create vector art in indesign!

: create vector art in indesign!

Want artwork in InDesign that you can easily color and scale WITHOUT having to import or place it from another program like Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop?

Wouldn’t it be so nice to have elements like a thought or speech balloon that you can manipulate or create WITHIN InDesign itself?

Well, in this video I show you how to create vector artwork right in your InDesign layouts that you can resize, color, copy and paste into other pages and files.

And if you don’t have InDesign, you can try it out for FREE for 30 days here.

Download my FREE INDESIGN SWIPE FILE that has all kind of vector art elements like bursts, speech and thought balloons for you to easily copy and paste from–for FREE: 

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To create vector art within InDesign:

  1. Use the shape tool (the icon WITHOUT the X in the box–that’s the frame tool)
  2. Click and drag a shape (rectangle, ellipse, polygon). Hint: hold the SHIFT key down if you want a square or perfect circle.
  3. Color the object using the FILL and STROKE at the bottom of your toolbar. Hint: toggle between these two with the X key.
  4. That’s it! You can adjust the color and dimensions of your object. In fact: because it’s vector art, you can scale it up without any pixelation!
    (To increase its size, go to the bottom right corner of your object and, holding the SHIFT key, pull it out. To decrease, do the same, but push in.)
  5. You can also create other shapes on top of this basic shape and GROUP these with COMMAND + G.

For more tips on how to add steps or modify your actions, I encourage you to watch my the full tutorial!

Download my FREE INDESIGN SWIPE FILE that has all kind of vector art
elements like bursts, speech and thought balloons here: 

Get FREE InDesign vector art!

And grab my FREE handy dandy 2-pg InDesign cheatsheet here: 

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