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How to draw an arrow or triangle or star in Adobe InDesign

Lesson 62 from: Adobe InDesign Fundamentals

Daniel Walter Scott

How to draw an arrow or triangle or star in Adobe InDesign

Lesson 62 from: Adobe InDesign Fundamentals

Daniel Walter Scott

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62. How to draw an arrow or triangle or star in Adobe InDesign

Lessons

Class Trailer

Overview

1

InDesign Tutorial Basics Class Introduction

01:50
2

Exercise files & Projects

02:39
3

What Does Adobe InDesign do?

01:34
4

What are the differences between InDesign and PageMaker, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark?

05:10

PROJECT 1: One page flyer

5

How to change MM to Inches & changing UK to US dictionary in InDesign?

01:39
6

New document in InDesign - what is bleed & slug?

08:08
7

How to create your own RGB & CMYK colors in Adobe InDesign

08:39
8

How do I steal colors from a logo using InDesign?

03:14
9

How to color the background of a page in InDesign?

03:33
10

Importing resizing rotating & flipping images & Logos inside InDesign

07:53
11

How to Import text from Microsoft Word into Adobe InDesign

05:46
12

How to group, ungroup & rotate images in Adobe InDesign

05:12
13

How to make a dotted line, dashed line & borders in InDesign

05:20
14

How best to preview your work in Adobe InDesign

05:16
15

How to make a simple PDF from InDesign

06:43
16

How to save your InDesign file as a JPEG

02:27
17

Why should I use CC Libraries in InDesign?

05:08
18

How to share your InDesign files with others by using package document

04:26
19

Class Exercise 1

03:24
20

Quiz - One Page Flyer

PROJECT 2: Other people's files

21

Ideas, Inspiration & starter templates

04:59
22

Working with other people's InDesign documents, missing images

03:12
23

How to find missing fonts in InDesign?

04:27
24

How to replace images in InDesign?

01:30
25

Opacity, transparency and see through ness in Adobe InDesign

02:29
26

Why is InDesign adding [Converted] and making me 'save as'

01:06
27

What if I can’t find the InDesign file - can I open the PDF?

02:37
28

Quiz - Other people's files

PROJECT 3: Company Newsletter/Brochure

29

Creating a new company newsletter or brochure, what are spreads in InDesign

06:58
30

How to use a Master Page in Adobe InDesign

05:33
31

How do to add automatic page numbering to a InDesign file

04:11
32

Removing a master page & deleting parts off the master page in InDesign

02:30
33

Production Video 1

02:53
34

What is Effective PPI & Image resolution in the InDesign links panel

06:52
35

How to add drop shadows to an image or logo in InDesign

04:20
36

What is TypeKit used for in Adobe InDesign?

08:37
37

How to add the Copyright, Registered & Trademark symbols in InDesign

05:08
38

Where can I find the different versions of letters in InDesign - Ligatures.

03:35
39

How to add placeholder text & lorem ipsum & get a word count in InDesign

03:04
40

Importing Text from Microsoft Word & keeping or removing the formatting

02:58
41

Creating Columns in a text box using Adobe InDesign

01:46
42

How do I justify text & turn off hyphenation in InDesign?

03:59
43

What is the space after & leading in Adobe InDesign?

05:22
44

How to underline text with a full width line in Adobe InDesign?

01:53
45

How do I make a paragraph style in Adobe InDesign?

06:06
46

How do I update a Paragraph Style in Adobe InDesign?

04:28
47

How to use Find & Change to remove double spaces after a period or full stop.

02:37
48

Stealing colours from images, is there a format painter in Adobe InDesign?

03:09
49

InDesign Class Exercise 2 - Magazine Spread

04:22
50

Quiz - Company Newsletter/Brochure

PROJECT 4: Long Business Document

51

How to bring in lots of text into InDesign at once

08:11
52

How do I import paragraph styles from another document

12:45
53

How do I insert completely blank pages in Adobe InDesign

02:03
54

How do I create a gradient in Adobe InDesign

07:20
55

Do I need to use layers in Adobe InDesign

05:27
56

Opacity advanced, mater marks and Transparency Effects in Adobe InDesign

04:24
57

How do I add rounded corners to an image or box in Adobe InDesign?

02:52
58

How to add a large first letter to my text aka Drop Cap

02:16
59

How do I increase the space between letters in Adobe InDesign aka Tracking or Kerning

02:32
60

How do I get text to move around an image or shape using text wrap

03:57
61

Why can’t I put text over anything that has text wrap applied?

03:25
62

How to draw an arrow or triangle or star in Adobe InDesign

06:40
63

How do I put an image inside other shapes like a circle - cropping

02:47
64

What is Adobe Stock

04:17
65

Where can I find free images & icons that I can use for my business

04:23
66

How do I add bullets and numbered lists in Adobe InDesign?

00:51
67

How can I create a table inside Adobe InDesign?

07:10
68

How do I convert tables from Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel into Adobe InDesign

04:26
69

How do I get images to move with the text in Adobe InDesign using anchored objects?

03:22
70

How do I create a Line Break, Column Breaks & Page Breaks in Adobe InDesign?

04:16
71

How do I make an automatic table of contents in Adobe InDesign?

04:46
72

How do you change the tabs in Adobe InDesign?

04:30
73

Can I change the numbering of my pages so 1 starts later in the InDesign file?

03:26
74

Quiz - Long Business Document

PROJECT 5: Conference Name Badge

75

How do I combine Microsoft Excel spreadsheet in InDesign?

09:04
76

CLASS EXERCISE: Create your own business card

01:16
77

Quiz - Conference Name Badge

What next

78

How to create a mockup for your portfolio using InDesign

04:07
79

InDesign cheat sheet & shortcuts

12:45
80

BONUS: Software Updates

40:41
81

What to do after this InDesign tutorial class?

01:07
82

Quiz - What Next

Final Quiz

83

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

How to draw an arrow or triangle or star in Adobe InDesign

Hi there in this video, we're going to make all sorts of different shapes. Sabbath, stars, triangles, I think polygon, some sort of male symbol. Okay. But really just looking at arrowheads, perfect squares and perfect circles in the next video, we're going to stick images inside the mall. All very exciting. Let's get on with it actually, before we get on with it. I apologize for the design. I couldn't think of a really good exercise. That looked cool. That also showed every single shape possible in in design. So we're living with this, this design choice. All right, let's get on with it. Hi there. If you're following along, what we're gonna do is we're gonna jump down to page double click page 10. We're going to put it in here. So we're gonna put in a blank page because we don't want this text to be covered. So what we're gonna do is the little pages fly out menu. We're going to go to insert pages. I'm going to say after page 10. I would like to insert a page that has no master applied...

. Okay. And what I meant was after page nine. Okay, you can click hold and drag it see this and put it on the right side. Yeah. Do it after nine. Okay. And the first thing we're going to do is let's look at putting a background color in. W so I can go from bleed to bleed. Now. Again, this is not my best design. Okay. But we're learning how to make shapes and I couldn't think of a bit of exercise. So rectangle tool, I'm going to make this one red. And what we do is when we're drawing shapes, any shapes, if you want it to be the same width as height. Okay. Like a circle, Perfect square is you hold down the shift key so I'm going to draw a bit of a rectangle here. I'm gonna give it a feel of my red. Where is he? There? He is there and I'm gonna give him a stroke of none. Easy. The circle click and hold down the rectangle tool underneath. It. Is the ellipse tool okay with your lips still selected? Okay, I'm going to draw out if I just don't hold down shift. I get I kind of I can do a custom shape. Okay. Any old weird saved ellipse if you want a perfect circle. Okay, just like the square. We hold down the shift key. Okay, I'm gonna do one. I'm gonna get mine to kind of like go across to the edge here, we're gonna practice our text wrap once we're finished. So that's a circle, give it a random color. Okay, random color because we're gonna replace this one in a second with an image. We're going to crop it inside the circle. Let's look at some of the other shapes we can make. So this one here, the polygon tool does quite a few different jobs to click on it by default. If I drag it out, it does not do stars if I click on it yours probably by default. Does that Okay. It does a pentagon I want to say ah yeah. Anyway, and so that's what it's going to do by default if you want one of these shapes. Okay, I'm gonna put one here. Okay, I'm going to give the fill color. I'm going to fill this with an image as well. So I'm just gonna pick a random color. I'm not going to use one of our lovely colors. Okay, so there's our pentagon. I don't know. So next thing I want to do is I want to do a triangle. Okay. And you do that with the exact same two of the polygon tool. And what you do is you just click once, Watch this, click once, anywhere. Don't click and drag, you can tell it to do things, you can say. Actually I wanted to be a polygon heightened with, but actually I wanted to be the size of three. Okay. And it's going to be polygons that has three sides, which is our triangle. I'm gonna make them a bit stubby you and stick them over here. So polygon makes the shapes and triangles and it also makes stars. So, same tool. Okay, polygon tool, click once. What I'm gonna do is I'm gonna have five sides, but instead of getting this pentagon, okay, I'm going to do this thing called the start and set and if you do it just a lot. If you do it a lot like 50% you get this kind of traditional star. Okay, so I'm gonna undo and just drag it out now holding shift to get a perfect star. Okay, what color is this gonna be? I'm running out of colors. Okay, so and that gives you that star if you wanted to do something like um like more of a star burst or those, I'll show you what they look like. If you buy any wine, if you buy wine like me at the store, you look for cheap wine that has lots of these like gold label, won lots of prizes, stuff. That's how I buy my wine cheap with lots of stickers that said it won an award. I never checked the awards. Just buy the wine. Okay, so what we're going to do is click once, click ones and instead of five sides we're gonna do 50 and instead of the starting set being really big, if I leave it like that, you end up with this like really big star thing, which might be cool and that's what you want. But what I want to do actually is I'm gonna click once is I'm going to have the starting set only at like 10% and then you get this kind of more like a foil sticker thing. Okay, so I am going to do that. Move it down here. Okay, so we're getting through the shapes and one of the other ones I promised you was arrowhead. Okay. And you just start off with a line. So we've kind of moved away from these tools, grab the line tool and click hold and drag a line. My line unfortunately by default doesn't have any a stroke. So you have to have a line, you have to have a stroke around it. All these other shapes, we're working with pills, lines, okay, like the straight line here needs a Stroker on the outside and I'm flummoxed to think what color now. Alright, Let's just pick this one. No, it can't be that one. We'll pick dark. Okay. And the thickness okay. Is just here or you can use your stroke panel. Okay? They end up doing the same thing. The reason we're going to keep the stroke panel open is because of the arrowheads now yours might be set to this. Okay with your stroke panel is quite small. I picked 20 points. Go to the little hamburger menu here and click show options even okay. And where it says start and end. These are where the arrowheads go. So I would like it to I'm never sure if it's starting or ending, but we'll just start with it. Let's go this. I wanted to have a pointy arrowhead that works for me. Okay. And the end of it is going to be a circular thing. We're gonna do the male symbol Austin powers like Okay and the scale down the bottom here, you can see it's where the circles, a lot bigger than the arrow. So you can play around with this scale here just to get that arrowhead. I'm just smashing away at it, holding it down, holding it down. Okay? You need to get up quite big. Okay? To kind of maybe make them proportionately. Obviously you don't have to have the big circular thing at the end. You can have nothing or you can have a bar. Okay? And that my friends is how you do arrows. So, stars, triangles, polygons and circles and squares. Let's get on to the next video where we start cropping in images inside of them.

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Ratings and Reviews

Jerome Clark
 

I think Dan is very good at explaining and breaking down complex content. I like the way there are lots of small sessions which is good for keeping focus. I would advise anyone who does this course and is taking notes to label which session the notes are referring to as I have struggled to find a few looking back and this helped me. It really made me realise how much I didn't know and had been fudging. Thank you Dan I will be taking plenty more of your courses in the coming months it's been a great help.

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