Importing resizing rotating & flipping images & Logos inside InDesign
howdy partners in this video. We're going to look at bringing in images and logos and rotating them. And we'll look at this one where we've cropped it. You can see look at this sneaky. This one is actually a little bit bigger. Okay, so we've cropped it into a nice little box, we'll flip them, we'll do all sorts of stuff with images. Alright, let's go and do that now. Okay. To bring in an image icon or any sort of visual graphic. It's the same. Okay. First thing we need to do though is we need to get in the habit of if I have my black arrow selected. Okay. And just click off in this dark gray area around the side here. Okay, so there's nothing selected. There's a more official way. You can go to edit and go to de select all. Okay, It's a long way. So we've got nothing selected. Then we're gonna go to file place. Okay, remember that's import foreign design. Pick the 01 flyer folder and there's one there called lunch. Now your cursor is loaded with this little image and you've got two way...
s of putting it in there. Okay. Now when you're bringing in images into the design, it can confuse you when you're new. The easiest way is over here in the gray area to click once. Okay, That'll bring in my image at full size. If it's coming in too big, you can go to edit and get an undue place. Okay that kind of goes back and what I want to do is click hold and drag in this great area, it doesn't really matter how big you can see that's the size of my images coming through. Really, really big. Just click and drag it out to a more appropriate size. Okay, the reason I do that is I'm going to go to edit undo again. Okay. Or control Z on a Mac or command Z on a PC. So undone. If I click it on this green box here, the icon changes a little bit hard to see. Taylor will zoom in for us so he can kind of, you can kind of see the brackets appear. Okay, all it means is I click on this, it's kind of merge them together. My green box is gone forever and you might want that. That's cool. So you can do that. But I do is I find there's always a pain edit undo undo undo. Okay, I'm going to keep going undo until that's back and remember, I can just click ones out here in the background. Okay, let's look at some of the things we can do with images first of all, it's probably you would want to resize them. Okay, so re sizing them. Seems easy. You grab the black arrow, you grab the corner and you drag it up and weirdly it does that by default. Okay, lovely in design cannot undo. So what we need to do is our first shortcut. We're not going to learn to many in this course, there's gonna be a cheat sheet of the info loads of shortcuts. But what we want to do is learn a couple of the more practical ones and in this case it's resizing an image. Okay? And you hold down on a Mac, it's command and shift. If you're on a pc it's control and shift. Hold those two down on your keyboard, you're holding Okay, grab this corner now and drag it up. Okay? And you see it re sizes strange. Long shortcut. I know it's just the way in designers and we can resize it that way to rotate it. There's a manual rotation at the top here so there's a little indicator if I need it to be 45 degrees, you can just type it in and it rotates. I'm gonna undo. Okay if you want to do it just more kind of casually or you're just kind of playing with the design. Okay? Is with the same black arrow hover you can see on the edge here, it does the re sizing thing. Okay? But if I have it just a bit further out, you can see my icon changes. There's a little double headed arrow, I can click hold and drag that now and you can see that clicking holding and dragging and it's more of a custom rotation. I'm going to undo that. Another thing we might do is flip it. Okay, so up the top here so I've got it selected with my black arrow and there's these options here that flips horizontally, sometimes it ends up all the way over here and you got to click and drag it back across and flipping it vertically. Does it at the top there as well. Okay so I'm going to undo undo and do and we haven't got a flipped image. The next thing we're gonna look at is something called the content grabber. Okay. It's this little target that appears now when you're trying to just move your image around so I need to move it down the bottom here, avoid this thing completely. Okay so I'm going to click and drag anywhere but there and I can move it around if I drag this. What happens is in design your image is actually inside a picture frame already. Okay so there are two separate things and you can move them individually which is quite handy sometimes but can be a bit annoying when you're learning. Okay so if I click and drag this okay, content grabber you'll see the frame, you see him there, that's the edge of him, he's still there but the picture within that frame has slid to the side and that can be quite cool when you're trying to crop things. Okay? And I can grab it and drag it back. Okay? But I'm going to undo a couple of times. Remember edit undo. Okay I'm gonna use my shortcut so what you need to do is if you're physically moving it, click anywhere but the target, but if you want to move it within the frame you can drag that little content grabber undo. If you really don't like the content grabber. Secret note, I don't like it. Okay and I turn this off, I got a view and I go to extras and I go to hide content grabber. Okay, there are other ways of cropping stuff up to you, Okay? You don't have to turn it off. You might love it. Lots of people do um What we're gonna do now is look at some basic cropping because what I want to do is I would like this thing, let's click hold and drag it. So it's at least in the top right kind of snaps. It's pretty clever, it's snapping to the edges. If yours is not snapping. Just double check view. There's one in here that's called smart guides. So grids and guides. Smart guides, that's the thing that kind of helps it like automatically just jump to the edge and you have to be like perfect pixel perfect. It'll jump in there for you so on and definitely the top right, I'm going to grab this bottom left. Okay, I'm gonna hold down my shortcut to resize it. Who remembers what the shortcut was? That's right. Command shift on a Mac and command shift on a Pc. So I'm dragging it out, I wanted to be at least or bigger than our background image. Okay so when it snapped up in the corner there and what I want to do is um remember if I hold these two shortcut keys down it re sizes it, but if I don't okay, remember when I grabbed it before it kind of crops it and that's going to work in our favor now because what I want to do is just grab this side and maybe in the middle. Okay, roughly in the middle. Okay. I want it to be like this and the same with the bottom. I'm gonna drag it up so it's just on my bleed. Okay, I'm cropping bits of the image off. I know. Okay. But that's the kind of look I'm looking for and what I also might want to do is remember content grabber. I hated it, but it's kind of handy. Now look, I can drag the center of it and you can see I can drag it within this box a little bit. Okay, so let's bring in one more thing. Let's bring in the logo, exact same technique as the image. So remember black arrow click in the background so you got nothing selected. Go to file. Let's go to place and pick one of the logos. I'm going to use this first one logo, one full. It doesn't have to be a jpeg or a PNG can be an illustrator file, which is another adobe product. Let's click open. Okay. And remember in this great area in the background, click once or you can click and drag to get the size that you want. Okay and black arrow grab anywhere. But the content grabber. Remember if I try and move them using that center? Bit weirdly the images over here but the frame is still over here. So I'm going to undo that pick up in the background and I'm going to grab anywhere. But the content grabber. Okay. And I'm going to stick it there somewhere. That's my lovely logo. Earlier I said you remember you have to have nothing selected. Okay, I'll show you the reason why is if I have this green box selected by accident and I want to bring in my logo, let's say it's before I brought in this logo. Okay actually I'll delete it to make it. So I've got this green box selected file and I've forgotten to de select it. Go to place and I go my logo and I click open. It doesn't give me the option of like dragging it out and giving it a size, it just kind of like fuses it with this green box which is cool but it's kind of stuck there now. Okay, there are one and the same. Okay, so I'm going to undo until life was easier. So remember before you bring it into the select in the background and then go to file place. Alright my friends that is working with images. Let's go on and start working with type and in design.