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024 Exploring Gradient Feather Settings

Gradient Feather is the most flexible of InDesign's feathering effects. With it you can fade an object in a linear or radial fashion and have total control over the transition from opaque to transparent, by creating and adjusting stops along a transparency gradient. Let's see how it works. Here I have a document with a placed image of a flower and some text and I'd like to apply some Gradient Feather to them. First, I'm going to open a new window so I can get a better look at the effect without the frame edges getting in my way. So I'll choose Window > Arrange > New Window, and I'll drag the vertical slider over to the left, so I've one big window and one small one.

I'll click on the picture of the flowers, and I'll go to my Effects panel, double-click, and I'll click on Gradient Feather. And right away I can see the effect on my flowers. They are opaque on the left side and transparent on the right side and there's a transition going on in ...

024 Exploring Gradient Feather Settings
Video duration: 3m 51s 8h 7m Intermediate Updated Jul 08, 2014

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024 Exploring Gradient Feather Settings 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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