Changing shape of a picture

New Here ,
Apr 01, 2021 Apr 01, 2021

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Hi,

 

I am self-taught on InDesign and cannot figure out how to do something.  I want to make a picture have a different shape, but I can't get there.

 

Here is a screenshot of what I desire:

Desired quote.png

I would like to make the photo of Claire Ruth (on the left) to look like the photo on the right of Steve Jobs, and then add a quote from her.

I would be greatly indebted if you can help me with this.  It has vexed me all afternoon.  TIA!!!

 

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Most Valuable Participant , Apr 01, 2021 Apr 01, 2021
With the Direct Selection Tool (white arrow) click (and hold) on the lower left anchor. Shift-drag (only) this anchor to the right.   Done.

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Apr 01, 2021 Apr 01, 2021

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With the Direct Selection Tool (white arrow) click (and hold) on the lower left anchor.

Shift-drag (only) this anchor to the right.

 

Done.

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Apr 02, 2021 Apr 02, 2021

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Thank you for the response.  It worked well..

 

Thank you very much . . .  This is the first time I have ever gotten an answer that was useful from message boards.  You've restored my faith, as well as helpng me achieve something that was driving me crazy!!!

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Apr 02, 2021 Apr 02, 2021

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Glad we could help.

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Apr 02, 2021 Apr 02, 2021

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I'm now having problems.  It worked fine the first few times I tried it, but now it moves the entire picture . . . Is there something I am not making sure of . . . I am using the Direct Selection . . . thanks . . . 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 02, 2021 Apr 02, 2021

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If it happens, it is because you have more than one anchor point selected. In this case, unselect the shape and select only the point you want to move.

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Apr 02, 2021 Apr 02, 2021

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It works if I have the picture by itself on an empty page, but not when it is placed in a frame, such as below:

 

quote box.png

Does the frame prevent me from doing it?

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Apr 02, 2021 Apr 02, 2021

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  • zoom in
  • select the Direct Selection Tool
  • click on the lower left anchor
  • use right arrow key for moving the anchor point (with or without modifier key [Shift])

 

(you can adjust the value of the steps in the preferences --> register: Units and …)

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Apr 02, 2021 Apr 02, 2021

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When I select the picture, I select the lower left-point . . . when I try to move it, it also selects the entire frame around the box, and moves everything together . . . 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 02, 2021 Apr 02, 2021

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I think it is because you select first the frame with the black arrow, so you get this:

Capture d’écran 2021-04-02 à 23.35.20.jpg

If you switch to the white arrow without deselecting the frame, you'll get the four anchor points selected, like this:

Capture d’écran 2021-04-02 à 23.35.28.jpg

so you can't move only one point. But if you start by selecting directly the anchor point with the white arrow, you get this:

Capture d’écran 2021-04-02 à 23.35.05.jpg

and now you can move only the bottom left anchor point.

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Apr 02, 2021 Apr 02, 2021

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That does not seem to the problem.  Here's the confusing part:  I can do it on the textbox but not on the picture.  I don't understand why.

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Apr 02, 2021 Apr 02, 2021

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Hi,

read it again please:

pixxxelschubser_0-1617400778601.png
  • zoom in
  • select the Direct Selection Tool
  • click on the lower left anchor
  • use right arrow key for moving the anchor point (with or without modifier key [Shift])

 

(you can adjust the value of the steps in the preferences --> register: Units and …)


By @pixxxelschubser

 

that will work for anchored objects.

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It worked this time . . . Thanks (but I had tried the same earlier and it didn't work) . . . Nonetheless, thanks . . . 

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