002 Creating Interlocking Objects


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002 Creating Interlocking Objects

All objects in InDesign have a stacking order. Everything is either in front of or behind something else. You can move objects up or down in that order but you can't create interlocking objects, things like links in a chain. But with the little masking trick using the Paste Into command, you can make it look just like two objects are interlocked. Here I have three ellipses that make up the links in a chain and I've created this effect by taking extra copies of the ellipses and pasting them into extra frames to act like a little mask.

It's a really simple trick but it's really effective. Let's try it. So here I have my three ellipses laid one on top of the other and it doesn't look like they're interlocked. It just looks like they're stacked on top of one another and in reality they are. I will select the first one, copy it, press the F key on my keyboard, and I am going to click and drag over this area where I would like to create the interlocking illusion. A...

002 Creating Interlocking Objects
Video duration: 3m 46s 8h 7m Intermediate Updated Jul 08, 2014

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002 Creating Interlocking Objects provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mike Rankin as part of the InDesign FX

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