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Scott Tolliver
Simple Question - Photo, Text and Transparency
on Aug 25, 2017 at 4:40:15 pm

Good Afternoon -

I am new to indesign and am looking for a little direction on a simple question...

I have one photo for a background (covers the entire page) and would like to place text on the photo so that the photo shows through the text. I've read and watched videos that explain that you have to create outline for the text and then drop the (same) photo into the newly created object. My questions is...is there a simpler way to do this or is this the only way?

I appreciate any direction.

Scott


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Jonathan Ziegler
Re: Simple Question - Photo, Text and Transparency
on Aug 27, 2017 at 12:04:22 pm

I'm pretty sure I know what you mean, but can you tell me how you want the photo to show through the text? Can you attach an example?

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James Newcombe
Re: Simple Question - Photo, Text and Transparency
on Jul 27, 2018 at 10:37:59 am

Hi, I'm not sure if you can make clipping masks in InDesign. But in any case, i'd say the technique you described is the simplest by far.
Making outlines of text is straightforward - on Windows, you just select the text box, press Ctrl + O. Then simply go File > Place and drop your image in. Shout if you get stuck.

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