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Stroke on 3 sides

Sep 19, 2011 6:12 AM

Hi,

I want to put stroke just 2 or 3 sides of a picture in Indesign CS5 . Is this possible ?

 

Thank you

 
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    Sep 19, 2011 7:58 AM   in reply to zerimahbub

    Sure. Just place your picture, and then with the picture selected, use the scissor tool (in the tool box) and click on two of the corner handles. Using the direct-select tool (white arrow) select the segment between the two handles you cut, and delete. now you can select the picture again, and give it any type of stroke you want.

     

    Hope that helps.

     

    Cheers!

    -Mikey

     
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    Sep 19, 2011 10:03 AM   in reply to HeyMikey

    Are you sure about that, Mikey?

     

    In my experience you can remove one side of a frame and it will continue to show uncropped content as if the side were still there, but if you try to remove tow adjacent sides you will have a triangular crop using an invisible line joining the remaining endpoints, and removing opposites sides doesn't work at all, so if you want a troke on two sides you need to creat that separately form the frame holding the image, then group.

     
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    Sep 19, 2011 11:16 AM   in reply to Peter Spier

    Ah, thank you, Peter!

     

    Your are indeed correct. I was just removing one edge (3 sided frame), and it worked as I imagined; didn't try to remove two, though. Thanks for the clarification

     

    Cheers!

    -Mikey

     
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    Sep 19, 2011 2:03 PM   in reply to zerimahbub

    For strokes on two sides, you can use this method of a gradient on the stroke.

    stroke.jpg

     
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    Sep 19, 2011 2:48 PM   in reply to Jeffrey_Smith

    You can create a stroke style with the stroke being the size of the three sides of the frame and the gap being the size of the last size of the frame.

     
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    Sep 19, 2011 2:50 PM   in reply to Fred Goldman

    Could you explain that one?

     
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    Sep 19, 2011 2:58 PM   in reply to Peter Spier

    A picture is worth a thousand words. The text frame in the image is 100pt on each side:

     

    SS-1.GIF

     
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    Sep 19, 2011 3:18 PM   in reply to Fred Goldman

    OK, that's pretty clever, and it could be easily adapted to do two adjacent or two opposite sides, too, I think, or even one side, though I'm not sure you can control which sides are stroked or not without rotating the frame and then counter-rotating the content.

     
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    Sep 19, 2011 4:29 PM   in reply to Peter Spier

    I use it most often with one side when I have footnotes in a separate

    frame (when I can't use InDesign's native footnotes). I use it as the

    rule above.

     

    You can control which sides the stroke starts at by drawing the frame

    with the pen tool. The side you start drawing is where the stroke style

    starts at.

     
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