InDesign Quick Tips: Creating Compound Path Frames
In this article, I am going to show you an easy trick to create a nice visual effect with image frames in InDesign. Everyone that uses InDesign knows that you can place a graphic inside one image frame, but very few know that you can place one graphic across multiple image frames. To create a compound path, you can use a combination of different shapes and arrange and space them in any way you like.
Once you have your image frames in place, select them all, then go to Object > Path > Make Compound Path.
After you have made the Compound Path (above), go to File > Place and select your image.
This quick and easy trick will give you many ideas of how to utilize images in new and exciting ways inside Adobe InDesign!
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