Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Stacking and layering objects, part of Introducing InDesign.
In this movie, I'll introduce you…to the concepts of stacking and layering…in InDesgin, which allow you to determine…which objects are in front, and which…objects are in back, inside of a document.…So let's say I wanna add a background…to page four of this file.…I'm gonna start by pressing ctrl+0,…or cmd+0 on a Mac to zoom all the way out,…and then I'll select the rectangle tool,…which is the one directly above…the scissors, here inside the lefthand toolbox.…
And now I'll drag from the intersection…of this purple verticle guidline, and…the bottom of the page, all the way…up to right about here, it doesn't…matter as long as we overlap that banner.…Now by default I'm gonna get a black fill…and no stroke, as you can see up here…in the control panel.…I'm gonna click on the right pointing…arrowhead next to the fill swatch,…and I'm gonna select to swatch called…"pale orange", which i created in advance…inside of this document.…So if you're working inside of a different…document, you're gonna see different swatches.…
Now notice that that ends up covering…
- Creating a new InDesign document
- Navigating in InDesign
- Creating and formatting text
- Formatting text with paragraph styles
- Creating dynamic hyperlinks
- Adding, deleting, and moving pages
- Importing, cropping, and scaling photos
- Placing artwork
- Stacking and layering objects
- Wrapping text around a graphic
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Document and Setup
2. Rulers and Guides
Working with the rulers4m 4s
3. Text and Formatting
4. Automated Formatting
5. Pages and Pouring
6. Photos and Graphics
7. Combining Type and Graphics
8. Publishing Your Document
Next steps1m 11s
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