Adobe Indesign CC: How to make letters Italic

Sometimes, you download a font or have a font that doesn’t have an italic style (see below).

In Adobe Indesign, there is a simple workaround for that.

Step 1: Make a new document, and make a text box and write.

Step 2: Highlight the text you want italic.

Step 3: Make sure you are in the text tool. In the skew box (false italic) increase the number to make the word italic and that’s it! I use the number 11

*Note: make sure the stroke color is the same as the text.

Adobe Indesign CC: How to Letters Bold

Sometimes, you download a font or have a font that doesn’t have a bold style (see below).

In Adobe Indesign, there is a simple workaround for that.

Step 1: Make a new document, and make a text box and write.

Step 2: Highlight the text you want bold.

Step 3: Open up the stroke panel. You can find it at the top: Window > Stroke

Step 4: Increase the weight number (more than 0) to make the word bold and that’s it!

*Note: make sure the stroke color is the same as the text.

Adobe Indesign CC: Creating Arrows on Lines

Step 1: Open a new document and create a line with either the pen tool and line tool. Make sure you click and select the line.

Step 2: Click “Window” and top menu and then go to “Stroke”.

Step 3: In the stroke panel where it says start or end you can choose the arrow. There are other options you can choose. The start is the first point and the end is the last point.

And ta-da you have an arrow!

Adobe Indesign CC: Drop Caps Tutorial

A Drop Cap usually marks the beginning of a paragraph, section or chapter usually with the beginning first character the height of two – three lines. It is a visual way to add more oomph to your work.

How to add a drop in Indesign CC

Step 1:

Create a text box and fill it will text by using the text tool.

Step 2:

Ensure that the marker is placed at the beginning of the paragraph.

Step 3:

You can click CTRL + ALT + R to bring up the drop cap window. Or you can clip the Upper right corner for this icon: it should be in your character panel and choose the “Caps and Nested Styles” option.

Step 4:

Lines: How many lines do you want it take up

Character: How many characters do you want to be in the Drop Cap Style.

 

Also, click “Preview” to see how it looks!

And that’s all folks! Have any questions about Adobe Indesign, Photoshop, or Illustrator? I would be happy to help! Leave a comment and I’ll get back to you.