InDesign: Create Custom Image Frames with Shapes, Type & The Pathfinder in this Graphic Design Class

Benjamin Halsall, Teaching YouTubers, Creatives & Lovers of Design

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8 Videos (21m)
    • Class Introduction

      0:25
    • Create a New Document

      0:50
    • Angled Image Boxes using the Direct Selection Tool

      3:38
    • Create Split Circles using the Pathfinder Tool

      3:50
    • Combined Grid of Circles as an Image Frame

      1:53
    • Type as an Image Frame: Option 01

      2:42
    • Type as an Image Frame: Option 02

      4:58
    • Triangle Montage Image Frames

      2:57

About This Class

Learn how to create different image frames from shapes, combinations of shapes, divided shape, type and much more. 

In this class you will learn how to control, manipulate and create a selection of image frames with the aim of giving you complete control over how you place images in Adobe InDesign.

So check out the class intro and find out how you can add a bit 'A' for awesome to your Adobe InDesign image frames!

In this class you will learn to:

  • place images in custom shapes
  • place images in type
  • use the pathfinder tool to combine and modify shapes
  • work with the direct selection tool to manipulate shape
  • use type to punch a hole in shapes 
  • place, re-scale and modify images

This class covers some fundamental InDesign skills that will be very useful in any design work that you are working on in Adobe InDesign. 

If you have any questions about this class or my Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop classes then just drop me a note.

Below is a list of my other Adobe InDesign classes on Skillshare:

Photoshop to InDesign: Creating Image Masks for Text Wraps

Adobe InDesign: Introduction to Shape, Image & Text Objects in-depth

InDesign: Placing Images, Scaling Images, Controlling Resolution & Rotating Images

InDesign: Create Custom Image Frames with Shapes, Type & The Pathfinder in this Graphic Design Class

InDesign: Create a Trifold Flyer

InDesign: Create Text Columns with Titles and Quotes that Span Them

InDesign: Table Styles & Scripts

InDesign: Create a Custom Newsletter Layout

InDesign: Tips for Customising Perfect Lists

InDesign: Save Time by Using Nested Paragraph Styles - Gallery Labels

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I am a total beginner with InDesign and found the class to be clear and easy to follow. I really enjoyed the projects.
I have been using In Design for a while and found this tutorial informative with some very useful hints. Definitely worthwhile.

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Benjamin Halsall

Teaching YouTubers, Creatives & Lovers of Design

For the designer in you I create fun short lessons in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator & Adobe InDesign. I include some creative and technical tips in all my lessons which are always easy to follow. Check out my popular Banksy Yourself Photoshop Class, how to create Polygonal Patterns in Adobe Illustrator or my Photoshop Drawing & Painting Fundamentals.

For Final Cut Pro X editors check out my course Learn Final Cut Pro X in 25 Minutes or learn how to put video inside type, create gr...

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