039 Shearing to Create 3D Effects, Part 1


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039 Shearing to Create 3D Effects, Part 1

If you've ever tried to use InDesign's Shear tool, you may have experienced more than a little difficulty in understanding how it works in getting the results you want. Sometimes it seems to have a mind of its own, but you can use Shear to create interesting effects like a 3D book shape from a flat cover design. You just need to approach shearing from a different angle. So here I have a mockup of a book, and it looks like a nice little 3D version of the book and I just created this from the cover image, just a flat placed photograph and a text frame, and I mostly used the Shear command to do this. So let's see how it's done.

Here's the cover image. It's just a placed photo of some rust and one text frame with The History of Rust, Volume 1: The Early Years, and I am going to start out by selecting the placed graphic, copying it, and choosing Edit > Paste In Place, or Command+Shift+Option+V, Ctrl+Shift+Alt+V. Why I am doing this is so I can make the spine. I nee...

039 Shearing to Create 3D Effects, Part 1
Video duration: 6m 41s 8h 7m Intermediate Updated Jul 08, 2014

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039 Shearing to Create 3D Effects, Part 1 provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mike Rankin as part of the InDesign FX

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