To view the completed resume and Typography Guide, open final-resume-guide.pdf. Open resume.indd to follow along with this tutorial.
Tips: Choose View > Grids & Guides > Show Guides to display ruler guides that will help you to position artwork more precisely. Press W to toggle between Normal mode (with guides) and Preview mode (without).
Choose View > Display performance > High Quality Display to display artwork at the highest resolution.
To start, you’ll download some typefaces from the Adobe TypeKit service directly into InDesign. Choose Type > Add fonts from Typekit.
Click Desktop Use, and type Lato in the Search field above. Click +Use fonts, and select Light, Italic, Bold, and Heavy. Then click Sync selected fonts to install this font automatically. Repeat this step to install League Gothic.
Our logo uses two components: A circle, and a pair of initials. To draw a circle, press L or select the Ellipse Tool from the Tool panel; then Shift + drag to draw a constrained circle in the area marked by the guides. To resize the circle, press V to switch to the selection tool, then press Shift + drag the corners of the bounding box.
To format the text, drag across to highlight it, and click the Font menu to view your choices. Click Apply Typekit Filter and select League Gothic. Type 60 pt in the Font Size field, and click away from the text box to deselect it. Now type V to switch to the Selection Tool and drag the initials to position in the center of the circle using the automatic guides to position it.
Tip: Press the Up/Down arrow keys to nudge a selected object in small increments.
To add details to the Work Experience section, you’ll need to first create a text frame to hold the text. Press T and drag a text frame using the ruler guides to assist you. Choose File > Place > work-experience. All the text in the document appears in the text frame, and it is ready to be formatted.
You’ll format each part of the Education section. To format the heading, press T to select the Type Tool, highlight the text and choose League Gothic from the Font menu in the Control panel, and 18 pt in the Font Size menu. Continue to format the remaining as shown below:
- Lato Heavy, 11 pt for academic/job title/“Bachelor of Fine Art, Communication Design”
- Lato Italic, 11 pt for the college/company/“Pacific Northwest College of Art”
- Lato Light, 8 pt for the time period/“Sept 2010 - May 2013”
- Lato Italic, 11 pt for the description
Drag to highlight, “User Experience Designer,” in Work Experience to apply the same formatting. As long as the Eyedropper Tool icon is loaded you can format other text, so keep going. Drag across “Content Designer,” "Digital Media Intern," and “Tutor and Professional Image Assistant” to apply the same formatting.
Use this technique to format the rest of the text using the Typography Guide included in final-resume-guide.pdf.
Next you’ll add vector icons to draw attention to the contact information.
Press Z or click the Zoom Tool and drag a marquee around the dark panel to enlarge it. Choose File > Place > Icons . Press Shift + click on files 1 - 4 to select them all and click Open. The cursor is now loaded with the icons; you’ll click in the white margin to the left of the dark panel to drop each icon next to its corresponding text. Click, first, to the left of the email address, followed by the phone number, website link, and address respectively.
To reposition an icon, press V to switch to the Selection Tool, and then click to select the icon. Use the arrow keys to nudge each icon in small increments.
Tip: If you want to use more graphics in your resume, try using the Market in Creative Cloud Assets, available free to Creative Cloud subscribers.
Add hyperlinks in case you email or upload your resume.
Press T and drag to select firstname.lastname@example.org. Press Control + click, or right-click and choose Hyperlinks > New Hyperlink from the pop-up menu. Select Link To: Email; type your email address below. To keep the same appearance, select Same style, and click OK.
Personalize your resume easily with the help of a color theme. Choose Window > Color > Adobe Color Themes. Click Explore to browse thousands of color themes created by the Adobe Color Community. To apply a color theme from this list, you’ll have to install it first. Click the Actions menu below a theme and choose Add to Swatches panel.
Now you’re ready to apply colors to parts of your resume. Press V and select an area such as the tall panel on the left, and then click a swatch from the Swatches panel to apply it. Press Shift + click to select more than one object to colorize at once. To colorize text, press T and highlight the text; then click a color swatch in the Swatches panel.
Tip: Drag a marquee around several objects to select them at once.
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