InDesign FX Essentials: How to Create Burnt Edges


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046 Creating Burnt Edges

You can use effects to add some really aggressive elements to your InDesign layouts. You can simulate burns and bullet holes by using the Pencil tool to draw some jagged shapes and then adding effects like Bevel and Inner Shadow. Let's see how it's done. So here's my poor InDesign document and somebody just shot it all up. It's riddled with bullet holes. Some are entrance holes and some are exit holes and I created these using the Bevel effect. This is a Bevel effect with a direction of down and here's a bevel effect with a direction of up, and I enhanced it by adding an Inner Shadow.

So let's give it a try. I'll press the L key on my keyboard to get my Ellipse tool and I'll click in the document and I'll create a small circle, 55 pixels in Width and Height. I'll go out to my Swatches panel. I'll take the stroke off, and give it a fill of black, about 20% for this first bullet hole. Then I'll go to the Effects panel and I'll start applyi...

046 Creating Burnt Edges
Video duration: 6m 26s 8h 7m Intermediate Updated Jul 08, 2014

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046 Creating Burnt Edges 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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