see. I get a better representation of the font size and I'm gonna be using some of the dragon snap it to the end of the first row. And now, when I released the mouse, I can go ahead. In this case, type the title of my publication saw grand type yoga. I'm not too concerned about the type fees at this point. I'm just getting filler text in place that I'll then style in the future video. So if my move toward out selected, I'm gonna move this down to the lower left and make my way over to my transform studio pain all down here in the bottom left and you'll see some corresponding anchor points in your transform panel and these directly correspond to these anchor points here around our text box. In this case, I want to add this tax scale vertically, going from the bottom to the top. So in a left click on the lower left anchor point to highlight it, which makes it a little bit bigger than the other ones. Now I want to come to my rotation future, and I'm gonna type in 90 degrees. And now, because our anchor point was sent to the lower left, it spun it based on that anchor point. So now I could just kind of reposition it, as I want for now to come back to you later. And we have our first to your typographical elements in place. I'm not gonna come down to the second page by double clicking on that. It will reference our storyboard held once again give my text frame tool. No, no, that's right around here. I ever taking up two columns and once a gal come up to my text option and you insert filler text continuing to work your document press the space bar that changes it to the handle. So I can quickly dragged across my layout where you can come over here to the toolbar and click on the Ansel to manually selected tool. And once again, I get my text frame tool draw up my text frame, come back up to the text menu and choose to insert filler text, and I'm going to repeat this process for the other couple of pages. So now we're down to page four and five give my text frame tool. In this particular instance, I only started right about in the middle of the second column, then drawn by other text frame underneath. And once again I was gonna answer some filler text continuing over to the next spread. I have a couple of typographical elements in these spaces. When we get my text frame tool again and drag out a text frame, go back up to text insert filler text. Well, let's do another quick copy of this by clicking on it, holding down shift and Alz and dragging. Since these are basically the same size text frames that worried opposition them exactly in the future video, we'll go down the pages six and seven on early out. Come back to her textual. I'm gonna draw on my text frame, insert the filler text and continue the process, and so they continue to work through. Get the text tool Croyle my text frame and insert filler text and lastly, double click on my last page and repeat the same process where I get my basic text tool and insert filler text in this particular instance only do the same thing. Hoedown. Alton shift and just quickly dragged these out to approximately their corresponding spaces in this one, Mitchell. The wider and a nice element of working about with the filler text is any size I make these boxes. Text will fill accordingly, whereas if you manually type in your tax, it's size you're making. You're going to fill that up with more tax. If you're trying to get a better representation of Helen, my look to Philip the Occupied Space and now with our text boxes in place, I didn't come up to the top you file save, and we're ready to move on to the next step of the process. What is going to be adding our paragraph styles and our character styles to our publication 8. Creating Paragraph Styles in Affinity Publisher Part I: Welcome back, everybody In this video, we're gonna go over setting up our paragraph styles for our publication. And this will be to part video. In the first part of the video, we will set up our base style in our caption style of our publication and in the second video will concentrate on our titles. It are subtitles over publication. So right now I'm currently looking at the first page of the publication, and I'm looking at my textiles dialog box. You'll have your textiles studio panel open. Come up to the view menu, click on studio and make sure textiles is check marked. What paragraph styles enable you to do for those of you that may not be familiar with them is they allow you to quickly format to text throughout your entire publication. So in the event you need to make some changes globally to a particular section, maybe a caption, or perhaps the entire body paragraph. You quickly modified throughout the entire publication by quickly changing the pair of at style as long as you have the paragraph style assigned to the text. So right now we're looking at age one of the publication and in the right hand corner. I have a text box with some filler. Texan it. I'm gonna go ahead and click on that. And in the textiles box, you'll see it has no style applying to it. If any publisher by default, provide you with a wide variety of common formatting options that you can play with and use throughout your entire publication, as well as three common character styles of emphasis strong and strong emphasis. To tell the difference between a paragraph style and a character style, you'll notice the character styles having a with an underlying next to them. And the paragraph styles have a paragraph icon to the left of their name. With my text frame now selected, I don't click on any one of these paragraph styles. I don't notice when I do that, the properties will change so they go through individual ones. Depending on what the name of this paragraph style is, it will change accordingly that I recommend when you're first getting familiar with working with paragraph styles, you go ahead and double click on one of these notice. It is very easy to get overwhelmed with all of the options available to you when formatting your text. But this gives you the ability to go in and see how they may have set up this particular paragraphs out to learn. As you continue to make your own paragraph styles in future publications, I'm gonna go and cancel out of this. I want to set this back to the no style, and then we'll go and create our own styles to begin our publication. The first step, I'm gonna come over here to our context menu for textiles were the hamburger icon. Click on it. You'll see the option to delete unused styles going to click on that, and it's going to remove all those paragraph styles and character styles from our panel. And the reason I like to do that is when I create my own. I don't want to clutter out my textiles with styles that I may not be using. This is a good step to do is you're going to your process as well as you may create. Styles later on decide not to use them. So every now then it's to get practice to come in and select that option to get rid of any styles that you're currently not using it may never use. So to create our first style, I'm gonna make sure I have my text selected. This will enable us to see the changes as we're making them. I'm gonna click on decree paragraph style dialog box. And once it opens up, represented with a wide variety of options. Now the focus of this course, we have a focus on the essentials and not get into all the individual once years, that would make for a rather long video. In future videos, I will go over each and every one of these as depending on the type of publication you're creating. You can make your life much easier with formatting your text by utilizing all of these options The first option when a change is gonna be the style name. I'm gonna call this base as this will be the style a base, all of my styles on As I'm creating new styles, I'm gonna come down to the character section and in the character section I'm gonna change my fonts family to be Lehto. And the reason I'm choosing later. In my particular instances, I has a wide variety of different weights that I could utilize for my sub headers and also my headers if I'm keeping the same thought face or a farm family throughout my publication And in this case, I am I can also change the font size. So in this case, only changes to be nine points. All type in nine p. T and with nine p. T now in place of click enter, no notices. I'm making these changes. R Texas now changing down here that we have in this filler taxed I'll continue down to the color section, click on the swatch and by default, you probably have the agents of color real available to you. I'm gonna change this to B C m like a sliders. You can manually answer a color here for that you want. However, we already created are swatches in a previous video. So when you click on the swatches tab and I can choose my typography color, which is 000 85 and we have changed our text feel color the next I'd only the change Zelena paragraph section I do want the alignment to be left so we'll leave. That said his default And you do have the option right now to have a space after or he speaks before your paragraphs right now said to a 12 point space after. So if you have multiple paragraphs, this will automatically give you a double space. Between those paragraphs I'll go and leave. That sent is 12 for now, or you can delete it and set it to zero for your personal preference. Continuing down. Bring it to the baseline grid. We want to make sure our baseline grid is check marked cause we want all of our body copy to adhere to the baseline grid. And the last option we're gonna take a look at is the hyphenation and by default, it's usually unchecked. You can check market and what use these parameters here. But in this particular instance, I did not want to have any hyphenation in any of my body copy or any of my captions. And with our first I'll set, we can now select. Okay, if you're not seeing your changes while you're making them and decree paragraph style window, make sure that applied style to selection as check marked by default it is. But if for some reason he got unchecked mark that may be why you're not seeing the changes life If you have your text frame selected, I'm not click OK, And we have our first textile and paragraph style created. So now go through the rest of my document All double click on page two. And I know I want this to be eBay style. How Come down and click on page four. I know I want this to also be a base style. Oh, come down to page six and in the same instance, click on it to apply the base style are back cover page. I will go ahead and select all of these at once by owning down my shift key and clicking on each one. And now I can apply the base style to all of them at once. The next island me that set up is gonna be our caption style someone a double click on page three. And on this particular text, I'm gonna go and click on it. I'm going to apply the style of bass to start with and the reason I'm doing that cause I want my caption style to be based on the same thought settings that I've used for my babies so I might be selected and I not click on create paragraph style. You'll notice it's going to create a style of bass name one when Just case I wanted changes to be caption. However, If I click on the style box, you'll notice it now says Based on base. And that's because since we had base already selected for, it isn't as we want to base it on that so we have be selected. Now, as we work to these different properties, you'll see that the font family we can change it or not change it, but by default, it's gonna leave it set to what we have as our base style. But the main properties are wanting to change, and this is an instance is gonna be down first in the capital section. I want all of my captions to be all capitals, so I'm gonna title that radio button and you'll see the caption change. The next option I would like to change is going to be down in the spacing section, So click on paragraph and now I want to change the alignment to be away from spy and the reason I'm sure you choosing this option is because any time I have a caption in my public relation, I wanted to be either right aligned if it's on the right page or left aligned. If it's on the left page and by choosing away from spine, it's automatically gonna push it to the side that it needs to be pushed to. When we're setting it up, I'm going click. OK, and now we have our caption style. Now, this is the only instance of the caption and our publication other than on page seven, So I can click on page seven and click on Caption, and it applies that style. The next step I'm going to do is just say, for example, how this process would work. I'm gonna zoom out a little bit. I would do a copy by doing control. See, we can also come up into edit copy, and I wanna do control or command V to do a paste to pace that text him again. And if I dragged us over now, you'll see the alignment now changes to be left the line. So I had a caption on this side of my layout, for example, because we said our alignment of to be away from spine. It's automatically going to light appropriately for how we ever paragraph style set up. I want to go ahead and believe this, since we don't need it. And in our next video, we're gonna go over setting up our titles, paragraph styles and also our main title on our cover page. Before we do that, let's go to the file menu, Press save, and we'll pick up in the next video. 9. Creating Paragraph Styles in Affinity Publisher Part II: Welcome back, everybody in this video, in part two of creating our paragraph styles, we're going to create our main title paragraph style as well as a sub article, paragraph style. We're also gonna create a unique pair of Castile for a particular section as well as creating our page number of paragraph style. So right now I'm on page one of our publication I have you titled Selected With Yoga with its selected I'm gonna come over and I do not want a basis on the base style. Necessarily, Since it's such a large peace and sampling of text, I want to come down and creating new paragraph style only name this cover title. I'm gonna come up to the character settings. I want it changes to still be Lehto only change the font tree to be black. That's automatically going to detect the font size that's already typed into the text box. So we'll leave. That said, is 1 50.8 continuing down. We're going to change our color by clicking on the swatch, going to the swatches time, Then the changes to be the brand purple we had selected and set up earlier. I'm gonna come down to the paragraph settings and will it change the alignment to be center ? And lastly, I want to go down to the baseline grid and uncheck the baseline grid. Since it doesn't apply in this situation with the text going vertically up the page and with those said, I'll click. OK, we have our cover paragraph style set up. I'll scroll down in the document to page four of the publication, and initially we had some filler text put into this text frame here. I'm going to double click into this text frame to delete this text that was gonna going to Taipei sample title you Now, with our text frames still selected, I do want to still to be based on the base style, so that's gonna be highlighted. I want to come down to creating your paragraph. Style only changes to be sub header, and we'll work through our options. Once again, I'll come back to the character menu. I'll slide this window over so it's easier to see any first option. I'm gonna want to changes my font wheat. I want to change that to be black or excuse me medium and will continue down to the font size. As I change the font size, you notice it changes in real time. As always, we have our text frames selected. Don't make this be 40.5 only Continue down to the colors and decorations. And I want to change the fill color to be this beige color continuing down our list. I want to go to the capital section and I want this to be all caps on the baseline grid. I want to make sure this is a line to the baseline grid, so I'm gonna make sure that is check. Mark and we have set up are some better, so I can now click. OK? And we're now ready to move on to the next paragraph style we're going to create in this section here. We have some filler text. I'm gonna go ahead and delete that out. I'm gonna go and type in category Better on a pressing energy. It just put in some body copy text below her. And now I'm gonna highlight the category header specifically inside of the text frame. I'm gonna go ahead and base it on eBay style again. But now when they come down and click on the new paragraph settings. I'll slay this over out of the way again. I'll change the title to be category header and working back through our same options. I'm going to change the font size to be 24 point. We'll come back to the colors and decorations later. Let us continue down on good or paragraph options. I want to change the alignment to be center, going to come to the capital's option. I want this to once again be all caps. When it comes to down to the very bottom to our decoration setting. I'm gonna check mark to enable decorations. In this particular case, you'll see we can have a border to our text. I'm gonna click on the bottom option and now I can offset that by clicking on the option and the arrows to raise that or lower that value on we go and highlight the text in there and type in minus 12 points, and that's going to drop it down to where I wanted to be. You can also change the color if you want to buy using the colored option here. But for now, we have this style set up a and click OK, and I'll select the text for the body Copy. I want to base it on the base copy again. I'm gonna come down to buy a new paragraph style And now what I'm gonna dio has come to the character options. I'm gonna make this fun be a little bit larger so I'll increase the font size to be 12 points versus nine. I'm gonna scroll a little bit farther down to our Capitals area. I'm gonna make everything all caps in our paragraph settings. I do want this to be aligned to the center. I want the space before to be plus 24 p t. And by entering that, that's going to ensure that this pushes its body copy down below are dividing line. So with our paragraph style now said I can click on the OK button and I realized after creating our new paragraph style, I forgot to rename it So in a double click on beast, one been changed that category body copy and say OK. And now, during the initial planning stage of this text, I know I want to have to text boxes, but I want the one on the right to resemble exactly what we created on the left. So now I can get my move tool, selected filler, text frame and delete it. I cannot select the text from we want and holding down my shift in all key with a selected I can out drag and make an exact duplicate of that text frame. You can also select it and you edit copy and you edit paste to achieve the same result. Scrolling down the page A. Originally during the set up of this document, it was going to be a direct mailing piece where we would have some address information in the top left. We would have the postage information on the top right and the recipient information down here. But as with all things, design plans and concepts can change. So I am now going to left click and drag across all these text frames of select. All three of them impress the delete key. But I do wanna have the company's slogan down here with this text frame, so I'm going to double click on the text in there to select it. I'm not gonna change this to be the sub header text and type in the company's slogan. Now, as I'm typing, you'll notice we lose the last part of our company's slogan. And that's because the font size is too large for the size of the text frame. And that's indicated by the red eye ball along the right with the red triangle. So we now have to resize this. You can resize it vertically but grabbing an acre point, dragging you down or horizontally based on how you need to resize it based on your layout format, I'm gonna go and resize it horizontally, and now the red eye ball goes away and we can see our entire slogan. I'm now going to change our preview mode so we can get our grid back. I'm going to align this to the bottom second column of our baseline grid. Our last step in paragraphs out we're gonna create is gonna be our page numbers paragraph style to create our page number style. I'm gonna go to Master Page A. Because, remember, the master page contains all the elements we want to appear on every page, and I wanted the page number to appear on every page, so I make sure I put the page numbers on master page A. So I'm not gonna scroll in where is human? Rather where I can see the margins. I'm gonna get my text tool. I'm going to drag across the entire margin with and in this case, I'm actually going to select the caption style we already have created. And the reason for that is a caption style is very similar to how I want the page number style to be where the lines away from the spine. So with our caption style selected, I can now come up to the text menu. I'm going to go to the insert option. Let's choose fields. I'm going to choose page number and the page number is represented by the pound sign. I'm not gonna come back up to the text menu, go back to the insert menu spaces and tabs on Let's use an M space. Now I'm gonna put the character of what I call the vertical pipe has the separator between the page number and the attacks that comes after it. Come back up to the text menu, go back to answer spaces and dashes, do another and space. And now I could put for example, I don't want the publication. And now, with our text frames selected and our style applied, I can click on new paragraph style. I want to go and call this page numbers. And even though I'm not changing anything at this particular time, if I did want to make a unique style change to just the page numbers and not affect the captions, that's why I'm creating a page number, style, all of its own. You'll notice it is based on the caption style. So go and say OK, so now we have our page number style. So now we have to get this text frame over to the facing pace. We have page numbers on both sides to do that. Would you like we did in the previous video? I'll click on it, hold down my shift in all key and simply drag it across the spread and now zoom in on it. And now we have to change the order of some of these items. So I'm gonna go and delete all these out of here and repeat the process. Only up like this is I'll be right, d how come back up to the text menu and certain species and abs and space do my vertical pipe again. Come back up to the text menu and sir Spaces and tabs and space. And then I'll go and do text insert fields and page numbers. And now we have our left and right page numbers and tax on her master page. So I go down to Page two, for example. There we have Page two is a zooming on the publication. You'll see you now, says Page two, entitle the public Yushin in the same on the right page, which right now that's Texas overlapping. It's over and move it up a little bit and where we have Page three. So now we're ready for the next step in the design process, which is gonna be setting up our character styles, which we will do in the next video. It has always come up to the file menu you save and we'll see you in the next video 10. Creating Character Styles in Affinity Publisher: Welcome back, everybody In this video, we're going to go over adding a character style to our publication. In our previous video, we looked at adding our paragraph styles, and now we're gonna go in Assam or character styles. In the main difference between a paragraph style of the character style is a paragraph style affects the entire paragraph were paragraphs that it's applying to where a character style will only affect a letter every word inside of a paragraph. So right now we're looking at our cover page of our publication, and I'm going to scroll down to Page seven just to demonstrate the property associated with character styles. Right now, we're currently looking at some filler text here, and I would like to apply the character style. So to create our first character style, bring them over to our textiles to your panel. I'm gonna make sure no textile is selected. You don't go and click on the create character style button in the create character style dialog box on this were presented with less options that we have associated with a paragraph style. And that's because by default, character styles are affecting less properties did not care than a Paris I would have associated with it something to go and change our style name to pull purple. And just like the name indicates cos my character items. And when I'm creating character styles and this is just my personal preference, I typically do not modify the fonts family associated with it. Only in really particular instances might I do that. But typically, the only thing I am modifying when I do my character styles is, for example, drop caps and the colors associated with them. Or I might be disassociating a different color. Where he waits. A fund to go is have a pair of that, for example, using a cold or a Talic style. So to change this to be a bold purple style, I'm gonna come underneath the fun way option. Climate change is to say bold and by default affinities gonna pick up on the base font you're using throughout your publication and show you the text waits associated with that font. If for some reason you select a farm, wait, that's not supported by your fun family, then the style just would not be applied. So if that happens in your case and you're trying to apply a kicker style. I can't figure out why it's now working. Just make sure you have that fun we installed and associated with that fund family. So I have changes to be the board font way and the next property. When the change is gonna be the color, I'm gonna change the Phil to be part of our color palette for publication and select brand purple and say OK, and with our new character style created, you'll notice. Over here in our textiles panel, we have bold purple now created Any time you're working with filler text, it's important to note that it does not allow you, for example, to select an individual word or letter. So in this case, I would have to highlight the entire paragraph and apply the style to it. You notice it applies the character style to that entire paragraph. So when you're working with filler text, just keep that in mind that you're not gonna be able to actually go in and individualize the character for each word or a particular word. You're gonna have to do it on a on an entire paragraph basis. However, I'm gonna go and undo that. I will go and scroll down here to our last page of our publication where we had put into our own type. And now, for example, maybe I want to change the word slogan on a double click, and I like to work. Slogan two people a purple so I can click on that. You'll notice that changes it to be our bold purple silent we have set up. And that is the wonderful thing about working with jacker styles and paragraph styles is later down the line, maybe yourself, where your client decides to change a particular property. Maybe you don't want the bullet purples to be purple anywhere. You want them to be gold or orange or some other color, or possibly not be as heavy of a wait. Maybe you want to use more of a medium weight versus able piece. You can quickly change those by just simply going into your character style, where your paragraphs also only go and highlight the word is and make that bull purple as well. Now, maybe down the line you have the change of heart, where your client has a change of heart and says, I want to change all these purples to be black. Well, if you had to do that on a one by one basis and this was a really long publication, you can imagine how long I would take to go on a one by one basis and individually changed each one. But because we did our work ahead of time and set this up with the character style worry paragraph style, I could tell simply double click our character style. Yeah, I can come to our color that they want to change the color. And maybe I wanted to change this to be the black color. And now you'll notice it changes both of those instances in our text. And that would be true if we had this style or character style applied on several pages. It's gonna update throughout the entire publication. So by sending your stuff up, perp really, from the start, you can save yourself a lot of time later in the design process. Improving process. If one of these changes were to occur, I'm gonna go and move this back to be the purple color before we close out of this and say OK, and now we'll set up one war character style and what is going on? Said Api italics style. So I'm gonna go ahead and click on No Style so that selected by default and when you're creating styles, it's important to note that if you are on, for example, bold purple, just like we were with our paragraph styles, it's gonna naturally inherit whatever style you were initially on because it thinks you want to base your new style on the style you have selected. So in this case, I want to make sure I have no style. Select because I do not want us to inherit any of the properties associated with the board purple style. Somebody click on create character style. I'm gonna call this site. Alec and I will come down here to the style options we have and come into the Fonz and where it says I Talic, I want to make sure I have that check Mark, I'll say, OK, so now we have our italics style. So if I want to come in here and let's say highlight the word italic probably toward this, it is their italic. It now makes this italics, and if this happens to you in this instance illness. It turned from our default color We have of beige to a black color. I want to make sure I check that style and see what might have happened so I can come into the italics style again. Good. A color and decorations in here. It assigned a fill color for this style. So since we did not want that over and check Mark that you'll see it still keeps the italics properties. But now it's keeping the color that we had in there originally who will write and say OK, and now we're gonna make one more change before we exit this video. That's gonna be to come up to our cover page and will now and our title to our publication . So I'm going to double click on our filler text here, and I would like to go ahead. That would change is to be the sub header style. No, I was gonna type in class offerings and if I wanted to once again apply a character style to that, I could just highlight the word class and Seibold purple. And we have applied our character style to our title along with our sub header Paris style and now the next video, we'll start adding in the images to our publication 11. Placing Photographs in Affinity Publisher: Welcome back, everybody. And we're finally to this each working start, inserting the photographs into our publication. I want to draw your attention to the storyboard that I provided in the class. Resource is for her. This is what I'll be using while placing the photographs into the project. You're of course, welcome to use your own storyboard if you've created your own while going through this course, I am also going to demonstrate how to place photographs or stock photographs using the affinity publisher interface, as I am not able to distribute the photographs that I'm using in this demonstration. But you are also welcome to use the photographs that were on your own computer. You just apply the same steps that I used when placing the photographs into my document. I'm gonna go and move this over and out of the way for now, and we're looking at Page one of our publication, and we know we have a cover image to fills up the entire page, and any time you're placing a photograph inside a publisher, there's a couple of different ways to do that. The first is going on anything. File, menu and choosing file place At that point, you would navigate to where your photographs are at on your computer, and any time you're starting a publication or any design project, I do recommend getting all of your assets together and a couple central location folders so there quickly able to be referenced when you're going through your design process. And once you're able to locate the photograph you're wanting to use, you would click on the photograph in Click Open and you're presented with the option of the policemen icon. Now, if you just left click and release, it will place the image in its entire size on your page. If we look up here at the application bar, you'll notice that that shows you the size of the image as well as the resolution of the image. You can also edit the image if you have to edit the image inside of this case, affinity photo. You're able to do that. I'm gonna go end to leave that for now. The next option If you file place. Yeah, it's like the same image. Only this time I'm gonna left click and drag across the page, and it scales the image in proportion that I can release the mouse. And now, if we look at the dimension Jonas, the dimensions are the same. But because the frame that's holding the images smaller, the resolution actually went up. So at the start of this project, we had targeted a 300 resolution for the photographs, And that's because that's going to give you the best print quality when you're having your document produced. You want to ensure that when you're placing your images that they stay at or above 300 and the other image place, you can scale it by using one of the corners by clicking and dragging. But I do want to mention not to drag from the sides or the top of the bottom. And that's because when I do that, you'll notice it starts distorting the image and squishing it so you don't want to have that happen. So I would recommend any time you're stealing to do it from the corners, I'm gonna go and delete that image. And for now I wanna go ahead and place how I prefer to place images inside of a document. But I know I already have most of my planning done, and all of the text accounted for. I can simply use the rectangle frame tool to begin placing my friends where I want my images to be. So on the first page, our image goes all the way across the lead line, so I'm going to try go from bleed lines of lead line. And now, if you are wanting to you stock photography. Affinity publisher does have a stock option built in using the stock panel. If you don't see the stock pale, go on anything. View menu, go to studio and make sure stock is check mark. And by default, it provides some of the most popular free stock photography Web sites built into the publisher interface. So example. I can click on pixels and you are gonna at the check mark the disclaimer that you understand the company's terms and conditions when working with these photographs. So you do want to make sure you go read those so you have a good understanding of what the terms and conditions are. But then you can simply just come up here in the search bar and I'll type in yoga. Then you'll see eh? Presented with a wide variety of photographs that I can insert into my project and to answer any one of these artists left, click and drag and drag it onto the page and drop it into my frame. And now we have the photo, and it's gonna show you where the fighter was from. And then you can play with the photograph as you normally with one that you inserted from your own computer. So by using these built in stock, the target for your website, you Can you stock photography in your project. I do recommend when you're working on a personal project that you try to use your own photographs and then, actually, if it's your own work for your own our work, it would be your own photographs that we just makes it more personal. So I'm gonna go ahead in delete that. But if you want to play stock photography, pick whichever service you want. It is. Type in the search, click it and drag it out on the page inside of your frame to place that image. I want to come back to my pages panel and only the same process only using my particular photograph. So I'm gonna drag across the page who ago file place. It's like my image and it open, and now, when it places the photograph, you're presented with the option to rotate the image. Using the rotate icon. You can also drag the image across, using the arrow tools and don't the bottom is a very nice future of affinity publisher, where you can drag the slider to increase or decrease the size of a photo inside of that frame. Any part of the image, for example, was I'm dragging. This that appears semi transparent means that it's not within the frame and not going to be viewed. However, I drag it all in it, then becomes solid in your able to place that photograph accordingly. So I'm gonna go ahead and leave it right around there. Now, also on the application bar, get the option for picture frame properties only to make sure my reference point is to the middle of the picture. Somebody click on the middle square right there, and I want to draw your attention to mainly just a couple of these. The nun is what we have applied now, and that just means we've been playing with these sliders and adjusting them accordingly on around. If I say skill to minimum fit, it's going to scale the picture based on the ratio, which in this case the picture is wider. That is tall. So therefore, we have a little bit of space left over our document for the vertical space. But what you want to be careful, you don't choose stretch to fit. When you do stretch to fit, you'll notice a meter, distorted and lengthen the picture to fill the frame. So if you do have Teoh after you, for example, select scale to fit, I would recommend clicking on the photo and scaling it up to fill the frame. That way, if you had to do that, you can also choose, of course, scale to maximum, which will then by default, do that for you. So we our from the first image place. But we have to get the image behind our text. So, looking at our leaders panel, you'll notice that we have the picture on the very top layer. I haven't mentioned layers too much throughout this course, the leaders working away that whatever is on the bottom is gonna be on the very most bottom of your document and what's on the top is gonna be on the top. So, for example, the pictures on top. So it's overlaying everything else, which is making it not viewable. The easiest way to get that all the way to the back is coming up on these your application bar. You'll see the option for move to back now. You also have moved to front and move forward, but because it's already on the very top, it's not gonna be able to do those options. But if I move it all the way to the back, you'll see those options become available now because we have a couple of different layers on top of it. But in this case, I want to move to the back. So I want everything else to show. So working through our document, well, who got we're gonna repeat this step several times over, so I'm gonna get my once again, my frame tool on a drag out, my friend. And if you want to make sure it is a line to your page and come up with your alignment options, a lying vertically to page and now I can readjust sees if I need Teoh. Or, um, like when looking at my storyboard, I realized this actually has to come down something that aligns perfectly with the text. And I would do the same process. I can click on the place Image tool. I will go in place our first image. And as I go through this process, you may notice me just using some of these other features such as moving the image in the frame or stealing it up or down is needed. Who knows you matter were document here a little bit? Give my rectangle frame. This one believes off the page so we don't insure that it goes all the way to the lead lines. Do you file place, select our image. And once it's in place once again, I'm gonna make sure I move that to the back and continuing down our layout. I'm gonna get my friend tool drag across for the image once again. Do you file place or use your place command here and I'm going to select in this instance this playing photograph and once again, I'll move it to the back, give my frame tool again with a drag out or next frame new file place for click on your place command again. In this case, I want this photograph whole drawing another frame and your file place. And this time I'll use this image. Now, in this particular case, since it's a little bit out of the frame, I'm gonna go and using the arrow tools that are year drag image over in places in frame, and we'll continue down our layout. Actually, I'll go and click and movies to the back before I forget to do that and slide down the document. It was like I already had a picture years over and leave that there. I'll go and get my frame tool. I know I have a picture to spans both of these spreads. Switch your file place in this instance, I want this particular picture, you know, moving to the back, continuing over. I know this image slightly overlaps the other one sold broader image frame tool your picture. Select open. And maybe this could strike this one down just a little bit. You finally coming to our last page. I'll draw my last picture tool, place our image in this case, I'll go and just use the flower again. Click open in the algo and reposition this picture inside of this frame and scale it up, and I'll just make sure I move that to the back as well. Did you see placing photographs using your rectangle? Tool makes placing and scaling. The image is very easy, and as long as you've done your planning steps, you moved to this process rather quickly. And now in the next video, we'll take a look at doing some of the finishing touches with modifying some of our text as well. It's getting our document ready to be exported. 12. Final Publication Touches in Affinity Publisher: Welcome back, everybody. We're ready to put the finishing touches on our publication, and right away I can tell that, you know, like how the title is overlaying on that part of the image. So I'm gonna select our title of our publication and using our document grid still align it and having a part that I believe looks much better. Now, the next thing we have to address is the page number on the cover. Now, typically, you're not gonna want a page number on the cover. You may want to have to date in the corner or something like that, but in this case, I want to remove this from the page. And remember back to when we set this up, we did it on the master page. If I come up to the master patient a lead it this going to remove it off every page in our publication, which is not what I'm wanting to have happen. So I'm gonna come back to page one by double clicking on it. You know, notice I can click on it, but I can't move it. I can click on it, but I can't delete it now. I can double click on it and edit it or change the text on here. But in this particular case, I want to ensure that this is no longer visible. Now you can just delete the text out of their normal show. But I want to make sure I delete the entire text frame. So to do that, I'm gonna come over here to my layers panel. You'll see the layer for the master page. I'm gonna click on that, and by right clicking you'll see the option for edit detached when I click on edit attached is gonna say, editing Master Page a right detached. So now I can come in here and click on this and I can move this master Idol because the main purpose of master pages is to ensure that the placement of certain items is on every single spot in the exact same location, which it does by locking it down. And now I can go ahead and delete that, and it's going to remove it off of this page. I can then click on the finish button, and now it's removed. But when I come down to some of my other pages, you'll notice the other page numbers are not affected in any way. So that's the benefit of overriding The master in that case is you're not removing it from every page just on a case by case basis. Now, in this particular case, is I'm looking at this page. I can notice that this caption is not easily read in its current location. So when I click on that and move it up here to this other part of image that I believe it'll show a little bit better, you and re scale is down a little bit if I want to. And now there's a couple of different ways we can approaches. We can create a character style with maybe white color, have to show it better. You also put a box behind it, which is what we're gonna end up doing in the way that I'm gonna do. The box in this example is just by coming over to our rectangle tool, clicking on it, coming over to our page on the left, click and drag out of box. And right now my is defaulting to purple. If I come up here to the field color, I didn't click on that And now I can change my color to white. If you don't have white available, you go to the gray options and just simply select pure white. Or in my case, I have it up here so I can select White up here now. I also know, adjust the opacity of this fell. So I'm gonna take my capacity slider slide down to right around 80%. And now do using the same method we use with our photographs. I'm gonna go and move it back some one at a time. And now it's back behind our caption by using the move back at once. If you move it all the way to the back, is gonna take it and throw it all the way behind the picture, which is what we don't want. So repeating the same theme. I was gonna go ahead and top you this for now, in case I have to use it again. Scroll down. And here we have kind of the same scenario where we have Texas not usually read. Someone's gonna go and paste that same object I just created and simply skilled out to about the size I want and then move it back using the back command and out to ensure that our text of center you can use the alignment options and select both of these lying them together. Since our Texas centered I'm just gonna go and drag out our text frame and senator with the white backfill. Then you would just want to size this accordingly, based on how much body copy you may have vertically or horizontal way. Now you may be asking, Can you accomplish the same thing using your paragraph style and your king in using the decoration method and putting a fill behind the paragraphs out to create the same effect? When we first looked at paragraph styles, remember, there was a default one called box available and this is a simply the same effect that it created. I am now. It is going to copy this by holding down shift and Ault and dragging across to bring it over here to the other image and now doing the same method. I was going to make sure this is aligned to the center moving through the rest of our publication. This reads okay, right years. I don't have to do any modification on this we will continue to scroll down and in this case, we have the same scenario. So it's going to go and pieced again since I already have that on earpiece for no one is gonna drag this out based on our grid to fill up the text area. And I'm gonna click on that and just kind of drag it down in places right above our image. So the same method only this time I just dragged for the later down behind the text box, continuing the scroll over here. This text is okay with the exception that when we place the filler text, we had to come to the very bottom of the margin. So we need to adjust this accordingly. Either have this beauty wider text frame did not take up much room. Or in this case, since this is just filler text, I'm gonna bring this up some so it doesn't run into the footer of our page and zooming out continuing through the rest of our text on her publication is looking OK. So as a review, you can to simply use your rectangle tool to create a fill to put behind any object You may want in the show text and make it appear. Or you can also use your paragraph styles that we created previously and using the decoration method. Apply it Phil behind that particular paragraph style. Now, in the next video, we'll go and get this ready for export and exported to a pdf and ready to submit to a prayer. 13. Exporting Our Publication in Affinity Publisher: Welcome back. We're not ready to export our publication as a pdf to submit to the printer. Since the last video I have gone through made a couple of minor changes to address what those were. I did go through and remove page numbers off of page three and also offer page five and also off of page eight, which is the back cover. I have also added raining we just some rectangle fills help out a little bit more personality to the publication Adity rectangle Phil here. In order to do those, I just simply clicked on the rectangle tool, Draw it out the sheep I wanted and then change the film by clicking on the Phil and then also switching over to swatches and making sure our swat, as we set up in a previous video are available. And change this watch to whatever you want it to be. But now we are ready to export this for a printer. So to export it, we're gonna go up to the file menu, we're ready to export, and the export settings dialog box is gonna present you with a wide variety of file formats and you're gonna choose the one based on your print provider as well as your unique need for your project. And Mikey's gonna choose the pdf settings underneath the presets. You have the option of a wide variety of different presets you want once again want to check with your current provider for what they prefer. I know mine wants a press ready file. I want to make sure my resolution stays at 300 and very important if you this is a bleed document, you want to make sure you have the lead included. I do want to preview this when it's exported. What area do I want to export? In most cases, most printers wanted to be the pages. Now you can do it current page or just an individual page if this was like a one off thing for approving process. But since this is the final file, I want to do all pages, and once again you want to check with your current provider to see if they prefer the pages or the spreads continuing down on the press on the more button, and that's gonna give us some different options and settings. You can work through these individually just want to really make sure you're in the sea and white gate color space and when you would go through and modify these different parameters based on what your printer requires, all the leading include print marks. However, I'm gonna go and uncheck marked the page information, the page, color bars and the registration marks. I just want to include the crop marks so you can see how you contest to see all of your bleeds are in cleaves included in your export. But typically you're gonna wanna unchecked mark this all together, and Justin cleared the leads. And finally, you can embed all the fonts. Or you can also do text his curves, which just removes any fun properties associated with the text. Only this set is all funds Click close and now click Export, and it's gonna ask you where you want to save your final file. You may wanna go and rename your final file. I typically put production on the end of a file name if it's ready for Prince a click save and depending on the house large, the file is it may take a couple minutes for it to process or just a couple seconds as it goes through the process. Oh, now pull over what it looks like and scrolling through our document. We can see our bleed is set up properly as we have our crop marks indicating our bleed, I wrote on the Page two. And once again, we ever please sit up properly and continue to work through the document and spot. Check it. And here's the rest of the image. And if we were to overlay these in the same publication, affinity automatically includes the lead that's appropriate to make this look accordingly accurate. In the spine of the book, I continue to scroll through just kind of spot, checking different items, making sure bleed is set up accordingly. Everything looks OK, him continuing through and to our last page and everything looks accurate. So I hope you enjoy this course and found it very informative when creating a look book publication. Using a vanity publisher, I look forward to meeting you once again in the future upcoming course 14. Feedback: thank you for taking my course or look. 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