027 Drawing Extrusions, Part 1


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027 Drawing Extrusions, Part 1

InDesign doesn't provide you with tools for achieving sophisticated 3D effects quickly or automatically. But if you just need some basic 3D shapes, you can build them by starting with a simple shape and using the Pen tool and Pathfinder to add sides and extrude an object. Let's try taking an ellipse and making it into a cylinder. I'll press the L key on my keyboard to get the Ellipse tool. I'll click-and-drag in the document to make an ellipse. I'll press Shift+X to exchange the stroke and the fill. now I have no stroke and a fill of black.

I'll press the V key to get my Selection tool and then I'll Option or Alt+Shift+Drag straight down to create a second copy right underneath the original ellipse. Next I'll copy this and choose Edit > Paste in Place to create a second copy of the lower ellipse, and then I'll choose Object > Convert Shape > Rectangle. So now I have created a rectangle right on top of the lower ellipse in the exact same size and...

027 Drawing Extrusions, Part 1
Video duration: 5m 25s 8h 7m Intermediate Updated Jul 08, 2014

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027 Drawing Extrusions, Part 1 provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mike Rankin as part of the InDesign FX

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Design
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