004 Creating Long Text Shadows with Type on a Path


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004 Creating Long Text Shadows with Type on a Path

InDesign doesn't have a built-in feature for creating cast shadows. A regular drop shadow retains the shape of the original object. So you have to make creative use of other features to create cast shadows. One such feature is the Type on a Path option called Gravity, which can stretch and bend the shapes of letters. Here I have just a little bit of text, Big Things, and you can see that I have these nice stretched out cast shadows coming from the bottoms of the letters. Let's see how that's done. I'll go to a new page, I'll press the F key on my keyboard, and click-and-drag out a long frame. Then I'll go to the Tool panel, click-and-hold on the Type tool, and I'll select the Type on a Path tool, or I could press Shift+T. I'll go from the top-left corner. I'll click-and-drag all the way to the top-right corner and let go.

So now I have Type on a Path applied to this frame. Let's put some words in. I'll just type in those same words, Big Things...

004 Creating Long Text Shadows with Type on a Path
Video duration: 4m 23s 8h 7m Intermediate Updated Jul 08, 2014

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004 Creating Long Text Shadows with Type on a Path provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mike Rankin as part of the InDesign FX

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