Scale objects InDesign CS6


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Scaling objects

It's a golden law of page layout: nothing ever seems to be the size you need it to be on your page. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to scale graphics, text, and other page items. I have my portfolio page open from the exercise folder, and I'm going to jump to page 4 by pressing Command+J, or Control+J on Windows, then 4, then Enter. This artwork just isn't the right size. I need to scale it up. The first way we will do that is by choosing the Free Transform tool from the tool panel. The Free Transform tool is great, because if I select it, and drag a side or corner handle, it automatically scales it.

Now, in this case, it scaled it, but it did it disproportionally. It got wider; kind of stretched it out, which I think this artist would not be very happy with. So I am going to undo that, and instead, I'm going to hold down the Shift key while I drag. The Shift key is a shortcut for always constrain proportionally; makes sure the height and width is always proportiona...

Scaling objects
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Scaling objects provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS6 Essential Training

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Design
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InDesign
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