How to Simulate a Train-station Display Board


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108 Simulating a train-station display board

Hi I'm Mike Rankin and welcome to InDesign Effects. In this movie we'll see how to create an effect that looks like a mechanical display board that you might see in a train station. The kind that shows arrival and departure schedules with split flaps that turn and flip to display different letters and numbers. And while this effect doesn't move so it won't do any flipping, it's still instantly recognizable and evocative of long-distance travel the excitement of a journey. So it's a really fun effect. To begin, I'll switch to the next page of my document.

And let's create a dark background for the letters. So I'll tap the M key on the keyboard, to get my rectangle tool. Click, and let's create a new frame that's 900 pixels wide by 200 pixels tall. And in the swatches panel we'll give it a black fill and no stroke. Next, let's create the first flap, so again click with the rectangle tool. And this one will be 80 pixels wide by 70 pixels tall. And in th...

108 Simulating a train-station display board
Video duration: 9m 54s 8h 7m Intermediate Updated Jul 08, 2014

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108 Simulating a train-station display board provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mike Rankin as part of the InDesign FX

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