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InDesign CS3 for Macintosh and Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide by Sandee Cohen

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Chapter 6. Fills, Strokes, and Effects

Here’s where you get a chance to express your creativity. Styling refers to applying fills, strokes, gradients, and effects to frames, lines, and text. If you’re bored with plain black text on a white background, InDesign lets you change the text and background colors to almost anything you can imagine.

Most other graphics programs let you style objects and text with fills, strokes, and gradients. InDesign certainly does that also.

However, InDesign has broken new ground in offering sophisticated effects such as transparency, drop shadows, and glows. These are the effects that art directors and designers could only dream about creating with other page-layout programs.

With InDesign, they can make those ...

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