Adding drop shadows


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Adding drop shadows

If you look carefully, in your InDesign User License it says somewhere around paragraph 28(c) that every InDesign, no matter how large or small, must contain at least one Drop Shadow. No, I am just kidding of course. But sometimes the way people use Drop Shadows, it does seem like it's in the contract. Everyone loves Drop Shadows because they give a sense of depth to a page. They make things pop. So let's see how you can add a Drop Shadow in InDesign. I am going to apply a Drop Shadow to this text right here. There are several ways you can do that, but the easiest way is to simply click on the Drop Shadow button in the Control panel.

The problem with doing that is the Drop Shadow almost always looks terrible. It's too strong. It's too far away. I don't like that at all. So I am going to unclick that and instead you can Option+Click on it, or let me show you the other trick. Go to the Effects panel, choose what you want to apply the Drop Shadow to, either the whole object ...

Adding drop shadows
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Adding drop shadows provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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InDesign
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