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Newsletter Tutorial - Adobe Illustrator Windows

Hi all- I'm in the creation phase of designing a newsletter but am clueless as to how to start. I've got the content and layout in mind. How do you start? Thanks, Newbie...

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    Hi all-

    I'm in the creation phase of designing a newsletter but am clueless as to how to start. I've got the content and layout in mind. How do you start?

    Thanks,
    Newbie

    _flashNewbie Guest

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    Hi all-

    This is my first post ever here in the Illustrator User Forum and am still learning the program. I'd like to create a newsletter and have a layout in mind but don't have a clue as to how to do it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    SammyBee
    sammybee@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Sammy,

    You question is far to broad to be answered in a forum. Best advice is to:

    1) Read through the User Guide
    2) Get yourself a copy of Illustrator Classroom in a book and work through
    the lessons


    LenHewitt@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I was just wondering if there was a template in Illustrator to get a user started in creating a newsletter. I didn't see one so I was just asking.
    sammybee@adobeforums.com Guest

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    One reason you won't find many newletter templates for Illustrator is that most newletters are more than one page, which puts them beyond the scope of Illustrator.

    Try Indesign, QuarkXPress, or FreeHand.
    Scott_Falkner@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Hi Scott-

    Thanks for your suggestion. My newsletter would be, at most, 2 pages and most likely be PDFed. Because Freehand can handle multiple pages, is that the reason you suggest it over Illustrator?

    I think for me, InDesign and QuarkXPress is out of my league right now. But, eventually, I'd like to go that direction depending on future projects.

    Again, thanks Scott.
    sammybee@adobeforums.com Guest

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    I've used FreeHand for newsletters, and found it ideal. You get most of the features of Illustrator, excellent text handling, good output control (better than Illustrator) layers, multiple pages, and you can edit most artwork within the newsletter itself.

    One thing Freehand is not is fast.
    Scott_Falkner@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Scott-

    I'm not sure what you mean by Freehand not being as fast... performance wise?

    Again, thanks for the input.
    sammybee@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Yeah, FreeHand can be a bit of an armadillo when working with large blocks of text. FH used to be one of the fastest, most responsive programs I used. Now I can't think of one program I would classify that way.
    Scott_Falkner@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Do not mess up the programs. For newsletter you have to use a layout progam, not a program for illustrations... Better learn InDesign. It is powerfull way to create a publications. Simply the Best.
    Dimitar_Zhekov@adobeforums.com Guest

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