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How To Draw Complex Flowers In Adobe InDesign CC

Lesson 20 from: Adobe InDesign Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

How To Draw Complex Flowers In Adobe InDesign CC

Lesson 20 from: Adobe InDesign Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

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20. How To Draw Complex Flowers In Adobe InDesign CC

Lessons

Class Trailer

Overview

1

Introduction To Adobe InDesign CC Advanced

02:24
2

Getting Started With The Adobe InDesign CC Advanced Class

02:38
3

Adjusting Your Workspace For Maximum Amazingness

08:20

Fonts

4

Setting The Default Font Size For New Documents Adobe InDesign

01:14
5

Special Features For Typekit & Open Type Fonts

07:43
6

Where To Get Great Free Fonts For Use In InDesign

03:34
7

Mastering Your Fonts In Adobe InDesign CC

03:39
8

What The Font - Font Guess In Adobe InDesign CC

06:20
9

How To Pick Beautiful Font Pairings In Adobe InDesign CC

02:27
10

Quiz - Fonts

Creative Cloud APP

11

Free Icons Using Adobe Market In InDesign CC

05:45

Color

12

How To Use The Color Theme Tool In Adobe InDesign CC

03:13
13

Using Color Modes In Adobe InDesign CC

02:37
14

Importing Colors & Setting Default Colors In Adobe InDesign CC

06:58
15

Finding Great Colours Using Adobe Color For Use In Adobe InDesign CC

01:11
16

Appearance Of Black & Proofing Colours

07:59
17

Draw Lot Of Shapes At Once InDesign Gridify Live Distribute

13:15
18

Quiz - Color

Drawing

19

How To Make Arrows In Adobe InDesign CC

04:13
20

How To Draw Complex Flowers In Adobe InDesign CC

07:25
21

Quiz - Drawing

Paragraph Goodness

22

How Text Boxes Can Auto-Expand In Adobe InDesign CC With Auto Size

04:41
23

Placeholder Text Alternatives In Adobe InDesign CC

05:43
24

How To Add Paragraph Borders & Shading In Adobe InDesign CC

09:57
25

Paragraph Vs Single Line Composer In Adobe InDesign CC

02:17
26

How To Make Paragraphs Span 2 Columns In Adobe InDesign CC

03:00
27

Mastering Justification In Adobe InDesign CC

04:42
28

Mastering Hyphenation Options Using Adobe InDesign CC

06:54
29

Optical Margin Alignment In Adobe InDesign CC

02:25
30

The Secret Power Of Keep Options In Adobe InDesign CC

05:00
31

Advanced Anchored Objects In Adobe InDesign CC

04:27
32

How To Use Conditional Text In Adobe InDesign CC

07:23
33

Quiz - Paragraph Goodness

Charts & Infographics

34

How To Create Pie Charts & Bar Graphs In Adobe InDesign CC

09:37
35

Quiz - Charts & Infographics

Interactive Documents

36

The Pros & Cons Of The Various Interactive Types In InDesign CC

08:46
37

How To Create An Interactive PDF In Adobe InDesign CC

08:48
38

How To Add Interactive Page Transitions In Adobe InDesign CC

03:58
39

How To Add Navigation To An Interactive PDF In Adobe InDesign CC

06:01
40

What Is Publish Online In Adobe InDesign CC

06:39
41

How To Publish Your Adobe InDesign Publish Online Documents

03:37
42

How To Add Video To Adobe InDesign CC Documents

06:56
43

How To Create Interactive Button Triggered Animations In InDesign CC

05:53
44

How To Make A Multi State Object In Adobe InDesign CC

03:36
45

How To Add Adobe Animate CC To InDesign CC Files

03:39
46

Adding Maps & Calendars To Interactive Documents In InDesign CC

02:52
47

How To Create QR Codes In Adobe InDesign CC

02:49
48

Quiz - Interactive Documents

Keyboard Shortcuts

49

Keyboard Shortcuts In Adobe InDesign CC That Will Change Your Life

11:04
50

Keyboard Shortcuts

Long Documents

51

How To Automatically Place Lots Of Text Onto Multiple Pages In InDesign CC

08:07
52

How To Make A Cross Reference In Adobe InDesign CC

06:33
53

How To Create An Index In Adobe InDesign CC

05:21
54

Add Document Name Automatically To The Page In InDesign Using Text Variables

05:47
55

How To Use The Adobe InDesign CC Book Feature

04:53
56

Quiz - Long Documents

Preferences

57

Changing Preferences For Advanced InDesign Users

05:24

Workflow Speed Tips

58

How To Speed Up Your Workflow For Advanced InDesign CC Users Styles

03:34

Styles

59

Why Should I Use Character Styles In Adobe InDesign CC

04:09
60

Advanced Paragraph Styles In Adobe InDesign CC

01:57
61

How To Use & Map Word Styles In With Adobe InDesign Styles

03:18
62

How To Create Nested Styles In Adobe InDesign CC

04:08
63

How To Create A Grep Style In Adobe InDesign CC

05:58
64

How To Use A Next Style In Adobe InDesign CC

05:27
65

Advanced Object Styles In Adobe InDesign CC

07:51
66

Quiz - Styles

Multiple Documents

67

Best Practices For Working Across Multiple Documents In Adobe InDesign

10:06

Images

68

How To Use Adobe Stock With Adobe InDesign CC

03:16
69

How To Crop Images Inside Of Text In Adobe InDesign CC

04:11
70

Using Adobe Comp CC To Make InDesign Layouts On Your Mobile Phone Or Ipad

03:47
71

Quiz - Images

CC Libraries

72

Advanced Use Of CC Libraries In Adobe InDesign CC

09:40

Photoshop & Illustrator

73

How To Get The Most Of Photoshop & Illustrator In Adobe InDesign CC

13:32

Forms

74

How To Create A PDF Form Using Adobe InDesign CC

21:17
75

Quiz - Forms

Pages

76

Advanced Use Of The Pages Panel In Adobe InDesign CC

08:22
77

How To Place InDesign Documents Inside Of Each Other

01:55
78

Quiz - Pages

Scripts

79

How To Use And Install Scripts In Adobe InDesign CC

08:42

Speed Up InDesign

80

How To Speed Up InDesign When It’s Running Really Slow

07:34
81

Quiz - Speed Up InDesign

Exporting & Printing Tricks

82

Advanced Exporting & Printing Tricks For Adobe InDesign CC

02:32
83

Quiz - Exporting & Printing Tricks

Next Steps

84

BONUS: Software Updates

03:42
85

What To Do Once You’ve Finished Your Advanced InDesign CC Training Class

01:04

Final Quiz

86

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

How To Draw Complex Flowers In Adobe InDesign CC

Hi there in this video, we're going to look to make this floral kind of curly twisty pattern thing. Okay, and at the end we'll also look at how to change the colors. You can pick different colors to use to get it to fit with your project. All right, let's go and learn how to do that now in in design. Okay. To make that kind of pretty flower looking thing. And we're going to start with the polygon tool. Okay, so click and hold down the rectangle tool or the ellipse tool and find the polygon tool. The first thing we need to do is if you click once, it'll tell you how many sides and a Star inset, the star inset is 50% is kind of your traditional shape of Star. Okay, And if I delete that, click once and if I change it to say something like 5% it just gives me kind of like dull edges, so decide on what kind of shape you want. It doesn't matter. They all look and have that kind of different feel for this design. I changed out my fill colors set to a gradient. Okay, so I'm going to drag it ou...

t and a cool little trick while you are dragging out and you want to kind of like play around with the star a little bit, add more sides to it and if I use the up and down arrow by themselves, it does gratify, which is kind of cool, but not what I want. So while I'm dragging out if you tap the space bar key, tap it once that's it. Nothing happens now. Use your up and down up and right, okay, so right and left. Does the star inset and the up and down. Does how many stars you got? So it's totally up to you to see what you want. Um It's just pick like it doesn't really matter. Okay. They all have different looks. So how many stars do I want practiced with about six. That look good. But I'm gonna also do is hold shift so that it's a perfect height and width. Great. The other thing to note is your reference point needs to be in the center so that when it rotates in a second, it rotates from the center around. The next thing is we need a gradient. I'm going to have no stroke. Thank you very much. And my gradient go to window, go to color and go to ingredient. Okay, I'm gonna pick linear, make sure if it doesn't fill it like it did here. It's actually put a gradient around the stroke. You can kind of see it, there's there's a light on the side, dark on the side. So what I'm going to do is make sure I'm gonna turn that back to none and just make sure that you're identifying your fill to do it. Can you see over here? Either your color or this panel here? Just click on the kind of fill swatch just to make sure it's at the front and in here, I'm gonna pick linear. Actually, no, I want radio. Okay. And we want the inside color to be a bit darker than the outside. So click on the White house and pick a color from the color well down the bottom here, but I wanted to be like a darkish color. It's up to you. And this end over here and mine's pick C. M. Y. K. Yours has probably gone to the gray scale slider to change it to look like mine. Okay, click on the Black house and then click in here and switch to C. M. Y. K. Okay, then pick another color. Just make sure it's lighter than that first color. If you get it wrong, you can click on this, toggle them back and forth up to you. All right, Next thing I want to do is I would you can do a spiky star. It looks quite cool. I'm going to do slightly curved edges. So I'm going to go to object whether it's selected. So make sure let's go to the black arrow. Make sure the star is selected. Go to object and go down to corner options and we can kind of give it instead of square edges. We can give it a rounded ones. You can do some fun stuff with some of these other ones as well. They all have a different kind of end result. You can increase them up to make them more bendy to appoint. It goes to a certain point, it just doesn't get anywhere more round. Okay, it's up to you. I'm going to go with that kind of That looks good. Keep going down. Okay. Alright. The next thing I want to do is make it quite big. How big? Just make it a bit bigger than your page. I'd like to make it really big, but it's it's a little hard to work on, so I'm just gonna make it about that sort of size, We're gonna try and see if it can be in the middle. It doesn't have to be. So the next trick is the kind of rotation and repeating bit. So to do it, we need to find over here on our kind of like tool part here underneath the scissors, click and hold down. Yours might be set to the rotation tool or the free transform tool. Pick, pick these guys. So we're gonna do rotate first. This has to go first rotate. Okay, So and then once you've picked it, double click it. And what it does is allow you to kind of type in the rotation that we're gonna use. Um and I'm going to use 15 degrees instead of clicking on. Ok click on copy, you'll notice it makes a duplicate of it as it's rotating. Next thing we're gonna do is open up the scale tool and double click that and decide on how much smaller we want this. Okay, I've just picked 90% and instead of clicking copy, we're just gonna click the word. Okay. Okay, great. So that's the hard work done. Next thing we want to do is just step and repeat and in design. Okay. I've got that star selected still is got object transform again and there's this one here transform sequence again. So it's going to transform the, not just what I did last time, which is scale. It's going to do the whole sequence which is rotation and scale. You can see that. It's got a handy shortcut. It's got that short cut that nobody remembers. That one's the option key on a Mac. Okay. And the command key for so option command for, I'm not sure what it is on a pc. Sorry, but just check it. It'll be in there. Okay. And so I'm gonna hold it. Hey, hey, and just keep on clicking. I'm clicking the mouse until it gets down to a cool little floral spiral thing. I'm gonna grab my black arrow and I'm gonna hit the W key so I can kind of see it without all the blue lines around the outside, but that's an interesting shape. Okay. And depending on your settings, everyone will look slightly different. Will be slightly different colors. What I might do is scale us up. So it covers the whole background and that is our weird floral panel. Okay, so that felt like the end and I did just stop the video and I was like, man, I don't like that color. Okay. I picked and washed out colors so I was like, I'm going to go change it and I thought, hey, I'll show everyone else how to change the color. So we could go back to the beginning and change the gradient. But there is a nice trick we can do, we can grab the rectangle tool. I'm going to have a fill of none and actually a stroke of none and a fill of whatever color you want to change it to. I've got our colors from the new furniture. Okay. That we're using, you can just mix your own color. I'm gonna use the green and I'm going to drag a box that covers the whole thing. Okay. It's kind of harking back to some of the stuff we did before. Remember color modes. Okay, so this color on top is set to normal. We can change it by going to affix and transparency. And what I'd like to do is go from normal and play around with these multiply. Not very exciting. Um, I had a little play around with this while the video was off and in this case, color burn works not exactly how I want color Burn. Watch this. I wanted to change it to green, but color Burn does a really nice thing and riches makes it a lot more richer. Can you see with it off. Okay with this kind of green Search the color burn. It kind of gives it a really kind of strength to it, but it's not exactly what I wanted. I wanted to change the color so I'm gonna go back to transparency instead of color burn hue in this case works Okay. So you might have to play around with the top color to decide which you want to watch this with them selected. I can go through now and decide actually want to see what looks like in pink and I want to see what it looks like an orange and green and all sorts of stuff. So, um, yeah, transparency mode set to Hugh will give you the option to go off and just the color maybe get it closer to a brand color that you might need to match. All right now, I'm actually finished for this video. Bye now.

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