Without a dedicated menu item for creating a clipping mask, InDesign need to know the tricks for getting an image into a shape or text. AJ Wood shows InDesign users how to use the paste into command to insert an image into any fill-able frame or shape and to create a clipping mask from text.

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  1. B. N. Bhat (Reply) on Thursday November 17, 2011

    04 December 2011
    I am a retd guy who started learning about photoshop several years back as a hobby and believe me I have been to most of the photoshop tutorial sites. I did learn from them, but now I kick myself for having a gem of a book “Photoshop CS4-The Missing Manual” in my hand and I went looking for ‘God’ all over the place on the internet. Your videos were fantastic and I do hope by the time I finish learning from the book I should be able to do most of that on my image collection. Also this business of studying Photoshop is helping me keep “LBDF”. Thanks for the excellent tutorials and wish I had this instuctions years ago when my memory was sharper and a burning desire to achieve something. Thanks once again for a job of instructing well done.

  2. Dennis (Reply) on Thursday November 17, 2011

    It looks very nice. good tutorial!


  3. Nadeem Ullah (Reply) on Thursday November 17, 2011

    thanks a lot.. for this tutorial.. :)

  4. Aynur (Reply) on Thursday November 17, 2011


    Why I can’t watch this video? It’s not open, and loading :(

  5. Manisha (Reply) on Thursday November 17, 2011

    Hey AJ, thanks so much for this post.. very very helpful! I have a question though.. is it possible to create a “clipping path” over a group of photos instead of one photo? If yes, how?
    Thanks again!

  6. Aude (Reply) on Thursday November 17, 2011

    Wow! Thank you very much! I’m new to InDesign but I’m loving it more everyday, especially with greats tutorials like these.
    You’re very clear and you totally understand the problems that a beginner might run into randomly, typically “what’s wrong with my 4 letters?” :)


  7. Jo (Reply) on Thursday November 17, 2011

    very excellent tutorials, thanks for being quick, concise and for choosing useful content. 10 out of 10 for every aspect :)

  8. Creative IT (Reply) on Thursday November 17, 2011

    Nice tutorial..Thanks

  9. Patrick (Reply) on Thursday November 17, 2011

    Thanks Sir!your a really great tutor!

  10. Janie (Reply) on Thursday November 17, 2011


    Just wanted to tell you how fantastic of a tutorial that was. You were involved and helpful and overall a great teacher.

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