Or has XD been created to link together designs created in other apps? Not sure.
I use InDesign and Illustrator every day but was expecting XD to work more like InDesign because it's a similar workflow. We use Photoshop for images, Illustrator for graphics and XD is where you'd assemble everything with text/content and UI - that's the complete user experience right?
At least it is for my work - the content is integral to the design and experience. After all, it's the content that keeps visitors coming back and it's the thing Google rewards everyone on.
Anyway, I realise there are loads of people who love using Illustrator for everything but I'm a bit confused by XD sorry.
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You can use our non-destructive mask with shape, which gives you excellent fidelity over your mask. You can adjust your mask by double clicking on the object.
This looks like a really cool feature. Where is this "Mask with Shape" feature? It looks like you have an ellipse over a picture, then select the picture behind it, then somehow a square selection is around the ellipse, and then it just masks the image into the ellipse.
In the Adobe Experience Design CC (Beta) application, I have not found any option anywhere that says "Mask" anything.
Also, as the original I want to simply crop a picture in an artboard to fit. I don't want to resize or stretch. If a mask feature is available some where in the application I see how you could achieve something similar to cropping, but the main reason I want to crop an image is due to its position it is outside the bounds of the artboard.
I figured it out yesterday and the answer was very easy, I just didn't have both selected at the same time was the issue. You have to have the picture and your shape both selected and then right click either and in the right click menu there will now be a new option of "Mask with Shape" available to select.
It's a real shame XD incorporates features in an Illustrator-like way. Masking to a shape is a useful tool but cropping an image is something we do hundreds of times per day.
If you use InDesign's paradigm, then your image is masked as soon as it's imported, no need for make/release.
Just because many in our industry use Illustrator for everything (and champion these sorts of feature requests) doesn't make them right. A few of us have spent decades re-traiining people to use the right tool for the job, more leadership from Adobe is required here. Layers in XD is another area which should've been implemented using InDesign's paradigm.
Illustrator is primarily for vector illustrations while InDesign is primarily for layout and design. When designing a website, we're primarily engaged in layout and design. Therefore, it makes much more sense for XD to work like InDesign, not Illustrator.
I came to this thread looking for a simple way to crop an image around the sides. Honestly, the quickest way I have found to do this is
- to simply take a screenshot clip of the desired crop.
- When the result of the screenshot popup, copy the image to your clipboard, and paste it into Adobe XD.