There are various kinds of text wraps that can be created with InDesign. Text can wrap around the bounding box of an object, which is always rectangular. The text wrap can also be set to follow the contour of a shape or silhouette. In many cases, the silhouette of a portion of an image is created in Photoshop using a Clipping Path or Alpha Channel. In this example, we'll look at turning on a Photoshop Clipping Path to use for the text wrap in InDesign.
This feature works the same in Adobe InDesign CS4, CS5, CS6, and Creative Cloud (CC).
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