049 Simulating Liquid


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049 Simulating Liquid

Liquids and computers are usually a very bad combination, but adding things that look like liquids to your InDesign layouts can be a real eye-catching effect. We can simulate anything from pure water to black oil with the Bevel and Emboss effect and the Hard Light blending mode. So here I have just an empty document and I'd like to create a watery puddle effect on it. First thing I need to do is to create a background object, because I'm going to be using blending modes and it always takes at least two objects for blending modes to work, foreground object and a background object. So I'll select my Frame tool, click-and- drag in the layout, and in my Swatches panel I'll set the fill to Paper, and I'll lock it by pressing Command or Ctrl+L just to get it out of my way.

Now I'll go to the Pencil tool and I want to draw sort of a puddle shape, just a random rounded shape, nothing too specific, and when I get close to the end I'll hold Option or Alt to close the path...

049 Simulating Liquid
Video duration: 2m 48s 8h 7m Intermediate Updated Jul 08, 2014

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049 Simulating Liquid provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mike Rankin as part of the InDesign FX

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