025 Simulating Carving and Chiseling


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025 Simulating Carving and Chiseling

The basic strategy for making text or other objects look like they were carved or chiseled is to combine two of InDesign's effects, Bevel and Inner Shadow. Here I have some text, the word CHISEL that looks like it's been chiseled into my document. If I zoom in, I can see how these two effects work together nicely. I can see the edge of the material that's been created by the Bevel effect and I can see the Inner Shadow that adds a little bit of lighting and makes it a little bit more convincing. I will zoom back out and let's try this. So here's some plain text with no effect applied to it.

I will select the frame, I will go to the Effects panel, and I will double-click to open up the Effects dialog box. I will start by applying a Bevel and Emboss and for the Style, I am going to choose an Outer Bevel, for Technique, Chisel Hard, and Direction Down. So it looks like the light is coming down from the top-left corner and I can see I have a nice edge to my material there. N...

025 Simulating Carving and Chiseling
Video duration: 6m 42s 8h 7m Intermediate Updated Jul 08, 2014

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025 Simulating Carving and Chiseling 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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