096 Creating old-fashioned spotlights


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096 Creating old-fashioned spotlights

Hi. I'm Mike Rankin. And welcome to InDesign effects. In this week's effect, we'll see how to create an old fashioned spotlight effect like this one. It's a great example of the kind of thing you can do when you understand how to work with blend modes and transparency effects. So I go to the next page in my document, where I still have the sign about the big show tonight, but I don't have the spotlight shining up and down and all across the frame here. So I want to create that. First, I'll zoom out by pressing Cmd or Ctrl+minus. So I'm going to draw really big shapes here. I'll press the p key on my keyboard to get my pen tool, and I'm going to click up here first, and down below.

And I'm going to make a triangle shape that's sort of like the light being cast down from above. Just three clicks. I'll go to my Swatches panel, and I'll click the Exchange button to exchange the stroke and fill. So now it has a fill of black and no stroke. Then I'll go to ...

096 Creating old-fashioned spotlights
Video duration: 2m 12s 8h 7m Intermediate Updated Jul 08, 2014

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096 Creating old-fashioned spotlights provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mike Rankin as part of the InDesign FX

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