Photoshop  – Chabot Collage
Prof: Mark Lewis Wagner


Page layout is the part of graphic design that deals in the arrangement of visual elements on a page. It generally involves organizational principles of composition to achieve specific communication objectives. The main program to do this in is Adobe InDesign, and we can do many things in Photoshop.

Do an internet search for page layout design.


The assignment is to find a page layout that you like and copy it – figure out how to create something like it, allowing your own creative changes.

These are thumbnail sketches (small, quick, abstract) for double page and single page spreads.


Double page spreads. Sketches with image and text blocked out.


HOMEWORK: Double page spread

• Create new document – 11 x 17in. 150 resoultion.

• Select a design composition. Use GUIDES and our COMPOSITIONAL TOOL.

• Type in “Lorem ipsum” in your browser and copy and paste nonsense text. Or copy and paste this.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. (might not work on your computer)

• Using the TYPE tool (T), click and drag and to create a holding box for your text. Select your font and size, best set to 12 point – normal size for books.

• You can set many options using the CHARACTER and PARAGRAPH in the MENU/WINDOW.

• Name lastname_layout01.jpg

Here is are two examples.