How To Create A Clipping Mask In Indesign


This is a great video quick tip tutorial, which will show you how to create a clipping mask. A clipping mask which is a feature which is available in Photoshop, but not in Indesign. A clipping mask allows you to place an image inside of an object, which may be a circle, square, hexagon, etc. Its a great short insightful video, if you don’t already know how to recreate this effect.

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Tutorial Details

Difficulty: Beginner
Tutorial estimation time: The tutorial will only take a few minutes in order to achieve the end outcome.
Program: indesign – almost any version of Indesign.

The Tutorial

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  • Stacey

    great tutorial, very easy to follow and understand!

  • Martijn

    Why wouldn’t you just draw a polygonal frame, and place an image into it? Doing it the way you’re demonstrating basically doubles the required actions.

    Your way: Place image/cut image/draw polygon/paste into=4 steps.

    The right way: Draw Polygon/Place image 2=steps.

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  • Mahmuda Hamid

    Thank, its very useful tutorial about making clipping mask with InDesign.
    You may also like my Photoshop Clipping Path tutorial.

  • Nusrat jahan

    great tutorial, very easy to follow and understand! Thank, its very useful tutorial about making clipping mask with In Design.