048 Using Scripts to Create New Shapes


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048 Using Scripts to Create New Shapes

All InDesign frames, no matter what content they contain, are vector objects. You can reshape these objects using tools like the Direct Selection tool and the Pen tool, or you can use a script that comes with InDesign to quickly reshape paths into interesting shapes. The script is called PathEffects, and with it you can instantly create complex shapes that would be tedious or impossible to make using InDesign's path manipulation tools. Let's see how it works. Here I have a set of squares and circles that I'm going to apply the PathEffects script to.

I'll click and drag to select some and I'll open the Scripts panel. PathEffects is located inside the Scripts panel in the Application, Samples, and then inside either the JavaScript folder or the AppleScript folder if you're on a Mac. I'll scroll down and double- click to run the PathEffects script. In it I see there are several different effects I can apply and a few options. One called the Offset and another to ma...

048 Using Scripts to Create New Shapes
Video duration: 6m 40s 8h 7m Intermediate Updated Jul 08, 2014

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048 Using Scripts to Create New Shapes 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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