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Hi! For my gap-year next year i'll be working in a landscape design company (a far cry from product design, but its pretty good for seeing how a studio works) and they've told me i'll be using adobe inDesign a lot.

 

To get used to inDesign, i've decided to create my portfolio in it. Here's the first page!

 

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please rip into it! this is intended to be an A3 printed portfolio. If i take it to a print-shop, can they print edge-to-edge a3?

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Guest Wyvern

The pic is not working...

 

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Guest akgraphics

ack! i guess this is the price to pay for free webhosting :/ sorry

 

edit: changed free webhost from 1asp to boomspeed. any better?

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Guest rodanx86

I like the concept of an artbook/magazine spread with the greyed out box as the key. I think that is a good direction. Hopefully you have done some thumbnails to come up with a consistant grid layout for all your pages. Indesign is a good tool, especially when it comes to pacing your portfolio's flow.

 

Keep up the good work

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Oooh thank you! I hadn't thought of using a consistent layout for the images, I was intending to do a different layout on every spread of two pages, but this is a far better idea!

 

I'm going to re-plan the layout of the images to accomodate this now!

 

Also...I want this portfolio to be viewable on-screen as a .pdf, and also printable at A3 size. Should I make the InDesign document's pages A3, or 1024x768 pixels (or other screen ratio)?

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PFS usually automatically resize to the screan they are being viewed by. I would make the A3 size first because it is a lot easier to downsize an image then to make it larger.

 

One more thing on grids: Your pages should not all look exactly the same either, but the feel of the grid should spread across all the pages of the portfolio.

 

Just a quick google about grid layouts will provide some good insight:

Here is one I found real quick.

 

http://desktoppub.about.com/od/grids/l/aa_gridsunity.htm

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Guest Wyvern
PFS usually automatically resize to the screan they are being viewed by.  I would make the A3 size first because it is a lot easier to downsize an image then to make it larger. 

 

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I agree... 1024x768 or even 1600x1200 (screen size) would be too small for printing ur portfolio on A3. If u're gonna use PDF, u dont really need to adapt to screen dimensions (4:3 for VGA). If u'd make a website, u should beware of the dimensions u use for ur portfolio.

 

 

About the looks of ur 1st portfolio page - its looks good ;). A suggestion: maybe u should use (less text and) more keywords or sumthin. Make em big ;).

 

L8er

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Guest akgraphics

Thanks for the feedback! :D

 

That article on grids is v.handy, thanks for that!

 

I'll create my portfolio at A3 size then - I'm not sure how InDesign handles DPI ... when you rasterize it to .pdf, it seems to sort itself out well enough!

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OK, here's page 4. I thought I'd focus on some graphic design work, some of my only work that has been done for a client, not for a school project, etc.

 

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(click to enlarge)

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Guest andrej

Nice graphic designs. I like the right-hand top grey and dark blue one. The pick with '9-2am' is cool as well. As a night club poster it's really eye-catching.

 

edit: changed free webhost from 1asp to boomspeed. any better?

I'd advise you atspace.com or atgig.com. They're both free of any ads.

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Guest Wyvern

Nice graphs dude. The top left one looks real professional, and the lower left one looks real flashy - good work!

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Guest akgraphics

:D great! thanks! the top left one is actually an animation - the logo spins around as a .gif file - was going to be on the EXTRA website, before the client canned the website idea. The graphics for the top-left one actually came from a sheet of polar-coordinates graph paper i coloured in from my f.maths lesson!

 

I'm going to re-do this section, and spread the graphics out over two pages, create some more white-space, and allow the smaller images to become larger. I dont like the way the text is laid out in that example either!

 

It's quite fun creating a portfolio with no time-constraints! This'll have to be ready in.....five years time! 1 gap year, 4 years engineering, then hopefully I'll have a decent portfolio filled with self-generated projects ready for when i apply for a post graduate course! hurrah!

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Guest Wyvern

Nothin @ putfile.com atm... don't u have webspace @ ur school account or @ ur providers account?

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