Powering Up with Adobe InDesign CS6

Lesson 4/17 - Working with Graphics

 

Powering Up with Adobe InDesign CS6

 

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Working with Graphics

I'm going to talk about some more about graphics a little bit but how they work and how they're placed in in design the first one on my show is sort of a it's sort of a tip was something I wasn't talking about for a while, but it's one thing I get asked a lot like when I look at my images they look weird, I know it's kind of a vague thing but that's usually how people approached me with this so I'll show you how things look weird and then how to fix the weirdness on that so when we have a graphic sitting here, I'm going to zoom in a little bit on this page if I have a graphic sitting here and let's go ahead and I'm just going to place a graphic, which we've been doing all morning I know we're gonna go ahead and do that and I'm going to place this graphic in here it's just a illustrator file and if I look at this area this boot it's pretty jaggi that's the technical term jaggi or jagged e and if I keep zooming in on it, you can zoom in and photo in photo shop now you have me saying phot...

oshopped thank you and in design you can zoom in upto four thousand percent so as I zoom in, it gets really really jagged e and there's a reason for that this is how the display is set up so by default it set show everything at low resolution which saves you time it's not as big a deal now as it used to be, but so that's why I decided to stop showing because of my machine it doesn't matter it moves quickly the reason it shows it at low resolution was so that it didn't take all your ram tryingto when you're scrolling it's not trying to show it at high resolution as you're scrolling not really big issue anymore on the lot of the faster machines but when people see this they freak out and wonder why their pictures look weird so I'm gonna tell you how to fix that someone's amount I know it doesn't look too bad, but it does look pretty jagged e there especially that boot and I want to show you how to fix that and it would be the same thing if it was a photo. So right now what that is is that's just an illustrator file and so it's a vector file which, as I told you, doesn't really matter for the resolution but actually that's not a good example that's actually grab this j peg here as well and we look at it as I zoom into that picture it looks pretty jagged ia's well, we can see all the epistles now that's going to happen at some point anyway, I am zoomed into seven hundred percent. So of course that's gonna happen. But where people really freak out about it are things like this boot up here that looks jagged. So what we're doing is we're looking at this at a lower resolution, so what I can do is I can tell it that the whole page needs to be displayed at higher resolution. If you find her machine is getting laghi with this, you might want to turn this back off. But up under the view menu, you have something called display performance and wanna have nothing selected. I'm doing this for the whole entire document, so I'm telling it to show me a typical display and that is a low res seventy two d p I image or thereabouts. I can also choose fast display, which is awesome because that shows all my images in gray squares. I've had that before all manages a great squares. What happened? Try this or I could tell it high quality display. And when I do that, you can see that this boot, no matter how far I zoom in, is nice and crisp and clear. Let's put that back to typical display because I don't want high quality display on if I have twenty four hundred d p I photos in here really high res photos and I have a lot of them and I'm trying to scroll and ad pages and move around my machine just might yes slow to a crawl so we don't want to do that what I can do is I can tell it individually a picture needs to be high resolution so they for whatever reason I want this one on high but the photos I don't really need to see I just need to see that they're placed correctly but this one's bothering me and I want to put it on high display so I can right click or control click on this it's actually control click on that and I come down to the same thing display performance and write out says use view setting so that's using the setting that we have set for the whole entire document but I can tell it this one needs to be on high quality display so now just this picture is rendering at high quality actually going to turn that back off turn that back to say use view settings so much show you the different settings that we can make for that and again I would do this with no document open I'm just leaving this open so I don't have to recreate it so I would come into my preferences and come into display performance same name exactly that was there before and it asked what the typical view is of each new document so I keep that set a typical so it's up that seventy two it's not gray boxes it's not high quality but I also can tell it what typical means when I want it actually wanted to find what typical means right now it's saying raster images those are photoshopped images are displaying at the proxy the seventy two d p I proxy I'm going to leave that there but I wouldn't take the vector graphics and I'm going to move those from proxy upto high resolution because they're vector images and it's created using mathis is a computer so it's going to be able to do the math like this better than it could display those raster images so I want to leave that in high resolution that has never slowed me down even when I had an old machine so I make that high resolution the transparency those air things like the transparent objects we're going to get into in just a little while drop shadows things like the fuzzy edges I'm going to leave that it medium quality no need to show that a high quality probably won't see the difference but the computer might know the difference in the speed so I'm just gonna go ahead and set that high resolution animals going tell it to enable anti a leasing on my type, which gives us the nice, softer edge type. And I'm gonna greek below three I might greek below six points, but sometimes I have six point type and greek king will give us that gray square on type. We don't want that. We don't know when it gets so small, you can't see it it's going to actually just put gray boxes okay with three I don't think I've ever said anything in three point type, so I'm just going to change. The only change I made was changed the vector toe high resolution and I'm going to say, ok, we still have the view set on typical display, but I come in here and as I zoom in on this object because it's vector it's, nice and clear and then as I'm scrolling, you could see how it gets a little jagged e is a showing of jag idiot all maybe not my monitor it is, I don't know if it is it's kind hard tell sometimes when I go showed on my computer, it doesn't do it anymore, it's so fast it doesn't even. Flinch at it, but sometimes when you're scrolling and might be jagged e for a minute or two and then when you let go it refreshes but the nice thing is when you let go it does show in high quality so that's where those settings are one of those settings I think isn't that important but it tends to confuse people and worry people my pictures air looking terrible on screen but there putting ok good that's what it's supposed to do? So that's how we said that I'm gonna talk about this magical mystery thing I said we were there talking about after lunch called grid if I on I love this because it doesn't live in a menu I believe it's mentioned in the help once it's sort of this thing that doesn't really exist but it exists and it is really, really cool. So the grid if I tool is to take something whether it's something we're placing or something we're creating and created into a grid as we're putting it on the page. So it's pretty cool. So when I drew those grids were doing that sample yearbook thing, you know, we're doing a little sample your book layout and I created one I stepped in and repeated it I don't really have to do that, but I didn't want to give away, you know, the big reveal yet right so I want to actually show you what gratify is gonna grab one of the frame tools I'm going to grab the rectangular frame tool and I'm going to start drawing out of frame just going to draw it then I'm going to use my bring a friend shortcut I'm going to do these if you're on a laptop you're probably end up crossing your hands it's going to be awesome I'm going to use the up and down arrow keys I want to hit the up arrow key it added another row of that square that I've just drawn uh did it two more times I think that looks good those are the pictures I need and I'm going to do with my right a row key and I'm going to add a couple more now I have a nice grid of items ready to go I also I'm still holding down the mouse kia haven't let go over yet once I let go of it they're placed on the page and I can't really do much with it so I have that and I'm actually before I let go I'm going to hold down the command key or the control key on a pc and I'm going to try this is again one of those things you got to use the one on the right side of the keyboard if you have a wide keyboard and then use thie up and down arrow keys and as I do that I'm adding space amusing the up arrow keys right now I'm giving it more space between the objects I'm using the right arrow key and I'm changing the space between the columns as well so the command key or the control canopy c is holding there is controlling that and then he's the up down arrows he's and then when I got I have it where I want it I'm going to let go when I do that there's nothing special about these images the's air all individual frames each one is an individual frame as if I drew each one with smart guys or if I placed one and did step in repeat just they did it all in one fell swoop all right so I could just create that I could do that thing where we added all those pictures at one time and just click click click and drag them throat I select everything and delete those do the same thing maybe I want to do that with the polygon we'll start with that star menus the up and down arrow keys and then I might hold down the shift key at the last moment so I make sure that everything is nice and proportional now with the polygon remember I said earlier we're drawing more sides and more pinch and I said you have did the space bar first because if I want to add more sides to something and I started in the upper down arrow key. I get this that's not what I wanted. So before I had hit the space bar, and then I could add the sides and play with the pinche. Now, if I had the space bar again, I'm back to the secret gratified tools. All right? So I could do that ad that in their hold on the shift key and let go. I can do the same thing with text frames and this is actually kind of cool if I draw a text frame. So I'm using the type to on drying out a text frame through the same thing and add a couple rows and a couple of columns and I let go if I select one of these text frames and I turn on under the view menu. Extras show text threads. I can see that these text frames are threaded together. I want to talk about threading text frames a little while. What that means is they're each connected. So if I put start typing in this frame here, it will continue to type here. We talked about the importantly out port of text. Well, this is what it looks like when you have text connected. So what does that mean if I put my cursor in this text frame and I use our keyboard shortcut f two to fill a placeholder text, I fill it and it's in all those frames so they drag across the text. Everything is connected together, so sometimes if I want, say, five, six frames on a page really quick, I'll use that gratify tool to do that. We can also use the gratify tool when we place objects on the page. So money is my place command sort of file in place. I'm going to come out and grab my seekers seek super secret and very difficult to say, apparently ah, pictures that I have here. Come here, my graphics file, which use these pictures and again, I like these because I know they're all tall pictures, so I have to worry about anything fitting strangely and actually before I start that let's, make sure fitting is all set. I'm going toe close this document so I can set this with no document open. I know we did this earlier. I want to make sure we're all set under object fitting, frame fitting options. I want to make sure everything's set to fill the frame proportionally. From the center and I'm also going to click this box that says auto fit we're going to see why in a minute that's going to make everything auto fit if I don't want to do that I could do that individually on frames later but I'm going to say everything that comes in has that as well let's go back to our document we're going to go ahead and do place commander control d I'm going to come down to my graphics grab those six images that I know are all nice tall pictures I don't want import options on I don't have to say ok through everyone and say ok and I've got that loaded cursor where I was going to click clicked and dragged out pictures earlier but this time instead what I'm going to do I'm going to start dragging and it's gonna want to place that first picture but instead I'm going to hit my arrow up key and I'm going to hit that twice so I have three rows and I'm hit my right key as well so now I have a nice stack of images that air here I'm gonna hold on the command key I had a little more clips a little more space sometimes it doesn't wantto I realize that actually hit the command key let's do that so about three and four there we go and the command key and a little extra space in between all right so I'm ready to go and I'm going to let go of that and all those images that I had are automatically placed into that grid for me because I had the frame fitting options turned on their already filling proportionally as well so have that ready to go and have a nice grid of images taken grouping together centrum up use my smart guides to make sure I'm completely centered on the page do that move that over why is it not centering well we'll have to just make it up then I guess we'll pretend that centered that looks pretty good so I have that grid again those air individual images there's nothing special about um I just was able to put them on the page really quickly but here's kind of a secret this this bit where we place images inside a grid like this has actually been around since cs four and you could still use the cs four way of doing it until you don't tell you why I like that there's another way to do it you have to hold down a couple more keys but that's all right when I'm placing those same images grabbed the same six images and I started place that I'm going to hold on the command and shift key or the control and shift on a pc when I do that I get this little icon that looks like a little contact sheet and I like that because what happens is if I'm using the newer way of doing this and I start dragging out assumes I'm starting with a one by one square, right wants to put the one in there, and that is that adam, it adds rows and columns, if I use this, it remembers the last set up that I used, including how many, how many rows and how many columns? So if I've done a ten by ten grid, I have to start from one by one is kind of a pain, so I like to use this way because then it will automatically bring out those six frames I have it doesn't remember how much spacing I had between the image is unfortunately, but it does remember that I have had six images, which is great if I'm going to put six on every page that I'm ready to go. So I like to use that some holding down the shift in the command key while I'm dragging and then I can let go of that before I let go of the key, I let go this shifting command before let go of a mouse button, so let go of that and then I have my grid. That's kind of cool it's called the gratified tool it doesn't really live anywheres no real tool for it, there's not even a menu for it. You just kind of have to know about it, so I kind of like it's, like a secret club, the gratify club tell your friends all right, sorry, but I like to do that like don't just throw things on the page, even if I'm not going to keep him in a grid, a really quick way to get things on the page and a nice make sure that they're all the same size, so still drying out each one and hoping they're the same size or hoping their same size in the image and just click in places. I use this a lot just to make sure that when I have my images, they released all the same size that I'm going to rearrange a moment. No, we don't take these that air here, I'm going to use this other tool that was introduced a couple versions ago called the gap tool and that's over here so there's a little gap tool, I'm going to click on that. And when I roll over a place where there's a gap hopefully you can see that it's getting gray on the left hand side or anywhere in between it's kind hard to see because it's gray sometimes you really can't see it makes a lot more sense over here can anybody see that all right so it knows when there's a gap when there's an object and the edge of a page or objects and another object so I could take this gap tool and I could just come over here and click on that and pull those down so I'm just pulling the gap between the items down if he knows what's happening the images also are growing or shrinking and that's because I had that auto fit turned on so what if it says great when you place that you wanted to fill the frame proportionally and with auto fit it will continue to fill the frame proportionally you don't have auto fit on you change the size of the frame you're gonna change the size of the image as well so the gap tool just lets you change where the gaps sits so that's kind of cool I'm going to undo that I can also hold down the shift key and use the gap tool and then it on lee grabs the items on either side exactly on the other side of that gap and still all the way across the gap it just grab those two so I grab that and maybe I'll do the same thing holding down the shift key here and now I have a really nice grid, kind of an interesting looking grid, and all I did was throw everything on the page and then play with the gap tool to get that to fix. And when it comes to a lot of the tools, adobe added this thing a while ago under extras and it's under let's. See if it's there have in the wrong place it's not under extras. Let's, try window utility tool hints someday I'll remember where that lives. The great thing is, if I have that open, it tells me all the modifier turkey's for that particular tool so that's great, because I could remember that shift does one thing. I know that control does another but a camera what that is and man does another. So if I look in here, it tells me what happens. So the command key, if I hold on that with the gap tool, it re sizes the gap instead of moving it so I could change the size of the gap or if I hold them, this shift are the option t see what that does keeps the gap just a xyz, but it moves the items on either side of that all right, so that's kind of cool to have that open if you can remember what all your modifiers are. So I leave that open a lot of times when I'm just learning the new tools that are in here. I have that open so I can see what it is and try to remember all the modifier keys that air there or you could do like me and just keep hitting until something happens, but this makes you look cooler right now. I knew that it's right there on my my panel, right? So the tool ins are there for a lot of different tools, but I love the gap will absolutely love this being able tio set this up like this and just, you know, haven't interesting layout really quickly did have to do a lot of work enough to draw it didn't have to figure out how to step on, repeat it with that gap, because I don't know how much that gap is. I mean, I could look at it and see, actually, it tells me if I look in the height over here, as I roll over the gap, it will actually show me what the distances it's a nice quarter inch, somehow we did that magic. Really, I don't know that happened, but very good, but so is still having to figure that out and do the math, you know, we don't have to do the math and step on repeat it, so it's right is a really quick way to do that. So the gap tool and the gratify feature the hidden feature are to me to the coolest things that came in in the last couple versions that are out there any questions on the gap tool or the all right? But I think I know is that not awesome? Come on, let's, hear a little love for the gratified to well, I know exactly, I love it, I love that it's hidden all right? So let's talk about links a little bit, so we've alluded to the links panel and some of things that are going to be in the links panel that we're going to talk about so let's actually get to that. I'm going to put some graphics in here, let's, find something else to look at katniss ink you know who doesn't want to get a cat in a sink, right? All right, let's, try this one. Maybe this one doesn't actually have that extra frame on it very good celebrity bell with legs. Someday I'll put that photo shop and actually get rid of that guy's legs kind of there was another person I got rid of them and then I got bored taking people out of photo shop so so I have is this liberty bell picture we all know this right? So when I placed an image in in design it creates a link so like I said before when places where we're not actually putting the whole photo in here which is good because some photos are pretty big so what it's doing is it's creating a link and it's saying when she grabbed this it was sitting in this folder and it remembers where that was and it puts a bookmark there then when I go to export this or printed or whatever it needs to gather up all those things that were placed in here and find those and grab the information from those files and send that to whatever the final product is whether it's going toe a rip device for printing or it's going to a pdf for output whatever it's going to it needs to grab that information so all that information lives in the links panel something feelings panel I'm going to tear it off so I could kind of have it sitting off to the side here the links panel has a lot of information, a lot of stuff up top and actually let me add another page with another graphic. Just we have a couple other ones to look at. Well, let's, look at this lighthouse here, right? So I have two of those and I'm going to jump back to page one here's a little keyboard shortcut, commander control jay one jumps from back to page one. So j for jump. All right, so I can see that these were the two images that I have in my documents. So these are the links when I place text, which we haven't done anything yet. If I place a word file in here by default, it does not place a link. It actually just brings the text in. We can set a preference so it does do a link so that if there's updates, they update, but there's some caveats with that, we'll talk about that with text, but for images it automatically creates a link now way mention a lit bit. When you're talking about with white room, you could go into even go into photo shop and you can copy it and paste it. But there's no link and there's no information from that file going in there, except for whatever it could see on screen. So it grab the screen it may even grabbed the screen resolution and drop that in there, but it is not the actual document that if there's a change to the photo file, then it doesn't reflect here we can do that thing where we said edit with and go out, none of that can be done so by placing it is a link we can actually get to all that and like I said, it keeps the file small so the indesign file a small when it goes to print that sort of gathers everything up and then puts all that information into the file. So it's actually look what is in the link, how to find things that are here they're maybe not named so well is this one is that you saw some of minor name, you know, d s c o five to five, six and that's what I work with a lot of times they're people's files named that way, and so trying to find that is kind of difficult, so I can click on a link here in the in the document and I can see it in the links panel and it comes up and highlights it here or maybe I know I'm looking for the light had picture, but I don't know where it is I can click on this little page number it's a hyperlink my click on it, it actually jumps right to the picture, even in selects the image for me, not the frame, but it selects the image for me, which is also kind of nice, so I have that selected and ready to go, so it's actually jump back to the first one and I have some panel options. I'm going to go up here under the panel menu, and I didn't mention that when I talked about panels I seem to see skip this part a lot for some reason, I think because I don't like the icon anymore. I know it's weird, but they keep making it smaller and harder to figure out and really small, and I can't get to the menu anymore. And so it's up in the upper right hand corner of many panels sees three lines with a triangle it's, a panel menu, things that did not fit in the panel or that, for whatever reason, they want to go into more detail that click on that I get a whole nother menu that applies just to this particular panel. So in there I have some information like this one, says panel options this is what I choose to tell what the panel the links panel is going to look like I pretty much leave everything that's. Dinner there's a lot of junk I really don't need that could make this a lot less complicated by getting rid of it that means that haven't come in here and click checkbox is so not really sure I feel like doing that but in here it says ok the rose look like they look that's fine I can show some nails in the name column that's kind of nice have a little teeny tiny thumbnail of the images and then in the column which is up here I can tell it the status in the page number that's what we have here and I have a status symbol here and there's nothing here that means it's good if we had something in it would be there an exclamation point telling me it's been modified so it may be gone into photoshopping made some changes since I placed the link and then it's telling me it's out of date I may have a little stop sign that tells me it's missing so sometimes I'll put things from well I don't use cds so much anymore but when I did I would put something on from a cd and then I'd eject the cd and I'd be like I don't know where that image is you didn't do anything with it so that usually tells me it's missing or I've decided to clean up my hard drive and gotten rid of something that I needed and it's also missing so it'll tell me if it's missing or modified and it tells me what page number it's on that's down here and then down here this is a ton of information this is all the information that's down here we're not going to go over everything that's in here is going to cancel out of that we're going to look at some of that stuff but we're not going over everything so I'm gonna pull this up a little bit so some of the things that I do like to have a zoom in a little bit I like to know what the name of my file is that's handy I would like to know what kind of file format it is so it's great if I look at and say you know that's something that I'd rather not use I can change that I need to know what color space it is it's an rgb we're going to talk about color and just a little while I want to talk about the pluses and minus to some of those and not in great detail because that could probably be a three day class in and of itself tells me the status is ok I can see that I don't really need that but I also need to know resolution so this part is important right here the actual an effective pp I you may hear we use d p I they're kind of interchangeable and not really but everybody uses them interchangeably there's d p I m p p I p p I ease pixels french you guys dot's bridge and does princes using printing and p p I is used when your on screen and they pretty much correlate to the same thing. So what this is telling me that this image is three hundred people die so three hundred pixels print that's kind of a magic number if you're doing printing it's a magic number that really isn't a magic number but everybody has mystified it to be this magic number so three hundred d p I is what I need for printing is what your printer will tell you so that's good it says that's the actual p p I but the effect of p p I is more important and in this case it's the same because when I placed it I placed it at one hundred percent so people asked earlier about if you place things and you make them bigger so let's see what happens when I make that bigger is going to go ahead and make this was gonna make the image bigger will leave the frame the same side of something to grab on to when I need to bring it back it's like the big so now let's go back and look at the effect of peopie I have now made it about half so I've almost doubled the size of my photo which cuts my resolution and half a name but it works in photo shop knows this also you've probably cringe when people say I made the resolution higher in photo shop you can go into photo shop and take it three hundred deaf guy image and type in the box for resolution six hundred d p I you have not changed anything except the number and it's it's changed it to a degree but it's had to interpret later come up with the information to give it that more resolution doesn't improve the image really but it satisfies photoshopped but sadly it also satisfies in design because now when you save that and is I would look at that photo go it's six hundred gps what photo shop is telling me and so as you know it thinks that is that so sometimes I've had people say well it says three hundred and effective is three hundred why does it look so terrible? Well if you go and look at it and photoshopping investigating you realize it was never six hundred d p I to start with so any way you want to make sure that your effective people is high enough for your output device so of course if you're going to print let's say three hundreds of magic number I need to make sure my effective resolution is three hundred if I'm going do something like um an ipad actually I probably want for an ipad with the retina display to sixty seven I believe is what it is and so it's almost print quality right? Well when you look at the retina display ipad if you ever looked at do you think looks like paper you know it just it looks that good I mean we're going to just something online you're probably fine doing one hundred fifty I used to do seventy two but you know the resolution this pretty high on most displays now so I could get about one fifty so again knowing where it's going super important especially when it comes to resolution so that's one thing I always look at here even more so than the dimensions don't really care about the dimensions because I'm controlling the dimensions it's the resolution that I care about and some things down here I don't really know I look a resolution or if there's transparency when it was created I may need that stuff but for the most part resolution is my big thing so I'm actually going to come back here and I selected the image if I come up here and look I can see that it's two hundred nine percent gonna click just to the left and type in one hundred percent and because I have this link on it means when I hit tab it will make the height one hundred percent as well so we'll bring that back down so that are effective resolution is three hundred if I were to grab this image and make it smaller, I will gain resolution because I've now made it smaller so it actually squeezes more resolution out of it. So just because you have a seventy two, seventy two d p I image doesn't mean that you can't use it in print if you have a really large seventy two dp image, you shrink it down, you're still going to have enough resolution toe work with so just keep that in mind let's let's look more at the links panel we can also do edit with which I already showed you normally show at this point where that happens so the edit with where I got to photo shop I think I'm gonna do is I want to grab this image that I have and that is called I could make sure you know where it is I'm gonna roll over it liberty bell and it's under my tutorials extra graphics j pigs, liberty bell so make sure you grab the right one so that's where I am, I'm in extra graphics j pegs liberty bell, maybe let's actually go down the liberty bell, not lady liberty and it's the j peg all I'm going to do is just move it out, just moving it out of the folder so I can look at it and I can see that it doesn't even know where it is so it hasn't been modified but it's missing sometimes it remembers if you move it within a higher folder it seems to be fine this time it says I don't know where that is so I have a couple different options I could replace it with something else or I can update it someone click on that image come up to the links panel menu and choose re link so I was going to come in here and I can re link it to something else if it's been modified, I would have the choice to update the link but because it's missing I have to actually go and find it so there it is I can really can't just say ok and it will ring going to that new location so now it says ok that's where that file is sitting now but the other thing I can do instead aiken re link it to something else entirely let's come in here and we'll grab the same folder it will go into the graphics folder and let's just grab something else entirely different we will replace it with the lady liberty let's grab her, I'll say ok let's do that instead so I say ok and it brings in her and it's going to bring in her at the same the same size that the other one was so is it seventy percent or whatever? So it's going to bring it in the exact same way? So I'm gonna come in here maybe fitted a little bit better to the frame, but the cool thing is I can replace out that image at any time with something else that makes sense everybody all right? So that's how we find ones that are here I'm gonna back up to what I have that missing link and you notice there's this little question mark on the frame this is something that they added new and c s six if you're not working with cia six, you won't see it this way I told you that the frame is getting more and more colorful. We've got yellow dot a blue dot I'm not sure what those air for later and now we have this over here, so if I have a link that's fine, I have a little change just shows me that it's a link if it's missing or modified, I see it here and that's actually cool because even though it's something that kind of is in the way it's a little visual thing it's kind of tiny, but when I see it I know right away I'm missing a graphic I don't have to go to my links panel to necessarily check it out so I got to see right here oh, this is missing I can click on it, jump right to it here and then go ahead and update it or re link it or whatever I need to do so what I'm going to do instead is I'm going to just put it back where belonged where I grabbed it from and as soon as I do that it will go away and it turns back to the link writes that makes sense and be able to visually keep an eye on that something we can do, which I don't recommend very often is you can actually embed your graphics inside your indesign file that's going to make that really big file that I was telling you about right? So it's going to make a bigger because we're actually going to put it inside the file instead of a link now the reason I don't usually do that is because of the file size and then it's all the information for that photoshopped file is crammed inside your indesign file, which is going to slow it down but there are reasons you might want to do it I still people go do that because then you're not sending the photo files but force you khun unembedded link really easily so I guess it doesn't really save anybody anything but what happens to me is I get files with embedded links from word like they started out in word and there were images in there and for whatever reason they're embedded so it comes in here and not only the inline embedded in the text there embedded in my file and they have really weird names and I might want open and photo shop and actually do something with that file right? So I'm going to show you how to embed it just so I can show you howto unembedded and how to treat an embedded file soap under the link panel menu I'm going to choose in bed link when I do that I get this weird little really old icon this is an old icon for a picked but remember oh s six you know I don't even know if we call the system six back then you know so really really old files from the old mac classic days that's a picked file and so that's just tell me that it's embedded and so anyway it's embedded and that's great here that's fine because I can embedded but unembedded but when I get stuff from word like a sack of these weird ones with weird weird names on him so I wantto unembedded it's going to ask me what I want to do it so I'm just going to select that item and say un in bed link and then it's going to give me this really convoluted dialog box but what it's asking me is going to translate it for you? It says, do you want a link to the original files? Well, if I had the original files, I probably wouldn't be having this problem in the first place, so I don't have the original files, but what I can do is take any information that was available for that file when I embedded it and recreate that file. So in this case, I have a whole photoshopped file so that's great, but who knows what they stuck in a word file, but we'll create recreate the best we can. So instead of say, do you want a link to the original files? We say no brings up this other thing it says quite where do you want to create these files so I might create a new folder? We'll call this picks and I'm going to say, choose that folder and place that in there. So now what it's going to take all the information that was embedded in that file, which in this case was a was a j peg so has some good information and it's going to recreate it out where I told it to recreate it, so we created a j peg file from the information, so give you as good as it can give you for whatever information was embedded in there so the reason I do that like I say, if I get a word file I suddenly have a folder full of pictures that I can open up I can rename, which is nice give him a name that doesn't just have a string of odd numbers and letters and I can open it photo shop and do whatever else I need to to do that and then they're standalone images as well that's the one reason I really showed that in bed stuff so I can kind of show you howto un embed that see any questions on links and placing the links that aaron here okay? You know, do a little bit more objects we won't take any questions just yet we'll keep keep going so I want to talk a little bit about what we do with images when we have text on I know we haven't really done any text yet hopefully we're going to get to some text soon right now we're just working with images I'm going to come in here, I'm going toe just draw awesome a text frame we're going to put in our placeholder text I'm going to make it a smaller friend because a placeholder text will always fill the frame what I want to do is have a frame and then also have enough room to put this image in there so I made a frame bigger and I'm going to take this image and I wanted to sit inside the text frame and that's what's called in in line graphic so it's it's inside the text, raymond is text gets added or subtracted that the image will move with it from within the text frame, so you might want to do that. If you have product pictures that you want to move along with the text or speakers, you're doing a bunch of you know you're doing a a convention or something have all their bios and their pictures and you want that inside you wanted to travel with the text, so I have a couple of different ways to do that. I can grab this and I could copy it and cut it and paste it inside and that's what we call the old fashioned way and in c s fivefive, they added une easier way to grab the image and throw it in line inside some text. It's what I really want to do is I want to create a paragraph, so I'm just going to cheat. I'm going to create an extra paragraph here and I'm going to do an extra paragraph return, which later I'm going to tell you never do so on lee for me, apparently for me you could do this, I'm going to show you how you could do it with this case but you don't want that extra period f return, we'll talk about that, we'll get to text, but I want to do is I want to select with my selection toole grab the image, and I'm just going to grab this blue dot, and I'm also gonna hold on my shift key. What that's going to do is give me an inland graphic, and I can see the cursor and I can drop that graphic wherever I want, and I'm going to drop it right on this empty return that's here, that's, why it was okay for me to do a return, because I'm gonna fill it right back up with a picture, some holding on the shift key and the mouse, keith, and then I let go, and now that image is kind of wedged in there. I turned off everything else, you don't see all that junk that's behind there, and if I come up here to this text and I just start hitting returns, you'll see that the text of the picture goes along with that text, and I do that. So that's, what any line graphic is, it sits within the text frame and moves with it, but it has some weird issues right now is being crammed up against the text, we don't really like that, so we're going to actually change that we're going to work with a couple things that we haven't really touched on yet we're going to work in with with text, of course, and I'm just going to give it a little bit of extra room all I want to do so when I'm sitting here, I've got my cursory and also really been cursors hits flashing all along the right side of that image if I use the right arrow key, it jumps down so suddenly my cursor is down here, so I'm just going to keep getting the right arrow key and the left arrow key I'm going back and now my cursor is on the right side of the image. When I hit one more time, it jumps to the left side of the image it sees it as one character, so it basically seeing it as a character of text and sitting there in the middle of their text and that's why I went ahead and gave it a return and put it on its own line. I just stuck in the middle it would throw although the line spacing of the tape down below with it so something of this big gap between the lines of type so when I do in line I tended actually put it on an extra return so it's by itself I'm going to actually take this image and I'm going to copy it number deleted pulled right back out and put my preview back on so we can look at that and I'm going to pace that image back in and it's just sitting there off to the side wherever I wanted to be so going places down in the corner here and I'm going to do what's called an anchored graphic so an anchor graphic means I can anchor it somewhere in my text frame and but it's not actually sitting within the text frame it's actually let me too illustrate that a little bit I'm going to make this a little skinnier here we'll just do that and I'll put this frame up here and that's what I wanted to look and I want to anchor it somewhere to the text and basically I'm anchoring it so that if the text moves to another page that image will move along with it all right so what I could do is I could just grab that same blue dot without holding the shift key I'm just going to drag and I'm gonna let go and this little thing turned to a little anchor so it tells me that it's an anchored text and I've anchored it to this spot in the text to right before the word during now to see that I can turn on those text threads that we had earlier let's go under extras and view I'm sorry extras and show text threads and now I can and see that this image is anchored to that text, right? So that that image is going to move with that text? I wantto get this back on the same page, come on so I can move that around and put it where I want to. So I'm telling it it's anchored to that particular text, but I need to play with it a little bit to see what else I could do with that. So I'm going to add another page. I already have another page here, but I'm going to use my keyboard shortcut, so I've got page one and page two and I'm going to come over here and I'm going to move this text I can either move the text frame itself by moved the text frame down to here, it's still traveling along with me when I move this frame here that picture's going to come with it, don't do that because we're gonna look at somebody the thie options that air here because what it did is it just it anchored it to a certain spot, according to the text frame, but I'm a wanted to sit in the upper left hand corner of my page, even if this text frame moves down here. I still want the image sitting in the text friend on the upper left of my document, so I need to go into the options for that. So on this little anchor, if I option or I'll click on the little anchor, I bring up my anchored object options were scrambling over a little bit, so I could still see what's happening over here and turn on my previews. I can see what's happening, so in my object options and again I clicked on the option clicked on that little anchor, or or all clicked on a pc, and I have a lot of different options in here. This top part tells me the reference point of the object itself, so I'm telling it that the lower right hand part of the object and I can kind of see that's where that text thread goes to write the lower right hand portion is anchored to the left side of the text fring and into the left center and the x axis. The left and right axis is anchored to the text frame, so the bottom right of this image is anchored to the tech just frame and the y axis up and down is anchored to the baseline of the type text that I drew that into so it's anchor right here, and I can see that with that threat. So I can play with this and changes and say actually I would like the left and the left and right movement to be anchored to the page margin now of course is doing the lower right hand to the page margin I want to do the upper left portion of the image to the upper page margin so I need to also do the y axis up and down to the page margin and it doesn't look exactly right yet and that's because I have these weird offset amounts and that's because I dragged it around manually so I'm going to come in here and just type in zero and both of those and I need to make sure that it's attached to the upper left page margin does that make sense so the upper left of the image is anchored to the upper left page margin in both axes all right so I'll say ok and I can also prevent manual positioning which means I can't accidentally drag it which is good that's how I got those weird amount because I was just dragging around manually so say ok now even though I move this image down it's still anchored to this portion of the text right here but so long as that sits on this page it's always going to be anchored to that to that margin on that page as soon as this text frame moves to a new page, that image comes with it that makes sense that's why you would anchor its own anchor, khun sit outside the text frame, but an inline graphic sits inside the text frame and moves with it. So this doesn't matter that the text moves I can even keep, you know, adding text before it or hitting returns or whatever and it's fine, but the second that that frame or the story itself goes to another page, even if it goes and disappears. If I send it to another framed or another page, it will go with it. This is one of the places were having facing pages is handy. So if I change this document so I have facing pages and I could do that at any time, I could go under file and go back to document set up until it facing pages on facing pages. I have a couple different options, so I'm actually going to dragged this item down to page two let'sjust drag it over here to page two, and I'll get that whole thing to fit in the window, and I'm going to delete this picture that's here so one of the things I can do on that anchored object it's locked it's, telling its locked and it click on the little lock. And I'm gonna option click on that and I'm going to use according to the spine or not and this is great out when I don't have facing pages because it doesn't have a spine. Individual pages don't have a spine, but facing pages do so I can take, say, let's do it relative to the spine, a couple things change, I'm telling it do it in the upper left hand corner on the left hand page or the upper right hand corner on a right hand page that makes sense so I can tell you what to do. Everything else is the same, and as soon as I dragged this text over here, that image moves over to the right hand side as well. So that's one of the places we're having facing pages is handy because aiken flip my images that way. The cool thing is you don't have to have anything in this text frame it all you just need to have a cursor in there and tell that's where I think it's anchored, so oftentimes I have images that are either off the paste board and barely touching so that it connects to a page or I have boxes that have nothing in it but have anchored images so I could just move that box over I might have a whole string of images down the right hand side on the right hand page move that secret hidden text box over and all the images flipped to the other side so it's a real quick way to do a lay out even if you don't have text that you want in there so the anchored images there are cool and the inline images sit inside the text frame and cool that way as well any questions on that the anchored in online images think maybe we could take a few questions if there are any from the internet if you'd like there are the internet was quiet for a little r in lunch coma well actually was irises has a perfect example of what what was going on in the chat rooms and it says please tell erica that if chats quiet it's a compliment were mesmerized by magic tricks this class is going to be my first creative life purchase so excellent cool and really cruel said yep mesmerized so it was a little quiet there but it takes a couple of minutes and I know we're gonna get some great questions coming in just a few seconds ok cool so none of them popping up we have got some from when you started presenting right after lunch we'll start with this one trish two nine seven says should you make a folder with images you use for a document so they link or keep them for example in a light room catalog that makes sense yeah, you could you definitely we want to have the images, the actual images that you're gonna place somewhere I mean, we talked about earlier not copying and pasting between the two, so I'm I'm not familiar with light room unfortunately so I don't know what in later um catalog is I assume that the images live somewhere in a folder in some format that you can use they can or you store them in the actual like light room catalog files. Okay? Yeah, and there's probably no way to access them. I don't I don't know if there is a god, so I mean my my way of doing it and of course I have these photoshopped or stock photography. I tend to try and keep them all in a folder in my client folder in the job holder although it doesn't usually start out that way. I usually just start dragging things from all over. And then at one point I finally decide to use the package feature which will talk about tomorrow or gathers all your assets for you and puts them in one place. So that might be the way to do is put him in a folder first, okay, I think that it goes right up with really cools question she hasn't got to yet but have the in design can you have and design collect all the images for you you can we're going to that tomorrow packaging yet so we're going to grab everything that we use and it's going to one place and that's usually what I do like I say I just start pulling things from here and this whole file in this whole file and I'm like I don't have time to coordinate ahead of time I'm going to do that later when I can stop him breathing go ok these are the things I want now let's gather up to make sense of them one more quick one sure hot off the press this is from very m and they ask can you send a text to wrap around it in land graphic you can set text to wrap around the inland graphic it is a tricky tricky thing it's better to have a freestanding graphic and wrap around it because otherwise what you're doing is you're working with it wants teo the online graphic is part of the the part of the paragraph and then you're trying to wrap the paragraph around and does some weird things and when we look at text up in a little while and text already is kind of if he in the way it works so yeah I tend to do free standing graphics and then do the tech strap on that instead so and I'll try and remember toe re point that out when we get there as well I think everybody waiting your way right now I don't want to disappoint you go ahead I just got one question if you do choose to embed the files is the final size directly proportional to the file sizes that you embedded? Yes it will grow by that amount less so if you have a you know one hundred meg file and believe me in design does not want to be that big sure in design has its own issues of files already getting a little bloody remember I told you it keeps that lock file and keeps track of everything is there sometimes it just doesn't forget when it doesn't really need that information you wanted maintains that information and files get bloated and I mentioned I show you something at the end of the day tomorrow how to fix some of that and but yes if you start embedding files it's just you're asking for trouble if there's a reason for it, you can do it but you'll introduce some other issues as well one thinking like if you were halfway done with something and needed just like you know you're working on external hard drive wanted to work on it on your laptop you know somewhere else I would use the pakistan the package them all in one folder that puts him all neatly in a folder and maintains all the links a cz well because you don't have to keep embedding and un embedding like if you when you bring it back to work and then you've got to put it back on your other machine you gotta un embed them or whatever right definitely great thanks sure all right so let's work with some other images that air here I'm gonna also turn off my facing pages I already told you how I don't really use face in pages there's a reason for it I don't like that I have to have you know just this one page by itself because it's a facing page thinks the first pages here and for me it just seems to make a lot more sense have single pages again that's a total preference people that think I'm absolutely insane but that's all right I get that a lot so we're going to place in an image here and this image that I have is actually has a white background and it's a white background said j peg how many people love when they place a j pig like if you're going to power point things like that you're placing it in there and it looks perfectly fine then you put on a colored back on you have that big blocky white background well you guys probably all know from working and photo shop that's a j peg and it's a flattened file there is no no pixel pixels either on or off but there's no nothing right so there's no no, nothing right? That's exactly right? No nothing and but it makes it flat filed puts that white background, which looks perfectly fine until you put it on something that is colored or on top of an imaging company thing background that's there. So I'm gonna go ahead place one of those exactly and what I'm gonna do is I'm also going toe grab just might color tool here and I'm just throws back here and I'm going to fill it with a color but not black let's something a little less dark whips and do that it actually do my phil I promise we're going to get the color you're going to actually see how to do all this pay no attention to the man behind the curtain as I like to say all right, someone take oh that's nice and bright I love it that's gonna wake us up and then I am going to send it to the back who's the arrange send it back this is where stacking order comes in handy because I drew that last I wantto send it to the back so I have this j peg it has that white background well, I don't want the white background I want to see the tomatoes sitting right on top of the green right there that's what I want to see so what I need to do is I need to create what's called a clipping path, and from photo shop, you probably are used to doing paths, you draw a path with the pen tool or the magic wand or any of the great tools that we have, and you make a path, and then you tell it, it's a clipping path, and I love to say that back in the old days, and that was the old days, it felt like the old days, we would have to actually tell it what path was the clipping path from photo shop? Well, the great thing is, in design, congrats any path that you create in photo shop, including an alfa path, it can grab any of those and just see the path and do something with the path, and in this case, we want to create a clipping path. What a clipping path does is I'm going to draw path around something in photoshopped, or I'm going to have in design, do it here and it's going to come around and it's going to grab that path and it's going to clip out everything that isn't within that path, right? And actually I lie to get so excited about doing the tomatoes were not going to the tomatoes first, we're going to build up to the anticipation of those and I'm going to come in here and actually, no, I totally like we are going to do that, and if the tomatoes I just realized, I don't have the one that I really needed ah, yeah, well, it was an image issue, an image that I've been using that I probably guess should not be, so we're going to use this because I can use these s o anyway, if I have drawn a path and photo shop and if I could maybe I'll have somebody make me a path really quickly and in an image that they have or something at the break, but if I have a path, I can choose that from the menu, so what I'm gonna do is I'm going to use the direct selection tool or grab my translucent bagel to select the image, and I'm going to actually move this over a little bit and go up under the object menu and choose clipping path and choose options. If I had a path in here, I could choose photoshopped path let's see if I actually have one I don't believe I do. I do there's actually one drawn in there, so there was a photo shop path that was called outline, so in there the outline has been drawn either with the magic wand or with a pen tool around the tomatoes. And it sees all the paths that are listed in here, so anything that was a photoshopped path is here, like I said, it also could choose an alfa channel if that were in there, so I can choose that, and what it did is it took that path and it clipped out everything that wasn't there, so I got rid of that white background that was there, I can also tell it to inverse so I could grab everything that isn't within not half so that's kind of cool, but the reason I might want to do this, obviously I want the color to show through in this case, or I also want to do a drop shadow, and I'm going to need this for a drop shadow in just a little while so I can save that I can also bring the frame in a little bit, so sometimes like what? I draw frames with the pen tool, I'm not really all that accurate photo shop, so I can actually bring it in just have it come in ever so slightly here's, where using something like millimetres comes in handy. So I'm I wanted to be a half of a millimetre when we gonna hit tab, you know, it's just kind of brought in a little bit more, just inverted it a little bit more that makes sense to get a question can you feather in it also that it's not yet marcia you can you can feather it yeah, you can use the feathered tool with that it's not as good as if you did it in photos show I would definitely do like a mask and photoshopped something like that yeah, you can do it it's it's kind of rough and so I'm going to put this back to zero so there isn't and set and I'm just going to say ok and when I do that that's great I could move this image around right? I could see that I could move that image with that path that was there. The nice thing is that when I click on this path with the direct selection tool it's actually an editable path so if I decide I didn't like the way it worked and I want to show a little bit more a little bit less I can grab one of these candles maybe if I'm very very careful maybe had too much caffeine at lunch time, right? Yeah, I think I did right in coming here and grab this there we go I mean it's not very good because it's going to be the white background, of course, but aiken it's a completely editable path and I was still people if you have to do too much editing and here you're probably better off going back in the photo shop and editing the path there because it's going to edit it this one time if you place it again, you're going to do the exact same thing, right? But it is an editable path, all right? So I'm going to actually take this item and delete it and bring it back. We're gonna do it again. I'm really glad there was a photoshopped path in there because I didn't think there wass the other thing that you could do with paths and again, you want to make sure you grab the image, not the frame we want to make sure that we're making the clipping path on the image go back up to the same thing. We go up here to the clipping path options, and I choose detect edges. And because it's on a white background, it's smart enough to know where the edge of that is now, it doesn't look as good does it? I've got all these holes in here where the leaves kind of just jumped over, I can play with the threshold in the tolerance, so threshold just going to show how much different it is that doesn't look so good at all, we want to put that back, bring us back down to twenty five I think it was that. Right so that's actually where we choose how good the threshold is but the other thing is I can choose this inside edges because what it's doing is it's jumping over but I can tell it all these places on the inside also need to change let's include the inside edges when I do that it helps a little bit helped there to really help there again this is not super accurate just trying to find the edges and sometimes what used to happen and I think it's just as the machines have gotten better used to find there was a burnt out spot in the tomato here and would poke a hole right through the middle of it but because it's an edible pathak ago you news delete points and start believing those points and close up that path if I wanted to again, any little work that I'm doing in here is kind of not a good idea should probably just go back to photo shop and fix it but because I was choosing detect edges if I use that I'm probably putting it on a lighter background so you know dark green it's going to be pretty obvious but if I had a yellow background might not be obvious at all so I mean I would say I could see my path didn't do a very good job here but I can go ahead and fix that again if I want to all right, so that's, how we would do, um, a path with detective ges. And one of the reasons I might do that is so that I could have a drop shadow so I can add a drop shadow to the image itself. If I used the direct selection tool and coming here and choose the image, make sure have the image selected. And I could see the frame that's there. And I can come apparent object and come down to actually, they moved it. Clipping path doesn't live there anymore. It used to it is moved without affording address. If I come over to the effects panel that's, the only place lives now is under all the effects panels. I come over here to drop shadow, and I want to move this where I can actually see it. I feel like me. Let me still start here. When I chose, drop, showered automatically, selected the drop shadow for me and opened up the drop shadow window. So I move that over so we can actually see that. And I needed lips. Turn on the preview is well, let's. Turn that on. And we can see the drop shadow that it's created and, of course, it's creating it based on the the frame that we just made the clipping path that that we made so it's not great of course now it's even more obvious that that path is no good we're going pretend it looks awesome and it's our medically set to the blending motive multiply so if you're from there with blending modes and photoshopped multiplies always for drop shadows we have a capacity we can use the slider make it more intense or less intense so let's make that kind of less intense there and I also can choose how far out the shadow is if you notice though it's going out and it's hitting the edge of this frame so it's, suddenly the drop shadow is going underneath the frame of being cut off we're going to need to make sure the frame is big enough to accommodate all that I can also change the light the light source and the great thing is I could just say use global light instead and it puts it back at the one hundred twenty percent, which is global light I can change with the global light is if I haven't selected and I change it it's going to tell me if I change that it's going to reset it so on, check it to make it just for this particular this particular object only so I could choose global and the reason I might want to do that so that when I create other objects they also global light they will all have the same lighting source as I go through that particular document trying to set it to one hundred twenty and it didn't want to cooperate let's actually type that in thank you I would like that to be like that I can also tell it how big I want the shadow to be and how how blurred I want that to be. I can also tell it how much spread is there and that's how much proportion of the shadow is filled up with harsh shadow until we get to that diffused part so I like to just play with it again. This is one of those things where you just playing ok, that looks good and let's make this a little bigger or a little blurrier whatever we need to do, we can also add noise which just gives it the nice specially noise bit and we have some ideas how it works with other effects whether or not it it knocks out object knocks out the shadows or if it honors other effects that air there so we start putting effects on top of each other. Sometimes how they look on the screen isn't going to be how they look when they print especially so that's something to keep in mind this might be one of the places you need to check her unchecked one of the boxes but that's a drop shadow and you needed to have a clipping path for that I also need to select my frame and make that a little bit bigger I just want the frame bigger thank you that's weird it's polian also I have auto fit on uh that's why I have thought ofit let's not do that I wanted my frame better without my image growing bigger so I could actually see the edge of my shadow I use the drop shot of sometimes where I want text to colored text piece of the text that exactly the same and I use a hard one hundred percent hard shadow with a different color and so then I have that night it's only one text frame and stiff two checks frames that I have to manage that way that's I'm going to grab that and delete that so those air clipping paths and drop shadows so the drop shadow is a transparent effect rights we have this transparency that's something that you need to be aware of if you're printing especially because of your printing tio you're sending to a print shop that maybe has some old rip equipment at times you have these great drop shadows and feathered edges and then they printed and their drop shadows are awful or they're solid boxes that's all we used to get one version two first came out when I jumped on board in version two because it had transparency I didn't have to go to photo shop for my transparency so I start putting drop shadows it was like there was a congressional mandate that you had to have dropped shows on everything because you suddenly could in your page layout you didn't need to make them and photo shop so they put him on everything and then we go to print them and they will be the is hard solid boxes instead this great feathered thing so there's a lot of transparent effects that you could do in in design you just need to keep in mind that they may or may not look ok on the other end so every time we had transparency just know that that might be a stumbling block for a good finished piece I haven't had many problems in the last two or three years but you never know where you're going to run into it you know why is that not working tried messing with your transparent items don't make them print hide them and then suddenly things work you kind of know that's where the problem is so but transparency can be really, really cool of course so drop shadows being one of them we also can have transparency on items like images so let's actually bring in let's bring in well we haven't used the bat yet everybody likes bats right? I love bad so just pull this leave it at that so this bat and I want to make him a little bit transparent so I could come up to the effects panel and choose transparency and actually let me move this off to the side a little bit so it can actually see him and we can play with the transparency effects here we can play with blending modes we don't really have much to blend him in right now we're just going to make his opacity a little bit lighter so I'm not making a tent of the color, making it transparent opaque I wish they would pick one word and stick with that because they're two sides of the same coin, right transparency and opacity but if we make it fifty percent, it doesn't matter which term we're using right? Fifty percent one fifty percent of the other right so we'll make fifty percent and if I have another object back behind, we fill that object with green let's say and we send that back behind. I can see that color shining through because we have that blend mode turned on so I have a transparent item on top of that solid item or seeing that together I could do the same thing if I decided to make the image one hundred percent and we put this on top let's bring that to the front range bring that to the front and we make that opaque and so we'll play that will give that fifty percent on top of that and now he kind of see that it's sort of like having sort of ah like a tinted window or a frosted window on top of it and I actually like toe like in that the blending mode that I was using is normal so normal is just going to take that fifty percent and put it on top and kind of give it that frosted window look but you might want to tow actually blend with the colors that air back behind that's why like multiply multiply it would let's make it a little bit darker and see if we can't see anything so kind of blends with the colors back behind so you're actually seeing the the green bleed through the images that are back here so I actually that's kind of a spooky color has perfect love it green on the bat and so anyway on where we can play with the blending modes that way just know that the further down you go gives you more issues and more pause maybe we'll just we'll put it that I haven't had a lot of problems like say in last few years but he used to be the further down the list you went sometimes they don't even look different that looks odd but you know but the further down you go you may or may not have trouble outputting and I'm going to give you some tips tomorrow when we go to exploring export to pdf because that's actually how I send most my files even for print is pdf I do a primary pdf aa lot of ways we can get around of the transparency issue and be on the lookout for transparency issues as well, so I'll make sure I cover all that tomorrow anyway let's just blend that down that looks good we'll say ok, we'll do a couple more effects really quickly and before we do our our break actually and some of the other effects that are out there they're not great if you've been working and photoshopped, you're going go that's nice I think you know it has to have a really we have to have a reason to go to photo shop, right? So you talked about you asked about feathered edges actually let me actually do that I'm going to place an image and let's give us a good image and here let's come in here something maybe we haven't seen we've seen all these oh something new let's do this one I really wish I knew why I was getting these weird borders that air there I don't want auto found either it's driving me crazy so anyway here's something at least knew to look at this is up by my house this is red rocks, amphitheater I love this place, right? So it's it's pretty look at right so I can do something like the feathered age you were asking about so that's up under the effects menu as well. So come and fix and I can choose any of effects from here I can do basic feather let's just start with that and again it automatically selects it for me and that it brings up this window but I can look at all the other options that are out here bevel in and boss, we're not going actually beth lem bossy yet I could come back down here like sometimes I do this and this is selected I'm thinking it's basic feather because it's checked and I'm looking going I can't select anything that's because I'm not in the basic feather look that's over here so the basic feather width I'm going to actually make this a little bit wider just I can bring that in bring that effect and let's actually do have an inch right so I can give it that nice feathered edge that vignette id edge I can choose how I want the court the corners toe look rounded, sharp diffused not a lot of options but I would say ok, but the cool thing about that is that those air live effect so as I change the frame it actually just updates the effect with it that way the cool thing is I can change that any time and I didn't really talk about this with shapes earlier going to side maybe actually I wanted an oval shape instead of a rectangular shape I can change the shape of it and the effects will also update with it so part of the object menu I can say convert shape and change it to an ellipse when I do that it's going to give me that rounded effect so nice vignette in effect that way as well so I can change that at any time to a different shape I could even change it to a polygon it'll change it to the last polygon we used kind of interesting right we'll bring that back to the rectangle actually and some of the other effects that weaken d'oh it's actually turned off the basic feather we could also do a directional feather and this just means that I can choose one of the different sides to actually have feathered or one or more so I could make sure this is off so it's not all the same the same measurements on each there is going to make it on the top I just put a feathered image on the top right so unjust that instead of doing all sides being feathered I just do a directional feather so put that back to zero I can also dio ah grady and feather and a great and feather looks the same as a directional feather, except that with a grady and feather it actually is fading out. Two nothing so it's going out to transparent so we are all familiar with the checkerboard. I'm sure yes, we're going to come across here and it's going to fade from a picture to having something back behind and again I could throw in image back behind or throw some color in here back behind just so we can actually see that let's send that to the back so I can see how that color is. That image is fading off into that color that's there so that's the grady and feather I think let's do one more effect that's on here, let's, turn that off and let's do the bevel in boss, and this is one of the ones that I think if you have been, you know, been working and photo shop, you're probably not going to be that impressed with the the bevel amount and things like that. So it is going take this a little bit bigger that's about our bevel and m boss there. It's not great north of photo shop, we're going to do the nice and glassy bevel in a boss, but it's a nice way to do a quick picture. You know, not having to go out to photo shop is kind of nice when you just want to throw that in there really quickly thing I don't like if you noticed when I had a big the amount is not a percentage, the amount is a a set amount, so when I make this picture a lot smaller, that bubble seems a little bit like overkill, right? So we have to go back and change that in the fx pamela's well, but some of the fun effects that we can do and those air like, say, live effect so as we change the size, the effect updates with it it's also transparency, so that's something to keep in mind that every time we add transparency into a document, we may or may not be introducing more issues into that. So just somethingto keep in mind with that any questions on the effects that we have that we've gone over well, good in here because the internet been chatting about effects or any of the other stuff that we've gone over, they really loved when yes, indeed you started working with the tomato and yes, it was like, what can we do this? Can I do this can idea excellent, so the tomatoes were very inspired who knew right? Also, uh on eunice star is wondering, can you apply and effect to and empty frame, say a color to grayscale grady in't than have it be applied to a photo that is placed into the frame later. Well, let's see, I'm going to save that. We remind me of that question because that's going to talk about color and grady ints that we're going to talk about in the very next section have so yeah, save that mark that I want to answer that, but in order from felt it excellent, we've got some other questions here, not totally robin to what we were just talking about, but death in the last thirty minutes does is asking, can you place an image across facing pages? Yes, you could do an image across facing page is the only time it might come into play where it might be an issue is that if you are going to exported out as single pages in a pdf for people to print later, there is a there is a plug, and I believe that actually will duplicate it. Or you could manually duplicated bacon laid across if you're going to print it in a spread, put it across both pages, printed as a spread in a prince just fine it's just when you separated out into individual pages, it's going to go with the first page that it touches, so you need to duplicate it across there. Ok, martinez, wondering a little confused, I'm going to ask if you could create the past in in design or if it was better, a better option to use photo shop and then place over on the clipping pass. It depends, I mean, the only way you can create a path for a clipping path and in design is it has to be able to detect the edges, you have to have a stark white background or if it's a light object to start black background, if it doesn't have that, it can't even figure out what the edge is, so you wouldn't be able to you could draw frame on top of it with the pen tool and then copy that image and put paced back behind you could do that, but I think you're better off going in a photo shop and using the tools there. Actually, if you just want to turn on a path and have that path on, I would do that photo shop, so then the path is part of the image that makes sense that I would do one more we got here. Um, let's comes from share bear, and they're asking my image was set behind the tax when they placed it, what am I doing wrong? Image was set behind the text when they placed it, I don't know I'm not there. I'd like to help you, but I don't apparently we got to go to her house. Yes, exactly going to do that? S o you had some text thirty. We placed it behind. I don't know. Putting in the I can't tell if that's. Okay, give it an honest sorry. All right? There were still a couple of quite a few comments and questions about templates. And I know that you mentioned you might get those two later today or I yeah, I actually it's not actually in what we're covering. I don't know if there's specific question about temple it's we could do a couple. I don't have my template file here, but I can I can show you what I would normally do with one if I need to. So they're specific ones where people just want to know about templates. Templates. Where do you get them? How do you make them? This is a yes. I think our staff for sale you can buy some better out there. There's some files. There's a stock layouts I believe is still around. Stock layouts dot com and you can actually buy laid out templates from there if you want, but otherwise you can create them. And if you want, I can show you what I do really quickly with that was perfect because we have just a few extra exactly well just right over this yes if I had this layout let's see, I have this son and I was I was joke I joked yesterday that if I have a travel guide or maps or something in any of my demo files don't use them these air not really the trails for rocky mountain national park well, they're the name genes but the map will get you lost so don't do that so what I usually do is I take ah file that I've done if I'm going to make a template and I decide this is mine what month early in january this my january newsletter and I want to do this for february I'm not going to open up january and start making changes and then hits save and save or save as february because I know me I'll start making changes and I hit save before I realized I just saved over my only copy of the january january newsletter so what I do is I wait until it goes to print or people looked at it and ipads whatever the final thing is and I realize yes, I really do like this january layout I wait till it's kind of finalize because I don't like to have toe save a template and then go back and make changes to my template hate that is just kind of annoys me so I wait till everything's good okay it's good january looked great we printed it looked awesome let's do february so what I do before I do anything else I go out and I find that file so that's the one we just printed and we really liked and I'm going to just option click that never open the file I now have this and that's going to be my template so I'm gonna open it up and I'm gonna make sure all my links or they're my fonts make sure everything is good I do have missing links I'm not gonna worry about that today and what I would do is I would select all my text and delete it but I want to look and see that I still have my text frames so I have all my framework and I have an image here if I'm going to change out this image all the time I'm going to going to get rid of that image as well and unfortunately that is in the master pages which we're not going talk about till later but I would go in there and say ok great in the master pages I need to delete that image as well but again the text or the image frame is still there so I can plop in a new one each time but maybe I'm going to keep that one we'll just pretend we are going to keep that one and I was just going through and get rid of all the specific stuff and keep on lee the frames on the framework of what I need to do because I already have linked on my text frames from page to page probably flow my my story is about the same way, so we'll leave that as well. If I had a month up here, I would probably go in the master page where that sitting and type in the word mum because I don't want to actually say a month and accidentally leave that if I have the word months sitting there on all my numbers, my dates I put big x isn't because I can see those, so I try and make it very bare bones so that all I need to do is drop in new pictures and new text next time, so when I'm done with all of that, I would save that out to a save as and save it out as a template, right? So the next time when I'm ready to work on that, I can just go to that template file and I'm ready to the february newsletter double click it opens up a zanu untitled document, so if I get all happy, I'm like, oh, I can't wait it's february and I'm putting in the new stuff and then I hit save I don't accidentally overwrite my old file it suddenly says what you want to say this as well, let's say this is the february newsletter out to the desktop and automatically assumes you want to save it is a document. The only thing I would say about templates is that if you want to make a change to the template, don't double click on it because that opens up a new untitled document. I can go on to the file menu and choose open and find my template file, which is here and choose open original instead of normal, normal opens up that new entitled document original opens up the actual template file, so I only do this if I need to make a change to my template. When I do that, I can see it's actually opening up the template file, make the change hits, save and close that. So does that make sense, everybody? How you do that? So, yes, I only open up the tempo five I have to and that's why wait till everything's pretty well taken care of? Because you've got to take a couple extra steps. That's a good thing, but it's kind of a pain if that's not what you're what you're going for. So that helps a little bit of templates you can buy them absolutely but that's what you would do with them also, if they are I n d t files you would open him up and she created new untitled document and you start pulling out the bits in there that you don't want with the ones you buy they've already got images in there to kind of give you an idea I pulled him out because they're mine and I know what it looks like so the images air there you pull that out, the text is there pull that out or make changes or whatever to it so I would just do a google search for for in design tablets and see what's out there. So that's what you recommend google search yet or any any search ended? Okay, I think people were just wondering, you know where to go, how to get the templates anything you recommend and their actress there are some that come with it that within design and actually they took them away and c s six so they were there and they took them away and I believe that in design secrets dot com was able to work with adobe and get them posted on their site so I would look for those they went missing there if nothing else there's a there's an article on in design secrets dot com about where they went. I believe they pulled him out and that they're now posted somewhere on design secrets. So there were some that used to come with it. They weren't great, but they were there and people were using them, and they took them away. So try their cable. On what? One quick question from tom bat. Thomas from florida it's one in regarding template source we're talking about it can and designed template be used for web pages to html. Can it be used for what pages? Stage? Smell it it can. It certainly can I don't. If there any templates that are out there for that, you can create your own and use it and export to html. My feeling on the html that's created and I'm not even a coder. I find it kind of scary and not all that great. It's it's. All right, you definitely can do it. You could just do a straight export export to html, but there's going to be a lot of work involved on the end. But if he's into coating can do it, you can absolutely set up a template for that.

Class Description

Go in-depth into Adobe InDesign CS6 with Erica Gamet! This class takes you from the basics, getting familiar with the Adobe workspace, color basics, and working with pages and layers, to advanced type, graphics and table manipulation and working with long documents! It goes all the way from creation through output, whether print or digital. This class is designed for those with a firm knowledge of page layout, such as those migrating from QuarkXPress, PageMaker, or Word, and those who want to get past the basics of InDesign. Though taught on version CS6, the core information also pertains to versions CS4 and up.


Software Used: Adobe InDesign CS6

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