Applying feathering


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Applying feathering

One of the side effects of creating layouts on a computer is that everything is clean and the edges are sharp. Now, if that's the look you are going for, then great. But if you are trying to create a soft gentle look, then you might consider using the feathering transparency effects, which blur the edges of objects. InDesign has several different ways to Feather objects on a page. In this case, I want to feather the edge of this flower image. So I am going to zoom in a little bit with Command+Plus or Ctrl+Plus on Windows, and I am going to turn on the High Quality Display Mode from the View menu, because all the Transparency Effects look much better when High Quality Display Mode is on.

I can find all my different transparency effects inside the Effects panel, so that's what I am going to do. I will go to the Effects panel and choose one of my Feathering Effects. You can see that I have three different options. Basic, Directional and Gradient Feather. I am going to start with Basic ...

Applying feathering
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Applying feathering 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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