Editing frame and path shapes


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Editing frame and path shapes

InDesign offers a wide variety of drawing tools, including a fully featured Bezier Pen tool. But none of that really matters to me, because I can't really draw. However, I can make simple shapes, like frames, and then edit them to get the look I want. Let me show you how it's done. I'm going to start by drawing an ellipse and then I'm going to switch to the Direct Selection tool, the white arrow tool. To choose one point on that, I first have to deselect and then place my cursor over the path. Now I can see the points on that path and I can click-and-drag.

You see how it shows me the points and the Bezier handles. I can edit these handles by dragging the path anyway I want. I can also use the Bezier Pen tool to add points to a path that's already there. If I move my cursor near the path, if I click, it adds a point on that path or I can click-and-drag to add handles. Here's a helpful modifier key that you should keep in mind when working with the Pen tool. Hold down ...

Editing frame and path shapes
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Editing frame and path shapes provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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InDesign
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