Setting compound paths


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Setting compound paths

Everyone knows how to make a frame in the shape of a circle. You just use the Ellipse Frame tool and drag out of shape and hold down the Shift key while you are dragging to make sure it constraints to a circle. I can't see it because it doesn't have a fill or a stroke right now. So I will go to the Swatches panel, let's say I will give it a fill of some bright color, maybe magenta, it looks good, but how do I make a shape of a donut, or if you are cutting down on sweets, let's say a bagel, how do you make a hole in the middle of an object? Well, the trick is to make a compound path, a path that actually contains more than one path. Now we talked about compound paths a little bit in the Essentials Training Title and I showed you how you could use the Path Finder features to put a hole in something.

For example, I will draw another circle on top of this one. I will select both of those with the Selection tool and now I will go to Object > Path Finder > Subtract. Thi...

Setting compound paths
Video duration: 5m 4s 8h 3m Intermediate

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Setting compound paths provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS4 Beyond the Basics

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Design
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InDesign
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