Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Stacking and layering objects, part of Learning InDesign (2011).
In this exercise, I am going to demonstrate the concepts of stacking and layering…inside of InDesign, which allow you to determine which objects are in front and…which objects are in back inside of a document.…And the particular document that we'll be using is this one right here.…It's called Needs background.indd.…It's found inside the exercise_file folder.…We're working on page 3 of the document, and I am going to start things off by…going up to the View menu and choosing Display Performance and then choosing…High Quality Display, so that we can see the graphics at their very best.…
I am going to zoom out a couple of clicks, and what I want to do here is apply…the gradient behind this dark greenish rectangle here at the top of the page.…So, here's what I am going to do.…I'll start by selecting the Rectangle tool inside the toolbox and then, just so…I have a lot of wiggle room, I am going to start at this position, pretty high…inside of that greenish rectangle, and I'll drag down until I snap into…
- 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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