At this point in the year, you should be fairly comfortable with the InDesign program. Everything that this test requires has been explained either directly through my teaching or is shown through a video tutorial that you should have already viewed. For the next 3 yearbook deadlines, you will need to use the same techniques as listed below. Obviously, the more you know, the faster (and more efficient) you will be able to complete this test (and any future layout that is assigned to you).
The 6 best designs (and least amount of errors) that are submitted will be our new editors. Of course, a good editor is not just a good designer. We need leadership to get this book produced. I refuse to "clean up" anymore layouts. That will be left to our editors.
Directions: Create a 2-page spread (using a Balfour Template) ... see instructions below ... that can be potentially used in the yearbook for your 2nd spread assignment that is due on December 7th. For today, this test is due at the end of the period.
The following elements must be included in your layout:
1. 2 page spread with the yearbook specifications (just use a template through Balfour tools).
(If there’s a spread you want to design for our yearbook, let me know.)
2. Comic book panels
a. 10 pt. stroke (black or white)
b. inside stroke
3. spacing -- 1 pica spacing between panels (photos) …
4. all panels should be touching the magenta borders.
5. all photos properly named … (photos can be taken from Google or from photos you have already taken for a future spread.)
6. must check photos for dis-proportion
7. narrators box -- yellow color (c=0, m=35, y=100, k=0) and black stroke (2-4pt.)
8. font for narrators box -- limerick regular (12-14pt.)
9. speech bubble -- cityscape font, 8-12pt. (whatever size you choose, must be the same throughout the page.)
10. starburst or halftone (use one from the folders)
11. layers organization -- 1. background 2. panels 3. narrators box 4. captions (group-- text and bubble) 5. graphic--super text and others