VISUAL DESIGN for PAGES
We often ask students to communicate their learning visually, but we don’t always provide them with the visual literacy skills they need to create an effective message. In this session, you’ll create a poster using Pages while learning basic visual literacy and graphic design skills (color, font, shape, and CARP) that are valuable for students, teachers, and administrators alike. Join me on my mission to eradicate bad design and improve visual communication!
App needed: Pages for Mac or iPad
AGENDA AND RESOURCES
SOME PAGES TIPS
Open a new document
Choose blank OR choose a template under Reports or Newsletters. Your choice!
Set page size.
It’ll probably already be set to US Letter, but I like to check to make sure.
Click Document in the right menu. Uncheck header, footer, and document body.
Click through the Format area in the right side menu. All the options you need to style your magazine article are located here.
Add a text box.
Add a shapes.
Format your text.
Format / Text / Style, Layout, and More – Look in these areas for text settings. Play with font size and spacing to make your text fit well.
Use a color palette.
Click View / Show Rulers and then drag guidelines to help with alignment.
Group and Ungroup – Select shapes and text boxes you want to move as one and then click group located in the Arrange menu.
Forward Backward Front and Back – When you put things on top of one another, you might need to send things to the background or bring things forward. Click the shape and use these tools to do so. They are located in the Arrange menu.
You can customize your toolbar with the tools you need, by clicking View / Customize Toolbar.