Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Using advanced strokes, part of InDesign Insider Training: Beyond the Essentials.
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- Exercise Files
Do you have a stroke or a path in your document that you want to fine tune?…No problem. While the Control panel lets you adjust the width and style of a…stroke, for the ultimate in control, you'll need the Stroke panel.…You can find the Stroke panel over in the dock.…If it's not hiding over there, go to the Window menu and choose Stroke.…In this document from my Exercise folder, I need to add a stroke that I'm…going to be adjusting.…So I'll press the P key to jump to the Pen Tool, and then I'll simply click out a stroke.…I'm going to click here, Shift+click over here, Shift+click down here, notice…that I'm shift+clicking instead of just clicking, because I want to make sure…that I don't have any diagonal lines.…
I want them all to be exactly above or next to each other.…I'd like this point to be exactly underneath the point above it, so I'm looking…for the cursor to change to a little Pen Tool with a white arrow next to it.…When that white arrow is there, it means it's going to align to the point above…
- Setting preferences
- Working with parent and child master pages
- Adding alternate layouts
- Exporting and importing page snippets
- Tracking text changes
- Choosing other languages
- Aligning to a baseline grid
- Applying styles automatically with nested and line styles
- Embedding links
- Turning image layers on and off
- Using the Pathfinder and compound paths
- Power scaling and spacing
Skill Level Intermediate
InDesign CS6 Essential Trainingwith David Blatner8h 24m Beginner
InDesign CS6 New Featureswith Anne-Marie Concepción3h 21m Appropriate for all
InDesign CS6: Interactive Documentswith Mike Rankin5h 11m Intermediate
1. Managing Your Document Window
2. Setting Up InDesign and Your New Document
Customizing InDesign menus3m 31s
3. Layout Techniques
4. Advanced Text and Typography
5. Paragraph and Character Styles
6. Long-Document Text Techniques
7. Advanced Graphic Techniques
Using advanced strokes9m 6s
9. Advanced Layout
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