023 Exploring Satin Settings


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023 Exploring Satin Settings

The Satin effect allows you to create a sense of texture within an object by combining two inner shadows. Where the shadows intersect, a highlight is created. The effect can be a little like beveling with complex shapes like text, the highlight can zigzag to follow all the edges of the shapes. You can also invert the effect to change shadows into highlights. Satin can be a little tricky to control. My advice is to be subtle when using Satin. Like a drop shadow, a little Satin goes a long way. Let's see how it works. Here I've a placed photo of some flowers and some text, and I'll apply the Satin effect to each one.

I'll start with the flowers. I'll bring up my Effects dialog box, double-click, and I'll click on Satin. Here in my controls I can choose a blending mode and a color, and an Opacity, and Angle, a Distance, and a Size. Let's start by increasing the opacity a little bit to make the effect easier to see. I'll increase to 80%. Now I'll increase the D...

023 Exploring Satin Settings
Video duration: 6m 57s 8h 7m Intermediate Updated Jul 08, 2014

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023 Exploring Satin Settings provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mike Rankin as part of the InDesign FX

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