Using a Golden Mean Grid (1:1.610) for Layout
Make a new document. Set page to A4, units: centermetres (cm)
[Ctl + R] Rulers
[Ctl + U] View > Smart Guides
Create an A4 size rectangle on your page
Change your reference point from the middle, to top left corner
Start > Programs > Acessories > Calculator (or use your mobile phone's calculator)
Divide your rectangle's height to the golden mean
29.7 x .618 = 18.4
Input this number (18.4) into the rectangles height.
Create a new rectangle in the space below. Divide this rectangles width by the golden mean.
21 x .618 = 12.9
Change your reference point to the middle right side, and input 12.9 into the width
Create a new rectangle over your second rectangle (or copy > paste in front). Change the reference point to the middle bottom. Divide this rectangles height by the golden mean. Input 6.9 into the height.
11.3 x .618 = 6.9
Create a new rectange above this rectangle. Keep the reference point at the middle bottom. Divide this rectangles height.
4.4 x .618 = 2.7
Your layout should look similiar to the image below:
Select the rectangles
[Ctl + A] Select All
[Ctl + 5] View > Guides > Make Guides
Make sure your guides are locked
View > Guides > Lock Guides
Import one image and the headline, sub-head and text from last week.
Scale the image to fit the top area
[Ctl + 7] Object > Mask > Make
Select the headline text.
[Ctl + T] Window > Type > Character
Change this to:
Bodoni MT 56pts
Select the sub-head text and change it to:
Gill Sans MT bold
Change the colour by selecting a colour from the image
Select the body text and change it to:
Gill Sans MT regular
11pts / auto
[Ctl + ;] Show/Hide Guides to view your final work.
Create two A4 layouts using a golden mean grid.
1. Use 1-2 images in your layout
2 Use 2-3 images in your layout
Print these layouts before the start of next weeks class