How to Blur Objects with Drop Shadows in InDesign FX


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001 Blurring Objects with Drop Shadows

It may sound strange that you would want a blur something in InDesign but actually there are lot of cool effects, you can create with a little blur magic. Blur can add realism to a design where perfectly sharp edges leave everything seeming a little too digital. You can also use blur to simulate all kinds of materials with diffused edges, wispy things like smoke and fog, grainy things like powder and sand, and even spray paint. While there's no Blur command in InDesign, we can still easily blur objects and text by making them invisible and using their drop shadows as blurry stand-ins for the actual objects. Let's take a look.

So here I have a little eye-chart and my goal is to make this look blurry like our vision is deteriorating here. And to do a blur maybe you would think, okay, I will just use a Feather. That seems natural. So I will target it, open the Effects dialog box and I will try to turn on a Basic Feather and right away I can see this isn't really creating a convinci...

001 Blurring Objects with Drop Shadows
Video duration: 6m 26s 8h 7m Intermediate Updated Jul 08, 2014

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001 Blurring Objects with Drop Shadows provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mike Rankin as part of the InDesign FX

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Design
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InDesign
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