Lecture 112

Introduction to Portfolios
“Multi-page InDesign Layouts with Masters”

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Lecture 112 Practice:


In this practice, you will assemble and use your existing content to create an initial layout spread for your portfolio. 

Part I: Size & Layout

  • First, you will need to determine the size of the portfolio and the orientation (portrait, landscape, or square).
  • Review the techniques discussed in the graphic design lectures from the last couple of weeks. Pay careful attention to your flowlines, column intervals, etc.
  • Skipping the first page, please create a layout for pages 2 & 3 of your portfolio. You can use any previous work as a basis for these layouts.
  • If you have content available (from other classes, studios, work, etc.) you should continue and add a few more pages. Make sure to use Masters and page numbers on the pages.

Part II: Export your work

  • Save your work as a .indd file, remember to also save your referenced text on your flash drive in the same folder.
  • Export your work (2 pages, 1 spreads) as a .pdf file and post it to the course website by the end of class today. Please also export a .jpg of your “best” page/spread and post it to the course website as well as the featured image for your post.


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Grant Adams

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Diablo Valley College

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