035 Creating Cast Shadows, Part 1


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035 Creating Cast Shadows, Part 1

To create cast shadows or long shadows from a low light-source in InDesign, you kind of have to put on your thinking cap. There's no automatic cast shadow effect. Only drop shadows, which always mirror the exact shape of the original object. But we can create a cast shadow by combining other transparency features. In this case, we'll take an object and apply a standard drop shadow and we'll use blending modes to make that object invisible but still keep its shadow visible. Finally, we'll stretch the invisible object and with it its shadow. It sounds more complicated than it is in reality and it's totally worth the effort.

Once you get the hang of this technique, you can create shadows of any shape or size that you want. So here I have some text that I've applied my cast shadow effect to and if I select it and move it, you can actually see that it's a completely independent object. I can do anything that I want to with this. I did the same to these sunglasses tha...

035 Creating Cast Shadows, Part 1
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035 Creating Cast Shadows, Part 1 provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mike Rankin as part of the InDesign FX

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