6 Replies Latest reply on Mar 3, 2017 11:01 AM by BarbBinder

    Can I "warp" text in CC InDesign? NOT wrap, "warp."

    scottyb34 Level 1

      Can I "warp" text in CC InDesign? NOT wrap, "warp," like in Photoshop (i.e. "Bulge," "Arch," "Arc," "Flat" etc.).

       

      Thanks, Scott

        • 1. Re: Can I "warp" text in CC InDesign? NOT wrap, "warp."
          BarbBinder Adobe Community Professional

          No, but you can do it in Photoshop as you indicated, or in Illustrator, and then place the resulting warped text into an InDesign document.

          • 2. Re: Can I "warp" text in CC InDesign? NOT wrap, "warp."
            scottyb34 Level 1

            Thanks for the quick and concise answer, Barb. It took me two hours to get that simple question answered elsewhere.

             

            Excuse my ignorance, but I'm awaiting the InDesign 2017 manual from my local library.

             

            That said, I thought all formatting was lost when placing text into InDesign. Or has that changed with Creative Cloud InDesign 2017?

            In addition, I was sternly warned NOT to rasterize text prior to importing to InDesign (this is for print, by the way). Won't the text first have to be rasterized in Photoshop then placed into InDesign?

            • 3. Re: Can I "warp" text in CC InDesign? NOT wrap, "warp."
              Laubender Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Hi Scott,

               

              don't rasterize text, if you don't have to.
              The best format you can import to InDesign is PDF.


              Save a PDF/X-4 out of PhotoShop and place that.

              Or a PDF with a similar pdf-version number ( 1.4 and above ).
              Do not downsample images while exporting.

               

              Do not use PhotoShop's own psd format with InDesign.

              All vector information in the psd would be rasterized with InDesign's export to PDF.

               

              The placed PDF would stay intact as possible.

              At least vector information would not be rasterized.

               

              Regards,
              Uwe

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              • 4. Re: Can I "warp" text in CC InDesign? NOT wrap, "warp."
                BarbBinder Adobe Community Professional

                Hi Scott: Uwe gave you the Photoshop workflow.

                 

                Here's an alternative. Do you have the CC subscription? If so, you have Illustrator. You might not know Ai well yet, but this is very straightforward and Ai is a vector application so no worries about rasterizing.

                 

                1. Make a new document.
                2. Click with the Type tool (don't drag out a frame) and type in the text. Format.
                3. Select the text with the Selection tool.
                4. Click the triangle next to the Warp button to make sure "Make with Warp" is checked.
                5. Click the Warp button. Pick your desired warp—the ones you mentioned are listed.
                  Adobe Illustrator CC 2017ss_001.png
                6. When done, switch to the Artboard tool and fit the artboard to the text. Artwork bounds will always work, Selected art if it is still selected.
                  Adobe Illustrator CC 2017ss_002.png
                7. Use File > Place in InDesign.
                8. Observe the links panel—no resolution (actual or effective PPI) listed because it's a vector file.
                  InDesign CCss_007.png
                9. If you want to refine the warp, click the Pencil button to hop back to Ai, fix it, save and return.
                  Adobe Illustrator CC 2017ss_003.png
                • 5. Re: Can I "warp" text in CC InDesign? NOT wrap, "warp."
                  scottyb34 Level 1

                  Wow. Now THAT is a definitive and detailed answer. A big thanks to both you, Barb, and Uwe.

                   

                  I only wish I could simply use the "warp" function in Photoshop (and InDesign) because it's just so much quicker and easier. Just click, move the sliders and your done. Oh well, a this point I'll take what I can get.

                   

                  Thanks again to both of you.

                   

                  Much appreciated,

                   

                  Scott

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