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Page Layout: Adobe InDesign (Due Date: March 26)
- Open Adobe Illustrator and create a new document.
- Profile is: Devices
- Size is: iPad
- Go to File and then select “Place”
- Choose the picture of the Cherry that you downloaded from the internet.
- Scale the cherry so that it is easy to work with.
- With the cherry selected, click on the “Image Trace” function (be sure to choose “3 Colors” from its presets)
- When the Image Tracking is done, click on “Expand” (this will break apart the cherry into its three different colors)
- Go to Object and select “Ungroup” (This separates the different colors from being in a group).Select the white area around the cherry and select “Delete” from the keyboard.
- Delete this white area.
- When that outside white is deleted, select all of the cherry and regroup it.
- Scale the cherry down so that it fits these dimensions:
- Open the Swatches Panel from the Window menu bar item
- Drag the cherry into the Swatches Panel.
- Now, drag the cherry into paste-board area (the area outside of the document)
- Use your Rectangle Shape tool to draw a rectangle the exact size of the document.
- Once you have created your rectangle (make sure it’s still selected), click on the cherry icon in the Swatches Panel. This should fill the rectangle with a lot of cherries (almost too many)
- Double click on the cherry icon in the Swatches Panel
- Use these settings to adjust the cherry pattern layout:
- Click “Done” at the top of the document when you are finished adjusting these settings. This will space out our pattern the way we want.
- Save this as “Cherries.AI” (an illustrator file)
- In InDesign, lock all layers except for the Background layer
- Place this Cherries.ai” file into your document (it should be the same size as the document you are currently working on)
- Position it so that it covers the entire area
- Arrange it so that it is in front of the background color but behind the “Cupcake History” text area background color
- Go to the Effects panel and select “Transparency” (make sure you still have the Cherry graphic selected)
- Set the Transparency Opacity level at 12%
Save Your Document
This is how your document should look at this point:
Select the Cupcake History Textbox background and apply the “Drop Shadow” effect from the Effects Panel.
- Set the Mode to: Multiply
- Set the Distance to: 7 px
- Set the Size to: 7 px
- Select “Ok”
- Apply a Stroke to the this textbox
- Set Red to: 161
- Set Green to: 106
- Set Blue to: 85
- Set the stroke to 3
With any luck, this is how your image should appear:
Save Your Document