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By David Blatner | Thursday, December 06, 2012
In this week’s free InDesign Secrets episode, David Blatner reveals how to use the Gravity setting for Type on a Path in order to simulate perspective. The key is to create a handle-like arm of your path that you can use to manipulate the center of the path, because it’s the center that determines the faux perspective of the type.
Moving the end point of the angled line shifts the perspective of the type. Given that Adobe InDesign doesn’t have a true perspective ability like Illustrator, this is a pretty cool workaround if you need something quickly and InDesign native.
For members of lynda.com, David’s partner in InDesign Secrecy has an exclusive video this week called Fixing the overflow text problem in EPUB.
David and Anne-Marie will be back in two weeks with more InDesign Secrets.
Interested in more?
• The entire InDesign Secrets biweekly series
• Courses by David Blatner and Anne-Marie Concepción on lynda.com
• All lynda.com InDesign courses
Suggested courses to watch next:
• InDesign CS6 New Features
•InDesign CS6 Essential Training
• InDesign FX weekly series
With online video courses at lynda.com, you can reach your goals faster. Learn software, improve your skills, and get an inside look at how the professionals work.
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