How to group, ungroup & rotate images in Adobe InDesign
Hi there in this video, we're going to look at grouping this thing together and rotating it and adding some text and making a perfect circle and all sorts of fun stuff. So let's go and make him in this video. First up, we'll bring in the text, you could obviously just type it, but I'm going to go to the example files. There's a fallen, they're called discount text. Open that up. Okay. Got it. And in design, grab the type box and click hold drag box then it paste. Okay. Remember I'm doing it on the side so that I don't end up messing up these things. So what I want to do is I'm gonna use this little slide bar move across a little bit. And what I want to do is I'm going to select all of this. I'm going to make it paragraph and a man get centered. Okay, I'm gonna use my font that I'm using. Okay, I'm using aerial. Of course you can use anything. Okay, Ariel bold and what size is going to be? We'll have to double check, I've gone for 10 point at the moment. Black Arrow. Okay. So what we wa...
nt to do is draw our circle and then group them together. So drawing a circle, is click and hold down the rectangle tool. Hold hold hold hold hold on that icon until you get to a lips. Okay. And what I'm gonna do is I could click and drag out any old size. Okay, But if I hold down the shift key on your keyboard. So look at your keyboard, it's on the left and the right often. Okay hold it down, click hold and drag out a circle. But while you're holding shift it makes the circle perfect. That is true of the rectangle tool and make it perfect square. Okay, so how big does it need to be? Oh, first of all we'll give it a color and a stroke and then we'll go and play with it. So it needs to be our yellow, it's at the top here. So I've got it selected. Okay, I've got my black arrow, got it selected at the top here. I'm going to use my down the bottom here. It's the yellow. Okay. Green and not yellow. And in terms of the size, what I wanted to be is I've got it pretty close actually. Got it bang on If I say you want to resize it. What was the shortcut you remember? Of course you remember. It's command shift on a Mac and it's control shift on a pc, grab any of these corners. Okay? And you can click and drag it to an appropriate size. Okay? And I'm going to get about that size that looks about good in the corner, I'm going to move it back off. Okay now I'm going to use this type here, stick over the top and we're going to run into our first problem of arranging. Okay, so whoever gets made, the last is on top of our circle was made after the text. So it's on top. So what I'm gonna do is with my black arrow and then click on the background, click on my circle I'm going to right click the circle. If you're on a Mac, like a Macbook pro like me, you might have to use control. Okay? And click it that gives you the right click and let's use a range and let's go to send either backwards or back or work ok. In our case we want backwards. If I send it to the back it'll work goes behind it. But watch what happens when you move it across here. It's back behind this image as well. Okay so what I want to do is I'm gonna undo it, I'm going to right click it and say I want to move it a range and I'm gonna go back would which means this is going to go back one step, okay? And it's going to go behind this one guy you might have to go back would a couple of times to get the balance right. Um I'm going to grab this, does it fit? Not really? So I'm gonna grab this edge here, I'm going to get it so it's on like four lines. I'm grabbing the edge here with my black arrow and does that fit? Kind of Now when you are moving things around it can be a little hard because it tries to want to snap. Okay I've got my keys on my keyboard. Just the arrow keys, you know the cursor keys and just deputy tap until I get it right okay. And I'm going to drag this up. Okay if I want to select these two and align them, I'm going to grab my black arrow. Okay. I'm going to select both of these guys and then at the top here you'll often see it if you can't see it. Okay? There's my little tiny little arrange panel here. There's an official panel though. If you can't see it, it is under the window object and layout and you can turn this panel on. Okay. And what I'll let you do is this one here is sent to the both horizontally. If yours does what mine just did, it's probably not. It's aligning to the whole page. Yours generally by default is aligned to selection. So click these guys, click this vertical one as well if you want to try and align it that way and I'm going to bring you back out here. So what I'd like to do is I want it down a little bit. I want to group them. So I've selected both of them. Okay by dragging a box. Brown both and I'm going to go up to object and go to the one that says group all that means is that I can click off and click back on just one of them and I've got them both selected I can select it and go to object. And um group it as well if I need them apart. Okay. And what I wanted to do is rotate it. Remember remember from an earlier video I want you to grab your black arrow and just outside. Not here. Just to further out. We can rotate. Okay click hold and drag and I'm going to move it down here somewhere. That's probably a bit too out of the rotation. I'm looking for the cool lean thing. Like it's a sticker that got stuck on afterwards but clearly it's not all right. That is how to group things but we also learned how to make perfect circles and we rotated things again. All right let's get on to the next video.