B is for Boundary Boxes (In Design A-Z)


In the alphabet series, we will be focusing on cool attributes to InDesign that begin with different letters of the alphabet.

Today subject is frames, or as I like to call them Boundary Boxes. They can be pretty diverse, so we'll go through the different types in three sections.

1) Boundary Box Shaping

You can shape an image for an article without having to use Adobe Photoshop. The rectangular, circular and polygonal tools are part of the set-up but you can be more manual than that. By using the angle, slant settings and stretching the shape with the transform tool, you can have all sorts of variation. I like to think so anyway.

2) Shaping The Line

The border of the boundary box can also be funked up. There is a modest selection of line options on the drop-down menu in the settings. They can be evocative hence why I've labelled them an unusual name. The cutting line is perhaps one of the most time-saving button in InDesign. Perhaps.

3) Filters

Just like in Photoshop, you can play around with filters to be as pretentious as you want. You can also do this in InDesign. You can make the box of your image to faint into the background (Gradient feathering), look heavenly (feather) or have an almost vignette feel to it (Inner Shadow).

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