Fri, 25 June 2010
InDesign to ePub; Quizzler results (triangles); Obscurity of the week: Single Word Justification
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Links mentioned in this podcast:
> All posts tagged with "epub" in InDesignSecrets.com
> Liz Castro's Pigs, Gourds, and Wikis blog
> The #ePrdctn Twitter hashtag is all about ePub production
> Great eReader matrix (what device reads what format)
> Adobe Digital Editions ePub reader utility
> All InDesignSecrets recorded webinars
> James Michener's Alaska
How to create a triangle in InDesign
1. Pen Tool: Click four times
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.
18. View a screen shot of a triangle created by rotating three pages using Mike Rankin's Transform Pages trick
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