Designing an At-Home Activity Guide with Ashley Armstrong – 1 of 2

Tune in with designer Ashley Armstrong on Adobe Live as she creates an 8-page activity guide using Adobe InDesign and Illustrator! From recipes, to outdoor activities, watch as Ashley demonstrates her best practices for setting up pages and layouts.

Guest Ashley Armstrong is a multidisciplinary designer based in Providence, Rhode Island:

Host Jesús Ramirez is a San Francisco Bay Area graphic designer/web developer and the founder of the Photoshop Training Channel on YouTube:

Join us on Behance:

00:00 Start
02:05 Covering the scope of the At-Home Activity Guide and past work
07:42 Sharing inspirations for editorial design
11:18 Picking typefaces for editorial
16:47 Starting with grids to maintain structure within the design
21:15 Bringing in photo options and creating masks for them
28:57 Placing in some headlines and working with copy
36:02 Using columns and managing copy – laying out your pages
52:22 Continuing layout of design
59:24 Adding visual interest to the pages
1:08:45 Changing colors and paying attention to your “rag”
1:11:51 What is a copy deck
1:16:56 Working out photo placement with the grid – explaining the process
1:24:22 Continuing to work with the balance between copy and photos
1:28:20 Review of the AI daily creative challenge
1:50:40 Back to work on the centerfold graphic – closing wrap-up


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