Today we learnt how to use the compound path tool into objects and text in order to give an eye-catching creative look with any selected image in Adobe InDesign.

We started by making a new document and then using the rectangle shape tool we created a rectangle but before placing the shape we used the arrow keys to create an unlimited scale grid (pictured) of your choice.

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The next step was to select the whole grid and to give it a compound path element this allows to insert an image that will fill in all the rectangles (pictured) but avoid the plain background. To add the image in that will work with the compound path you simply drag and drop the image from the documents to the rectangles.

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Using the same method we then tried inserting the image into text instead of a grid shape. I chose to relate it to the ‘biker dude’ that we just did with the rectangles I did this by using an image of a biker gang with their motorbikes and making the text state ‘Hogfather’. The same process needed to be done meaning give it a compound path element and then a simple drag and drop with the selected image used (pictured).

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Final Outcome:

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