MeYouUsThem: Curating and discussing InDesign

Choosing–is–so–difficult. Curated 30 from the first week, 20 from the second and while curating the last week (ended up curating 47. Cut it down to 26) I had the struggles of choosing between things like this:
Screen Shot 2015-12-07 at 9.21.22 AM

So similar. Subtle thoughts like “second one looks more like a blurred image compared to the first one (which looks more like motion)’ were what made the decisions. But wow it will be hard to cut down to 30. Especially when they’re my own creation. I love them all. Ugh.

But for some it was easier to curate out:

Screen Shot 2015-12-07 at 9.25.08 AM copy

I’m embarrassed to even tell people that I made this (right) one…

For some I felt like I already had a variation pulled from the original image, so out it went:
Screen Shot 2015-12-07 at 9.32.30 AM copy


We discussed setting up our files on indesign (a grid of 5×7 squares on a 25x35inch page).

Indesign tips:
Double clicking, is really big in Indesign. If you double click on the square mask, you’ll end up editing the image, clicking once will edit the mask (resize).

Ctrl click – fitting and display performance – to fit the image into the mask (proportionally – alt+shift+cmd+E)

Indesign displays images in low quality to make the program run faster. To see the clearer image (and check for pixelation) > Preferences, display performance.

Another thing to consider is that the images and colours need to by CMYK since RGB colours are for the computer screen > Change swatch from RGB (screen) to CMYK (print).

And saving a pdf from Indesign is different from other adobe programs > cmd E – export. Not save as. Export as PDF (print). Keep bleeds to trim easily (without having to trim extra super carefully).



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