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Adobe InDesign CC Digital Classroom by Christopher Smith, AGI Creative Team

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Lesson 8: Getting Creative with Effects

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You can use Photoshop-like effects directly in your InDesign documents. You can apply effects such as Inner Shadow, Outer and Inner Glow, Bevel and Emboss, and Gradient Feather to objects in InDesign. In this lesson, you will discover how to modify the appearance of images, objects, and text using a sampling of the effects.

What you’ll learn in this lesson:

  • Applying opacity and effects to objects
  • Isolating effects to stroke, fill, object, or text
  • Adjusting and editing effects
  • Applying effects using object styles
  • Working with Blending modes
  • Working with placed images that use transparency

Starting up

Before starting, make sure that your tools and panels are consistent by resetting your preferences. See “Resetting the InDesign workspace and preferences” in the Starting up section of this book.

You will work with several files from the id08lessons folder in this lesson. Make sure that you have copied the idlessons folder onto your hard drive from www.digitalclassroombooks.com/epub/indesigncc. See “Loading lesson files” in the Starting up section of this book.

This lesson may be easier to follow if the id08lessons folder is on your desktop.

The project

In this lesson, you will jazz-up a two-page spread using the Effects panel in InDesign CC. You can experiment with blending modes, opacity, and other effects without permanently ...

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