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Produce action-packed pages with the use of custom

Added on Saturday 15th of August 2009 11:25 pm EST
 


Film may be on its way to becoming obsolete, but the notion filmstrips create is still relevant. And, as shown in Figure A, a custom frame that resembles 35mm film is a great way to showcase your images!

A


Create lots of frames
To create this custom-made frame, you start off by creating lots of individual frames. You can use the Scale tool and the Step And Repeat command to speed things up.

To create a rectangular frame:
1. Create a new standard-size InDesign document.

To create a scaled copy of the frame:
1. Double-click on the Scale tool in the Toolbox to open the Scale dialog box.
2. Make sure the Constrain Proportions For Scaling button is deselected (in earlier versions, select the Nonuniform option button), and then set the options as shown in Figure B. Click Copy.

B

3. Press [/] to apply None to the Fill attribute of the copied frame.
4. Choose Object > Content > Graphic to convert the frame—mainly just so you can see the fra...