I'm using ID CS5 on Win 7. In the document, I have a fairly simple graphic I've drawn with the tools in InDesign.
It's two circles that partially overlap. I need the overlapped segment that's common to both circles to be shaded in some way, while the rest of noth circles remains empty. I'm not particular about how the shading is achieved — it can be a tint of grey, or the old standby of etchings of straight parallel lines, closely spaced, tilted at an angle — but it needs to fill only that almond-shaped overlap segment.
I've looked at making the circles a compound shape, but I can't see any way of isolating just the shared space. I know, I'm stepping outside what ID was designed for, so it may not be possible at all using just this one program.
But any suggestions would be gratefully received. Thanks.
It should be fairly straightforward. This is how I would do it:
Draw your two circles, overlapping.
Select them both.
Copy them to the clipboard (copy, not cut)
Open the Pathfinder pallette
With the two circles still selected, click on Intersect in the pathfinder.
You now have the shape separate -- so you can fill it as you like.
Now, go to Edit>Paste in Place to put your two circles back where they were.
Ah, perfecto! Thanks so much!
You'd do well to group them with the other copy, too, so they can't be moved separately.