Introduction to Editorial Design

A course by Pablo Abad
Graphic Designer & Art Director. Madrid, Spain.
Joined October 2008
, Graphic Designer & Art Director

Convert your passion into a professionally edited magazine

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 85% Positive reviews (251)
  • 3842 students

Convert your passion into a professionally edited magazine

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 85% Positive reviews (251)
  • 3842 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 21 Lessons (4h 24m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Unlimited access forever

Editorial design is probably the specialty with the most graphic design content. Layout and compose a publication oblige you to be attentive to everything: to photography, to typography, to color, to rhythm. It is an exciting art full of complex concepts that Pablo Abad makes easy.

Surely you are a collector and keep on your computer or blog countless images, photos and illustrations that you like ... references, weird things that only you understand. How would you like to use all this to make a magazine as a professional does? It is the perfect excuse to get into the publishing world and have a first job in your portfolio. With Pablo, you will see how an editorial work is planned from the beginning to the end, from conceptualization to final art.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Foreword
  • U2
    U2. Chapter I (The birth)
  • U3
    U3. Chapter II (The plan)
  • U4
    U4. Chapter III (The development)
  • U5
    U5. Chapter IV (The revision)
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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At the beginning, Pablo will explain to you what his work consists of and will take you by the hand towards the publishing world. It will explain the different agents involved in the preparation of a magazine and what is the role of each one of them. It will help you to conceptualize the content of a magazine based on a real project, your personal blog hidden that will become a magazine.

To prepare the magazine will tell you how to give structure to the contents. It will explain how to work with a "planillo" and you will see how the material is organized before thinking about the format. Once you have decided on the format you will see how to choose a typeface according to the project. Do not know much about how to work with reticles? Do not worry, you will see how to work with them in an easy and simple way, you will know the pros and cons of the different grid formats and you will decide on a template to work with.

Once the template has been decided, it is only necessary to design both the interior pages and the cover page. You will see how to review everything, make the necessary adjustments and finally make the final art of your magazine.

What is this course's project?

The final project of the course will be the realization of the design of a magazine starting from images of different contents that we find attractive and that we will previously have selected. If you want to make a magazine with a specific theme, there is no problem, the process that Pablo Abad explains will help you to carry out any project.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at all those people who have interest and curiosity to enter the publishing world, and know firsthand how a magazine is designed and structured. If on the other hand you already have experience in the publishing world, with this course you will know Pablo Abad's method of work and all the tricks he uses to carry out his magnificent art directions.

What you need

The requirements are very few. Basic notions of graphic design. Knowing something Adobe Indesign, if you do not know how to use it, do not worry, with the explanations that Pablo will give you, you will have enough. It will also work a bit with Photoshop and Illustrator.


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Pablo Abad

A course by Pablo Abad

Graphic Designer & Art Director

Graphic Designer and independent Art Director resident Madrid. Specialized in graphic design, art direction, editorial, illustration and typography. He currently directs his own studio and is the Art Director of the Simply and Lovely publications, and he is also the creator of the contemporary design and art blog "OCULTO". He is also co-founder of "PAAM" a collaborative platform in art and design projects. He has been a juror in the twelfth yearbook of the CDC, as well as in the Select K. He has participated as a speaker in some festivals and events such as: Re.start Days 2001, Weekend Pills 2012, Beyonderground 2013, OFFF 2013 and Typomad 2013. His work has It has been published in several specialized publications and books, and has participated in different national and international exhibitions.


  • U1


    • Presentation I
    • Presentation II
    • Influences I
    • Influences II
  • U2

    Chapter I (The birth)

    • The publishing world
    • The choice of editorial project
    • The conceptualization
  • U3

    Chapter II (The plan)

    • The contents and their structure
    • The planillo
    • Sort all the material
  • U4

    Chapter III (The development)

    • The format
    • Typography I
    • The type II
    • Reticles and templates I
    • The reticles and templates II
    • The design of the interior pages I
    • The design of the interior pages II
    • The design of the cover
  • U5

    Chapter IV (The revision)

    • Review of the entire project and readjustments
    • The final art
    • Present the project
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Introduction to Editorial Design

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Introduction to Editorial Design. A Design course by Pablo Abad

Introduction to Editorial Design

A course by Pablo Abad
Graphic Designer & Art Director. Madrid, Spain.
Joined October 2008
  • 85% Positive reviews (251)
  • 3842 students