Using advanced clipping paths


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Using advanced clipping paths

I talked about how much I hate making clipping paths back in the Essential Training Title. I mean, there is adherently wrong with clipping paths, except they are real pain to draw and they always have sharp edges so they look unnatural. However, there are a few times when using a clipping path may be useful. So let's take a closer look at them and especially on how you can make your own and edit them right in InDesign. I am going to select this image in the middle of the page and zoom into 200% by pressing Command+2 or Ctrl+2 on Windows and I am going to go to Object menu, choose Clipping Paths and then choose Options. We can see in the Type pop up menu that there is no built-in Photoshop path here. So I am going to ask InDesign to build a clipping path for me.

I will choose Detect Edges and we can see a couple of things. First of all InDesign switches to the Direct Selection tool in the Tool panel automatically for me and secondly I can see the clipping path around here. I even see...

Using advanced clipping paths
Video duration: 6m 6s 8h 3m Intermediate

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Using advanced clipping 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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