Unit 7


4 pts.


Change screen resolution

Shut down Adobe Programs. Open up system preferences. Open up Displays- second row. Choose “scaled” Change screen resolution to 1600 x 900.

Project 2 Peer feedback

2-3 students meet and discuss research, illustration and progress thus far on Project 2. Give each other useful feedback. Refer to the specifications. Keep your classmate on task: note if they are breaking with the New Yorker brand. If so, help them modify their design to fit the specifications.

Make note of the feedback you receive (along with the names of those giving it) in a word or pages doc.

Word doc title title: “Last name Week 7 Project 3 Peer Feedback” 1 pt.

lab time

Magazine Cover/Layout Project

Covers, Grids, Layout and Type.pptx

New Yorker Spread

Here is a link to a typeface modelled after the New Yorker display type. http://www.fontspace.com/allen-r-walden/new-yorker

I have looked for an .eps vector version of the logo on brandsoftheworld.com to no avail. It’s worth knowing about and can be a valuable resource nontheless.

Adobe Caslon is used for the body copy.

In Photoshop:

Select out Masthead elements from high resolution image of cover. Download and save out jpg. Open in Photoshop. Using magic wand tool, select the letters.

Place image into Illustrator. Using Image Trace panel. Window Menu/Image Trace. Adjust as needed.

Using the Artboards Panel and Artboard tool to resize the artboard to fit masthead elements.


Return to the package created in class last week (“6B”).

Setting Preferences: Units of measurement to inches.


Not Mastered:
a front cover  illustration and layout. 10.25″ H x 7.75″ W
one spread layout with illustration. 10.25″ H x 15.5″ W
Setting up 3 column grid on the spread page, margins.

Placing and embedding vector and raster files.

Using the Links panel to update links, embed links. Logic of both.

View/Display Performance/High Quality Display.

Frames: Object/Fitting.

Drop Caps: Select the letter to drop, go to Paragraph Panel (Window/Type & Tables/Paragraph. Paragraph Panel Menu/ Drop Cap and Nested Styles…
Turn on preview.

Lab Time

Layer Masks, if time:

return to Layers Tutorial folder.

End of class: Progress Check Package folder titled:

“Lastname 7A”

Your InDesign file should have

a cover page
project statement page
research/inspiration pages for covers and spreads with content placed
sketches pages with content placed
peer critique page

Not Mastered:
a front cover illustration and layout. 10.25″ H x 7.75″ W
should now have masthead placed
should now have illustration placed

one spread layout with illustration. 10.25″ H x 15.5″ W
should now have columnated text in keeping with New Yorker style guide
may now have illustration placed.


  1. Textbook Reading Assignment

    Read Chapters 13 and 14.
    “Chapter 13: Designing for the Web”
    “Chapter 14: Fit to Print”
    Take notes. Your written notes can be used during next week’s 15 minute quiz at the beginning of class.

  2.  Magazine Cover/Layout Project Final

  • Finish your magazine cover and spread this week. Final due in next week. Feed your baby!