By applying different blending modes to placed graphics and InDesign objects, you can mix colors and create all kinds of special effects without once having to go back to Photoshop. Let's look at some of the things we can do with blending modes. So here I have a placed photo of a horse and I'd like to mix him with some other colors and create some special effects. So I'll select him. I'll go into the Effects panel and I'm going to double-click to select the horse. So I want the graphic selected, not the frame, and I can tell by the different color of the outline here that I have the graphic. I can also see in the Effects panel it says Graphic, and it's set to Normal right now.