InDesign Secrets Video: Laying Out a Book Cover
Did you ever have to create a layout for a book cover? In some cases, it can be a tough task, especially when you don’t know the exact width of the spine until the last minute. But, as David Blatner shows in the latest episode of InDesign Secrets on lynda.com, you can quickly create a perfect cover file, with the front and back covers, plus the spine with the help of a few key techniques.
In the video, David shows how to use the Pages panel and Page tool to create the full cover and easily adjust the width of the spine.
And he also includes important points like why it’s usually a bad idea to include the cover in the same InDesign file as the book pages, and how to get crop and fold marks in an exported PDF of the cover.
Check it out now: Laying Out a Book Cover