072 Simulating chalk


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072 Simulating chalk

Hi, I am Mike Rankin, and welcome to InDesign FX. In this week's video we'll take a look at a very unexpected use for a Drop Shadow, making text look like writing on a chalkboard. Normally you think of a Drop Shadow is something that makes things darker, but the fact that you can apply any color and any blending mode to a Drop Shadow makes it a much more versatile effect, so let's see how it's done. I'll go to the next page in my document where I have a blank chalkboard, I'll take my Type Tool, click and drag out a large frame, and I'll just type FX Quiz Today! Select the text, I'll press Command+6 or Ctrl+6 to highlight the text controls in the Control Panel, I'll change the font and make it much larger and center it, switch to my Selection Tool, and I'll just move it in place, I'll slide it over, and now we'll apply some Effects, we'll apply that Drop Shadow.

So I'll open up the Effects, and I'll change the Transparency from Normal to ...

072 Simulating chalk
Video duration: 3m 7s 8h 7m Intermediate Updated Jul 08, 2014

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

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