Using advanced strokes


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Using advanced strokes

Want to fine-tune your strokes? No problem. While the Control panel lets you adjust the width and style of a stroke, for the ultimate stroke control, you need the strokes panel. I'm going to zoom in on this portion of the page, just so I can see the strokes up close and personal. I'm going to open the stroke panel over here in the dock. I'll select this little backward L- shaped object, because I'm going to change the stroke of that. Right now, we have a one-point white stroke, the paper colored stroke applied to that, and I'm going to make this thicker about five points.

Now the stroke panel lets me do all kinds of things to strokes. For example, I could change the Type to Thick - Thick. So I have two equally thick lines in there with a gap running down the middle. That gap color is currently none. It's transparent. I can see through it. I can change that if I want to, to any other color in my Swatches panel by changing the Gap Color pop-up menu. Here it is. Right...

Using advanced strokes
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Using advanced strokes provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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InDesign
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