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Changing bleed for spine only

Community Beginner ,
Sep 04, 2021 Sep 04, 2021

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Hi,

 

I usually design book covers in Photoshop but I am designing one for the first time in InDesign. I am trying to export a book cover with spine as a print ready PDF. I have followed this tutorial: https://www.creativebloq.com/how-to/how-to-design-a-book-cover-and-spine-in-indesign-cc and set up my document as 3 pages. But now when I export as PDF, the bleed is effecting the spine page as well. Is there a way to change the bleed settings just for 1 page?

 

Also how do I export it so all 3 pages (Back cover, spine, front cover) are all viewed as 1 piece? 

 

Thanks.

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Adobe Community Professional , Sep 04, 2021 Sep 04, 2021
Choose facing pages In Indesign you can choose to make inside bleed 0 then from pages panel menu, remove the tick beside Allow Document pages to shuffle. drag pages to be on 1 spread. Select the spine (the page in the middle, choose pages tool, change its width as you wish from the contrl panel. while you make the inside bleed 0 you will got what you want.

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Adobe Community Professional , Sep 04, 2021 Sep 04, 2021
In the PDF Export General tab set Export As to Spreads—you don‘t want to export the cover as separate pages.

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Choose facing pages

In Indesign you can choose to make inside bleed 0

Screen Shot 2021-09-04 at 5.20.56 PM.png

then from pages panel menu,

remove the tick beside Allow Document pages to shuffle.

Screen Shot 2021-09-04 at 5.22.08 PM.png

 

drag pages to be on 1 spread.

Screen Shot 2021-09-04 at 5.24.43 PM.png

Select the spine (the page in the middle, choose pages tool, change its width as you wish from the contrl panel.

 

while you make the inside bleed 0 you will got what you want.










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but usually when i design a cover with spine i export all cover as 1 spread, and i make the bleed area to be bog some how and i add manual lines to define where is the spine

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In the PDF Export General tab set Export As to Spreads—you don‘t want to export the cover as separate pages.

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exactly!










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For those who regularly produce book covers, I recommend this "make book jacket" script.

https://www.danrodney.com/scripts/makebookjacket.html

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