045 Simulating Stickers and Tape


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045 Simulating Stickers and Tape

When it comes to simulating real-world materials with effects, the little things do matter. The difference between something that looks flat and something that has depth and life to it is often just a subtle touch. Sometimes a very small drop shadow does just the trick. To illustrate this, here I have a placed photo that I wanted to look like it was a snapshot taped up against the wall. So I added a really small drop shadow right behind the photo and I created these two objects that look like tape and they also have a very small drop shadow. Let's see how that's done.

Here is the placed photo with no effects. I will go ahead and open the Effects dialog box and I will apply a Drop Shadow. I will reduce the Opacity to 40%. I will make the Distance 0, so the shadow is right behind the photo. I will lower the size to 3 pixels and I will increase the Spread to 50% to make the shadow more noticeable right against the edge of the photo and click OK.

Now I have that subtle shadow that makes...

045 Simulating Stickers and Tape
Video duration: 4m 23s 8h 7m Intermediate Updated Jul 08, 2014

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045 Simulating Stickers and Tape 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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