How to Add Drop Shadows on Formatted Objects in InDesign CS6


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Adding drop shadows

Drop Shadows, the effect that everyone hates to love. But it's true; everyone loves Drop Shadows because they give a sense of depth to a page. They make things pop. Let's see how you can make Drop Shadows in InDesign. I am going to select this image here, this photographer and I am going to put a Drop Shadow behind him. You can apply a Drop Shadow to any Object on your page; Images, Text, Lines, doesn't matter. In this case, I am going to do it to a graphic. You can apply a Drop Shadow in one click by going up to the Control panel and click on this little Drop Shadow button.

But when you do that you almost always get a clunky, yucky shadow. I don't like do in that way. I want to have more control over my Drop Shadow. So I'm going to turn that off, and instead I am going to go over just a little bit to the fx pop-up menu. Here I can choose Drop Shadow and that's going to open a dialog box that gives me a lot of control. I can get to the same dialog box in the Effects pan...

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 CS6 Essential Training

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Design
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InDesign
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