Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding strokes and fills, part of Learning InDesign (2011).
In this exercise, I am going to demonstrate a few uses for fills and…strokes inside of InDesign.…Just so that we are on the same page, the fill is the color inside of an object,…the stroke is the color and style of its outline.…I am looking at page 2 of a file called Gnarled tree.indd, found inside the…exercise_files folder, and notice this fleur-de-lis shape right here.…I am going to go ahead and click on it to select it.…And then if I bring up the Links panel, you'll see that there is no link…highlighted inside the list.…
That means this fleur-de-lis is not linked to some graphic that I created inside…of a different application.…Rather, I actually created the shape inside of Illustrator. Then I copied it and I…pasted it into InDesign.…So that means it is now a native shape inside InDesign, just as if I've drawn it…with the Rectangle tool or the Ellipse tool or something along those lines.…And that means that I can go ahead and fill it with a different color if I like,…which is what I'm going to do now.…
- Getting around a document
- Making text frames
- Creating paragraph styles
- Adding bullets and numbers
- Repeating elements with master pages
- Cropping and scaling artwork
- Wrapping text around a graphic
- Preparing a document for print
- Exporting a PDF file
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Setting Up Documents
2. Formatting Text
3. Using Automated Formatting
4. Formatting Pages and Pouring
5. Adding Photographs and Art
6. Combining Type and Graphics
Making a quick logo6m 7s
7. Saving and Printing
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