Simple play icon Course
Skills Expanded

Understanding Object Transformations in InDesign

by Eddie Russell

In this series of lessons, we will learn about object transformations in InDesign. Software required: InDesign CS5.

What you'll learn

In this series of lessons, we will learn about object transformations in InDesign. We'll get started by learning how the basic selection tool can be used not only to move objects but to resize, scale, and rotate them as well. Next we'll learn about a number of other, more specialized tools that InDesign includes for transforming objects. From there we'll learn how to fully utilize the transform panel as well as a variety of ways we can duplicate objects. We will learn to view transformations as actions that can be repeated singularly or in a sequence. We'll also learn how to transform and fit images within their frames. To wrap things up, we'll learn how to apply effects to the corners of our objects as well as to the various levels within an object. After completing this course you should have all the knowledge you need to transform any object within InDesign. Software required: InDesign CS5.

About the author

Eddie began teaching creative professionals over ten years ago for Digital Tutors. In 2014 Digital Tutors was acquired by Pluralsight and he continued his focus on creating high quality training for artists in both the film and games industries. With a background in graphic design and illustration Eddie has always been focused on visual appeal. This can be seen through his courses in which he shares secrets for achieving production level quality for concept art, illustrations, textures, mater... more

Ready to upskill? Get started