In this tutorial we go over InDesign image frames and how to work with rotating, scaling, and editing the formatting of images in InDesign. This is especially useful when working with catalogs and other publication design that include images; especially those with multiple images, product photography, and layout. Knowing how to work with InDesign image frames can help you keep your documents clean and consistent while also speeding up the design process. The transcript for this tutorial can be found below.
Adobe InDesign Image Frames
In today’s tutorial we are going to go over how InDesign image frames work.
So when you place an image into InDesign it is in this blue box. The blue box is called an image frame. If you move the frame you can see that it cuts the image off. This might be confusing right now, but it is super useful for publication design because you don’t necessarily need to make changes to the image, just the frame when you want to combine them with text and other page elements.
If you double click the image frame you can see this orange outline which is what the image is actually contained in. By adjusting this orange frame you can edit the image while also making sure it stays within the blue image frame. You can rotate, scale, and make other changes this way. By making changes to the orange bounding box you are able to keep a clean document and not have to worry about your page looking like this.
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