044 Backlighting an Object


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044 Backlighting an Object

With InDesign's effects we can simulate light coming from any angle, including directly behind an object. The main tool for simulating backlighting in InDesign is Outer Glow. Let's check it out. So for backlighting we need a background that's darker than all the other objects on the page. So we'll start by creating a black background. I'll click my Rectangle Frame tool and drag across the page. In my Swatches panel I'll give it a fill of black and I'll lock it so it stays out of my way. I'll press Command+L or Ctrl+L. Next, I'll click in the document and I'll create a rectangle.

I want to create a square, so I'll do 150 pixels wide and tall. And just so I can see it, I'll temporarily change the fill to Paper. Now I want to make a few other shapes just to compare the effect. So, I'm going to Option+Drag or Alt+Drag to have another square and then I'll go up to the Object menu and choose Convert Shape > Ellipse. So now I have a circle ...

044 Backlighting an Object
Video duration: 6m 8s 8h 7m Intermediate Updated Jul 08, 2014

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044 Backlighting an Object 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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