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Intertwine Feature in InDesign


People have been oooh-ing and ahhh-ing over the Intertwine feature in Adobe Illustrator, but I’ve been creating this same effect in InDesign for years! OK, I admit that it’s more straightforward in Illustrator, but this InDesign trick — first shown to me by our Editor in Chief, Mike Rankin, at The InDesign Conference — is so easy that anyone can do it.

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David Blatner is the co-founder of the Creative Publishing Network, InDesign Magazine, CreativePro Magazine, and the author or co-author of 15 books, including Real World InDesign. His InDesign videos at LinkedIn Learning ( are among the most watched InDesign training in the world.
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  • Michele Nelson says:

    This is seriously cool. Thanks, David!

  • Michele Nelson says:

    This works in Affinity Publisher too!

  • Robin Williams says:

    Hi David,

    I have a project that intertwine is perfect for.
    Your steps are straight forward and easy, but it didn’t work for me.
    Does intertwine in this way still work for ID 2024?


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