Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video 2. PatternMaker, part of InDesign CS4: 10 Free Must-Have Plug-ins.
My stepmother was a graphic designer. When I was a kid, she would give me her…old Letraset and format books. Did you ever see those? They are like pages and…pages of really cool patterns, but the problem is, you couldn't tweak them. You…couldn't go in there and change the patterns, because, of course, they were on…paper or on plastic. So that wasn't so good.…But years later when I started computer programming, I started writing my own…patterns. That was fun because my patterns were infinitely customizable. So…flash-forward about 20 years and I'm talking with this plug-in developer, a guy…from TeacupSoftware.com, and TeacupSoftware guy, Lawrence, makes my patterns…into an InDesign plug-in. So now you can get all these infinitely customizable…patterns in InDesign. Let me show you how it works.…
After you download and install the PatternMaker plug-in, you can restart…InDesign and then go to the Window menu and choose PatternMaker. The…PatternMaker panel is a floating panel just like any other panel in InDesign,…
- Acquiring and installing plug-ins
- Using AutoFit to automatically expand and move frames
- Enhancing pages with PatternMaker
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