Making masks in InDesign


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Making masks in InDesign

InDesign's Effects panel has two very obscure, but powerful checkboxes called Isolate blending and Knock Out Group and most people just ignore these, but it turns out that you can use them for some pretty cool effects, but the key to these checkboxes is that they only apply to groups. So we need a group. Let's jump to page five of this document by pressing Command+J or Ctrl+J on Windows, then five and Enter and I can see that I have got a couple of different groups here of images. I am going to grab this image on top and put it on top of that one, and I will zoom in so we can see these more clearly.

Now this is one group, this is another group, evidenced by the dashed border around it. In this case, I am going to select the top image here and change its blending mode to Overlay and that's a pretty dramatic effect. We can see that it affects both the Cacao Beans image behind it, also this circle pattern behind that. If we select both of these groups and group those together...

Making masks in InDesign
Video duration: 4m 10s 8h 3m Intermediate

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Making masks in InDesign provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS4 Beyond the Basics

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Design
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InDesign
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