Clipping Mask in Indesign

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xo to boris hoekmeter for being smart. here’s the duh-simple way he explains how to make a clipping mask in InDesign – go over there for images:

“Creating a clipping mask in Adobe InDesign is not difficult, but it works differently from Illustrator and Photoshop. It took me some time to find the correct answer though (not counting the explanation on Adobe’s support site, which I found mystifying…). Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Make sure you have the two objects in the same layer: The shape object and the fill object.
    – The shape object determines the shape seen after the clipping mask is made.
    – The fill object determines the fill of the shape seen after the clipping mask is made.
  2. Select the fill object.
  3. Go to the ‘Edit’ pull down menu, and select ‘Cut’ (or: Ctrl+X)
  4. Select the shape object
  5. Go to the ‘Edit’ pull down menu again, and select Paste In…”

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