Blog 2

I decided to use    footprints a book of reflection poems. This book consists of master pages. The   Chapter cover pages are based off  1 Master page and the actual pages containing the poems is on another. The Chapter cover pages consist of 2 text boxes and 2 pictures of various shells.

The top text box :

  • God Is With Us…

The lower text box:

  • “contains a inspirational quote”

This book has been carefully formatted. The pages  are simple and  not over crowded.


Master pages

I’m using our class text (Adobe InDesign CC: Classroom in a book)to identify and count master pages.

  1. Contents
  2. Chapter title page (lesson overview) with facing picture page
  3. Getting started (chapter content)
  4. Review questions at end of chapters
  5. Index title page and remaining index pages
  6. A few unique pages at the beginning/end of book

I found about 5 or 6 different master pages and about 6 unique pages. The Contents pages has one column of text and an image for each chapter heading. All chapter titles are in red font with black font for the chapter contents. The contents pages resemble the chapter contents pages. So maybe it’s just a variation of the same master page? However, the chapter contents pages have a smaller column on the right and left margins of the facing pages, which includes notes and tips.


Lena – Final Project

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Well, I’m much happier with the second go. I particularly like the full panel photo on the left inside flap.  The Polaroid effect I learned from this site:  — It’s a very neat and easy trick that I am sure I’ll use again.

Overall, I found this project to be really fun. 1) There was stuff I wanted to do and I knew how to do it! 2) It was different to create something for a real purpose. 3) Although I was creating this for a friend’s company, it was still tough to get timely responses from him and he wasn’t able to hunt down high resolution versions of some of the photos I wanted to use (that I found on the company website)… So I learned some real-world lessons of what it’s like to work with a client.

Lena – Job 11 Effects

This is a pretty neat trick to create very different combinations with one color. However, I don’t know if I’d be able to recreate any of these very easily, i.e. I’m not sure which blending mode I did to which shape in which order! 🙂

If I had to pick one, I think I like the last one best.


Using the Eyedropper tool to copy formatting

The eyedropper tool can be used to copy stroke, fill, character, paragraph and object settings! The narrator does say that “if you need to apply a lot of formatting throughout a document, styles is a much better way to go”, but it’s still a neat quick-fix trick. Check it out (6:19 video):


Lena – Midterm Poster


I’ve been managing this Historical Sea Ice Atlas project for almost 2 years, and it’s near completion.   So, I decided to create a flyer we might be able to use to promote the sea ice atlas when it’s ready.

The header image is one that was created by a design consultant, and it will also be the header on the actual website. I had a difficult time matching the flyer to the header, getting all the text and logos on there, and matching up the different graphics… In the end I think the whole thing is too busy and a little ugly, but it’s a good starting point. 🙂

Job 3 picture


I had some difficulty with Jing but I finally got it.   I inherited hundreds of photos that were taken at I-AC over the last decade.   I chose this one because it reminded me of a park, if there were parks in rural Alaska.   Beautiful fireweed next to a weather beaten bench.   It just seemed appropriate.