Video tutorial: Quickly combine images and type in InDesign CS6

Merging imagery within typography can be a simple and effective solution in a variety of situations, especially when page real estate or visual material isn’t in abundance. In the accompanying poster graphic I’ve used this technique in InDesign CS6 to tantalise the viewer with a sneak peek at the illustration work being exhibited in a gallery.

The interplay of words and illustration helps to elevate the typography: the letterforms are no longer there to simply communicate a message, they become a way of abstracting and focusing on details from the illustration, and invite the viewer to explore what’s in front of them.

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