How to Apply a Gradient to Text in InDesign


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084 Applying a gradient to text

Hi, I'm Mike Rankin, and welcome to InDesign FX. In this week's effect, we'll see how to fill text with a gradient and use InDesign CS6's new Auto-Size feature to automatically adjust that gradient to fit the text as we type. So here I have two text frames, my Auto-Size Gradient and Not-o-Size Gradient. And if I click on the top one and I change the text--I'll just delete the word Gradients out of here--I can see that the gradient has scaled, it's sort of going to fit the exact size of the text no matter how much I add or remove.

I'll add some more text again, and you can see the gradient adjusts on the fly. Now this other frame is not going to do the same thing. If I delete that word Gradient again, you can see that I don't have any of the magenta over here, it's just all the green half of the gradient. Well, what's going on here? If I take my Selection Tool and I click on this frame, I can see that the frame still extends way out to the side here. If I click...

084 Applying a gradient to text
Video duration: 2m 2s 8h 7m Intermediate Updated Jul 08, 2014

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084 Applying a gradient to text provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mike Rankin as part of the InDesign FX

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