- Gather all your stuff. It's time to send your assignment home.
Submit a Style Tile
Create a style tile which shows the elements of your design. It must include:
- Typeface names
- Two main colours
- CMYK colour recipes
- Type hierarchy
- Feature title
- Main story title
- Byline style
- Body copy
- All your other type styles
- Photo treatment
- Pull quote treatment
- Sidebar story design
See my example style tile for more reference info. You are free to add more, depending on your design.
As you progress with your layout, you can submit PDF files for me to provide feedback. Let’s please be reasonable with this. Ask for feedback when you have a substantial amount of work completed.
Prepare Print-Ready Files
All the assignments you submit in Typography courses should be print ready. This is what you have to check before packaging your files.
As you work, keep your files organized in a project folder. You should have your main page layout file.
You will always simply submit a packaged folder including a PDF file for all assignments.
When the project calls for process colour (or four colour process), there should be no spot colours in any of the files you submit. Empty your swatches panel of all unused colours.
As we’ll only be using Adobe Fonts, there’s not much to do here. No fonts will ever be packaged with your projects, so you have nothing to worry about. Be sure to check Type > Find Fonts… to ensure only the fonts you’re using are in your document.
If there’s a font folder in your package folder, there’s a problem. Look inside to see what’s there. It’s not an Adobe Font, so you need to go remove it from your InDesign file, then package it again.
Your Submission Folder
Be sure your InDesign document is named as usual:
- Never rename a file while it’s open. Close it. Rename it in Finder, then re-open it.
When you package your InDesign document with File > Package… It will create a folder that’s properly named if your file was well named to start with.