Create Glass and Plastic Effects in InDesign FX


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022 Creating Glass and Plastic Effects

When we want to simulate a clear material like water or glass, we need to show only the highlights and shadows created by light shining on that material. So we need to control the opacity of those highlights and shadows separate from the fill color of the text or the object. The Hard Light blending mode is perfect for this use. Here I have some text that I want it to look like it was made out of glass, and indeed, I used the Hard Light blending mode to show nice shadows and highlights and hide the fill color for the most part. It's slightly visible here in the clear glass and I get a nice little blue tint here in the colored glass.

Let's see how that's done. Here is the plain text, the top copy is filled with a gray color and the bottom copy is filled with a bluish color. I will select both of them and I'll go to my Effects panel and switch from the Normal blending mode to Hard Light. Now I will start applying some effects. First off, I will create a Drop Shadow. I will reduce ...

022 Creating Glass and Plastic Effects
Video duration: 4m 49s 8h 7m Intermediate Updated Jul 08, 2014

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022 Creating Glass and Plastic Effects provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mike Rankin as part of the InDesign FX

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