Combine Image and Text in Adobe InDesign CS6

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You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to combine an image and text in Adobe InDesign CS6 in Windows 7.

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    To begin, you should open Adobe InDesign either from your desktop or by coming down to the bottom-left corner and clicking the Windows icon
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    Clicking this will bring up a list of the recently used programs.
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    Click "Adobe InDesign CS6" if you see it on the list
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    InDesign has a pink-and-purple icon with the letters "ID" on it.
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    Otherwise, use the search bar at the bottom of the screen and type "Adobe InDesign"
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    Click "Adobe InDesign CS6" to open it
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    A dialogue box will appear every time you open InDesign.
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    You can check the "Don't show again" box in the bottom-left corner to not show the dialogue box again
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    From the dialogue box or by clicking "File" on the bar on the top-left of the window, you can create a new document
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    You can also do this with the shortcut "Ctrl" + "N". If you prefer, you can open an existing document from the dialogue box as well. There are other VisiHow tutorials on how to do these.
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    In this video, "Document" is clicked
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    Then, "OK" is clicked. Now, you have your document. You need to create some text.
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    In "Toolbox", click "Type Tool"
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    It looks like a capital "T".
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    Then, click and drag the cursor to create a frame for the text
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    Start typing
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    Let's type "VisiHow". Highlight the text. The font and size are changed. The text is centered. There are other VisiHow tutorials on how to do these.
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    Now, press "Ctrl" + "Shift" + "O"
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    The text will have outlines.
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    Click "Selection Tool" on the top side of "Toolbox" to select the outlines and text that you need
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    Click the text
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    The selected text now works as the frame into which we can import images.
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    Click "File" in the top-left corner in the horizontal toolbar
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    Click "Place..." or press "Ctrl" + "D"
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    After that, locate and click the image
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    Click "Open"
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    The text letters will be transparent, showing the opened image behind them.
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    You can move or resize the text
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    Experiment to see what is best with the font and size of the image.
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    Click one of the square icons in the top right-hand corner
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    Choose the best one for your font.
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This concludes our tutorial showing you how to combine an image and text in Adobe InDesign CS6 in Windows 7. If you have any questions or comments regarding this video or the program used, then just add them to the comment section below. Thank you for choosing VisiHow!

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