How do you do that? Place photos with tape
Written by Jamie Chambers
Never use real adhesive tape on your photos. But by using InDesign to add graphics of tape to the corners or edges of images, you can give your spread a candid look.
1. Using the pen tool, draw a simple rectangle shape, giving each of the small edges a ripped appearance. Add a fill of yellow, or choose an appropriate color from the Swatches palette, Set the tint to approximately 10%. The Stroke should be Black with the Stroke size of .25 inch and also a tint of 10%.
2. Add dimension to the tape artwork. Open the Effects palette, and go to Object > Effects > Satin. Set the Satin effect to .125 inch with 5% opacity. While the Effects palette is still open, add a slight drop shadow. Change the Blending mode to Darken at 30% with a distance of .0125 inch and size of .0125 inch. Click OK.
3. Change the Opacity of the tape artwork. Go to Objects > Effects > Transparency. Change the Blending mode to Hard Light and the Opacity to 60%. The tape will allow the photos to show through the artwork when you place the tape over them.
4. Add tape to the photos. Move the artwork to a corner of a photo. Copy and paste this tape artwork, moving it to different corners of the photos. Rotate the artwork to different angles for the various corners of the photos. Repeat these steps to create new pieces of tape artwork.
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