074 Applying multiple strokes with layers


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074 Applying multiple strokes with layers

Hi, I am Mike Rankin, and welcome to InDesign FX. In this week's effect, we are going to take a look at how to overcome the fact that you can only apply one stroke to an object in InDesign. If I could apply multiple strokes to objects in InDesign, we could do all kinds of complex layered effects easily. Unfortunately, in InDesign one stroke is all you get. So we have to use multiple copies of an object to create a layered effect. It's not elegant, but you can do it, and it does look cool in the end. So here are a couple of examples where I've created layered or stacked text effects by creating several copies of an object, each with its own Drop Shadow.

So let's re-create these. I am going to go to the next page of my document. I'll take my Type tool and drag out a huge text frame. I'll type the word Layers, select it and press Command+6 or Ctrl+6 to highlight the text controls in the Control panel. I'll make it large, 300 points, and center it. I am also going to track it...

074 Applying multiple strokes with layers
Video duration: 7m 1s 8h 7m Intermediate Updated Jul 08, 2014

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074 Applying multiple strokes with layers provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mike Rankin as part of the InDesign FX

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