Using InDesign to Put Curved Shadows on Paper


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082 Putting curved shadows on paper

Hi, I'm Mike Rankin, and welcome to InDesign FX. In this week's effect, we'll see how to create curved shadows that make a simple rectangular frame look more like a realistic piece of paper. The key is to use a script that comes with InDesign called Path Effects. Compare these two squares on the screen right now. Look at the shadows underneath. See the one on the left, how the shadow just comes out at the corners? And the one on the right, the shadow goes straight across? In my opinion, this one looks a lot more realistic like a curved piece of paper that's sort of curling up a little bit in the corners. So let's see how to do this. I'll zoom out, go to the next page in my document where I just have three squares, slide them over a little bit, I'll select all three by Shift-clicking on them, I'll copy, paste them in place by pressing Command+Shift+Option+V or Ctrl+Shift+Alt+V.

In the Swatches panel, I'll change the Fill for mixed to Paper, then I'll go to the...

082 Putting curved shadows on paper
Video duration: 2m 40s 8h 7m Intermediate Updated Jul 08, 2014

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082 Putting curved shadows on paper provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mike Rankin as part of the InDesign FX

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