066 Making new shadow effects


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066 Making new shadow effects

Hi! I am Mike Rankin and welcome to InDesign FX. In this week's effect we'll take a look at alternatives to the standard drop shadow. In fact, we won't use the Drop Shadow effect at all. Instead we can create shadow effects by making a copy of objects or text, and then pasting other shapes into those outlines to create looks like these, let's see how it's done. So I'll go to the next page in my document, I'll take my Type tool and I'll click and drag to create a really large text frame. I'll change the font to Myriad Pro, Black, I'll make it really large, 150 points, and I'll type in the word Alt Shadows.

I'm also going to select all that and I'm going to track it back a little bit to about -50, just to compress it a little bit. I'm going to press Command+Shift+Option+O or Ctrl+Shift+Alt+O on the PC to convert this type to outlines and also copy it at the same time. So if I drag the new copy out of the way you can see th...

066 Making new shadow effects
Video duration: 3m 19s 8h 7m Intermediate Updated Jul 08, 2014

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066 Making new shadow effects provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mike Rankin as part of the InDesign FX

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