102 Creating stained glass


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102 Creating stained glass

Hi, I'm Mike Rankin and welcome to InDesign Effects. In this weeks effect we'll see how to create it look like a stained glass window. The key is to find an interesting vector object to start with and then use the bevel and emboss command. Let's see how it's done. So I go to the next page of my document and here I have a large vector object. It's key that you work with a vector object for this effect because we're going to be working with vector paths and filling them with different colors. So where can you get a vector object? Well, you can grab one from a font. You can take a glyph from a font and convert it to outlines.

Or you can grab objects from Photoshop or Illustrator by copying and pasting them into InDesign. And of course you can draw vector objects from scratch in InDesign. So right now I have this. It's a compound path. I'm going to copy it. And then I'm going to release the compound path by choosing Object, Paths, release compound path. And now I can see all...

102 Creating stained glass
Video duration: 2m 53s 8h 7m Intermediate Updated Jul 08, 2014

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102 Creating stained glass provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mike Rankin as part of the InDesign FX

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