InDesignSecrets Podcast 128
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- InDesign to ePub
- What is it, why should you care?
- Essentials of getting your InDesign file ePub-ready
- Common glitches and tweaks
- Quizzler Results! Two winners and many honorable mentions for their creative triangle-creation methods (full list after Links, below)
- Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Single Word Justification
- InDesignSecretsLive Seminars: San Francisco & Chicago in June; LA, DC, Santa Fe, Denver, and more in the fall!
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2. Pencil Tool: Draw carefully!
3. Line Tool: Draw three lines, then select the endpoints with Direct Selection tool and choose Object > Paths > Join
4. Draw a one-cell table. Put stroke on two sides and leave two sides set to None stroke. Then add diagonal line in Cell Options dialog box.
5. Click once with the Polygon tool and set it to three sides and zero inset
6. Convert any frame to triangle (Object > Convert Shape > Triangle)
7. Use a photo of a triangle, make clipping path with detect edges then convert path to frame
8. Use a triangle character from a font, such as “p” in Wingdings 3 (then use Type > Create Outlines)
9. Draw a rectangle, then use Direct Selection tool to drag a corner point to the frame’s middle point
10. Draw a rectangle, then use Direct Selection tool to delete one of the corner points or scale it to 0%
11. Add an angled gradient fill that ends abruptly
12. Draw two rectangles. Rotate one so that it overlaps the first, select both then use Object > Pathfinder > Intersect
13. Paste one rectangle into another and rotate the first one inside the other
14. Arrange three rectangles so negative space creates a triangle shape
15. Draw a very short line, but make it very thick in Strokes panel. Give it an endpoint of a triangle (so that the triangular endpoint covers up the whole of the line)
16. Type capital “A” in a frame and convert the frame to outlines. Select and choose Object > Path > Release Compound Path. Delete the “outside” path and use the triangular counter.
17. Draw an ellipse. Choose the Pen tool and click on one point of the ellipse to delete it. Now hold down the Option/Alt key (to get temporary Convert Point tool) and click the 3 remaining points.