The InDesign Effects Book

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Make Complex Effects a Snap

The strength of InDesign's layout and design capabilities already make it a top choice among professionals. But even experienced users will be amazed by the visual and text effects that are possible entirely within InDesign. Using step-by-step instructions and engaging examples, expert author Ted LoCascio shows you dozens of breathtaking effects ...

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Overview

Make Complex Effects a Snap

The strength of InDesign's layout and design capabilities already make it a top choice among professionals. But even experienced users will be amazed by the visual and text effects that are possible entirely within InDesign. Using step-by-step instructions and engaging examples, expert author Ted LoCascio shows you dozens of breathtaking effects that you can make a vital part of your everyday work, including:

  • Making images pop out of their frames
  • Creating 3D looks like spheres, shadows, and text wraps
  • Designing cool effects with transparency and blending modes
  • Using Feather to add highlights and shadows to InDesign illustrations
  • Creating and applying custom gradients—even within text!
  • Adding glow effects to editable text
  • Jazzing up mundane layout elements such as sidebar heads and bursts
  • Skewing type on a path
  • And much more!

Includes Coverage of Effects Newly Possible With CS2

These stunning, easy-to-achieve effects will help users of every level tap the full creative potential of InDesign.

Visit this book's companion website (www.wiley.com/go/indesignfx) to download all the materials you'll need to complete the book's projects.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780782144451
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/12/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.98 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Placed image effects 1
Character outline frames 2
Clipping path frames 6
Popping out of the frame 10
Pathfinder frames 14
Snapshot frames 20
Filmstrip frames 28
Table frames part 1 34
Table frames part 2 40
Transparent image outer glow 46
Duotone CD art 50
Ch. 2 Type effects 52
Outer glow 54
Inner glow 58
Perspective type shadow 64
Grunge type 70
Metal gradient 78
Put your logo in lights 86
"Gel-ly" type 92
Neon type 98
Spray stencil 104
Type around the world 112
Ch. 3 Paragraph effects 116
Skewed text path 118
Gradient text mask 122
Text inside text 126
Inverted text wrap 134
Angled margins 140
Paragraph rule frame 146
Vertical side heads 150
Feathered drop cap 154
Text path frame 160
Ch. 4 Shape effects 164
Spot color burst gone wild! 166
Interlocking objects 172
Instant flower shapes 176
Getting in gear 182
InDesign snowflakes 188
Photo-realistic 3D sphere 192
Gel buttons 204
Gel sidebar tabs 218
Object silhouettes 226
Transparent background frames 230
Placing shapes around a circle 236
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