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How to add drop shadows to an image or logo in InDesign

Lesson 35 from: Adobe InDesign Fundamentals

Daniel Walter Scott

How to add drop shadows to an image or logo in InDesign

Lesson 35 from: Adobe InDesign Fundamentals

Daniel Walter Scott

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35. How to add drop shadows to an image or logo in InDesign

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Class Trailer

Overview

1

InDesign Tutorial Basics Class Introduction

01:50
2

Exercise files & Projects

02:39
3

What Does Adobe InDesign do?

01:34
4

What are the differences between InDesign and PageMaker, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark?

05:10

PROJECT 1: One page flyer

5

How to change MM to Inches & changing UK to US dictionary in InDesign?

01:39
6

New document in InDesign - what is bleed & slug?

08:08
7

How to create your own RGB & CMYK colors in Adobe InDesign

08:39
8

How do I steal colors from a logo using InDesign?

03:14
9

How to color the background of a page in InDesign?

03:33
10

Importing resizing rotating & flipping images & Logos inside InDesign

07:53
11

How to Import text from Microsoft Word into Adobe InDesign

05:46
12

How to group, ungroup & rotate images in Adobe InDesign

05:12
13

How to make a dotted line, dashed line & borders in InDesign

05:20
14

How best to preview your work in Adobe InDesign

05:16
15

How to make a simple PDF from InDesign

06:43
16

How to save your InDesign file as a JPEG

02:27
17

Why should I use CC Libraries in InDesign?

05:08
18

How to share your InDesign files with others by using package document

04:26
19

Class Exercise 1

03:24
20

Quiz - One Page Flyer

PROJECT 2: Other people's files

21

Ideas, Inspiration & starter templates

04:59
22

Working with other people's InDesign documents, missing images

03:12
23

How to find missing fonts in InDesign?

04:27
24

How to replace images in InDesign?

01:30
25

Opacity, transparency and see through ness in Adobe InDesign

02:29
26

Why is InDesign adding [Converted] and making me 'save as'

01:06
27

What if I can’t find the InDesign file - can I open the PDF?

02:37
28

Quiz - Other people's files

PROJECT 3: Company Newsletter/Brochure

29

Creating a new company newsletter or brochure, what are spreads in InDesign

06:58
30

How to use a Master Page in Adobe InDesign

05:33
31

How do to add automatic page numbering to a InDesign file

04:11
32

Removing a master page & deleting parts off the master page in InDesign

02:30
33

Production Video 1

02:53
34

What is Effective PPI & Image resolution in the InDesign links panel

06:52
35

How to add drop shadows to an image or logo in InDesign

04:20
36

What is TypeKit used for in Adobe InDesign?

08:37
37

How to add the Copyright, Registered & Trademark symbols in InDesign

05:08
38

Where can I find the different versions of letters in InDesign - Ligatures.

03:35
39

How to add placeholder text & lorem ipsum & get a word count in InDesign

03:04
40

Importing Text from Microsoft Word & keeping or removing the formatting

02:58
41

Creating Columns in a text box using Adobe InDesign

01:46
42

How do I justify text & turn off hyphenation in InDesign?

03:59
43

What is the space after & leading in Adobe InDesign?

05:22
44

How to underline text with a full width line in Adobe InDesign?

01:53
45

How do I make a paragraph style in Adobe InDesign?

06:06
46

How do I update a Paragraph Style in Adobe InDesign?

04:28
47

How to use Find & Change to remove double spaces after a period or full stop.

02:37
48

Stealing colours from images, is there a format painter in Adobe InDesign?

03:09
49

InDesign Class Exercise 2 - Magazine Spread

04:22
50

Quiz - Company Newsletter/Brochure

PROJECT 4: Long Business Document

51

How to bring in lots of text into InDesign at once

08:11
52

How do I import paragraph styles from another document

12:45
53

How do I insert completely blank pages in Adobe InDesign

02:03
54

How do I create a gradient in Adobe InDesign

07:20
55

Do I need to use layers in Adobe InDesign

05:27
56

Opacity advanced, mater marks and Transparency Effects in Adobe InDesign

04:24
57

How do I add rounded corners to an image or box in Adobe InDesign?

02:52
58

How to add a large first letter to my text aka Drop Cap

02:16
59

How do I increase the space between letters in Adobe InDesign aka Tracking or Kerning

02:32
60

How do I get text to move around an image or shape using text wrap

03:57
61

Why can’t I put text over anything that has text wrap applied?

03:25
62

How to draw an arrow or triangle or star in Adobe InDesign

06:40
63

How do I put an image inside other shapes like a circle - cropping

02:47
64

What is Adobe Stock

04:17
65

Where can I find free images & icons that I can use for my business

04:23
66

How do I add bullets and numbered lists in Adobe InDesign?

00:51
67

How can I create a table inside Adobe InDesign?

07:10
68

How do I convert tables from Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel into Adobe InDesign

04:26
69

How do I get images to move with the text in Adobe InDesign using anchored objects?

03:22
70

How do I create a Line Break, Column Breaks & Page Breaks in Adobe InDesign?

04:16
71

How do I make an automatic table of contents in Adobe InDesign?

04:46
72

How do you change the tabs in Adobe InDesign?

04:30
73

Can I change the numbering of my pages so 1 starts later in the InDesign file?

03:26
74

Quiz - Long Business Document

PROJECT 5: Conference Name Badge

75

How do I combine Microsoft Excel spreadsheet in InDesign?

09:04
76

CLASS EXERCISE: Create your own business card

01:16
77

Quiz - Conference Name Badge

What next

78

How to create a mockup for your portfolio using InDesign

04:07
79

InDesign cheat sheet & shortcuts

12:45
80

BONUS: Software Updates

40:41
81

What to do after this InDesign tutorial class?

01:07
82

Quiz - What Next

Final Quiz

83

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

How to add drop shadows to an image or logo in InDesign

okay in this video we're going to look at special effects and in design there's not many of them in in design, it's more of a Photoshop job, but there's some basic stuff here in in design. The main one that I use is drop shadow and it's really handy for say this logo, it's against kind of a model background. We can turn drop shadow, watch this, turn it off. It's easy enough to read, but it's even easier to read with a drop shadow on it. Okay, so we're going to show you how to do that. Let's go and do it. Okay. First thing we need to do is we're going to select on this logo here, not the center of it. Just with the black arrow click anywhere but your content grabber and let's go up to object. Let's go down to effects and here are our effects. Okay? We're going to start with drop shadow, we're going to move mine just over a little bit and notice preview was on by default for mine you have to turn yours on. Okay? And you'll see there's a drop shadow on off. On off. Okay? When it comes to ...

the drop shadow, the opacity is important, it's how dark it is. Okay, you can see I can lighten it up, darken it up, 75% is I don't know why. Always the best one. Okay, distance is how far away it is, you can click up, you can see it's moving further and further away. Okay, But mine too, maybe .5, maybe even lower. What was it on by default. I can't remember something like that offset is exactly like distance except you can control the up and the down rather than this one does left and right or X and y at the same time. So you can say actually I just want it to go out that way. Okay, so I'm going to put that one back to what that one was and the angle is which way the kind of like suns hitting it and casting the shadow? It's kind of you can see here, angle at 1 35 it's coming down from this angle you can say drag this little guy around and it's now coming up from the bottom up. This way I find top left or straight up and down is the key? Okay, so I'm gonna use 90 for strapping down from my one sizes, how kind of like fuzzy the edges are. Watch this if I make it really big, it's kind of getting big and broad, it's a little bit hard to see I guess. So I'm going to move it out. Let's click OK, and just drag it out here so you can kind of see a bit more, you can see the size now is kind of like this big broad option to get back into it. Like I have, if I have closed it down, you go back to object back to effects and click on drop shadow again. So that's the size. So I moved the size down, you'll see, it gets sharper and sharper and sharper until it's kind of like more of a hue. Run the outside. Okay, up to you. We don't use spread and we don't use noise. You can play around with them. It looks a little lame now for me. I only ever use the drop shadow. There are other ones. Okay. I just don't find a purpose for them. So let's have a little look at them. So I'm gonna until drop shadow and take in the shadow. So it puts like a shadow inside the logo. It's kind of cool. Don't you really use it very much? Okay, I'm gonna take that outer glow. Okay. And it's got kind of like a halo effect on the outside. It's kind of cool. And the one thing that you'll notice is that I've turned this tick on and off and you'll see that these I can't change it is because can you see I'm still selected blue here. I still got drop shadow selected but I'm kind of turning this on and off. You can do that separately. So click on the word outer glow, then I can go to this and say actually I want to make my size bigger and it gets a bigger halo effect in the glow and turn that one off. That one on. Just glowing around the outside. A little hard to see because it's a white logo. Okay, you can't really tell it all. Be able to boss, you can make it look kind of three D. Ish, not my favorite. That's alright. You might love it satin. Don't even really know what that does is we're like Beverly and boss but kind of more like a pillow. Okay, basic feather, the directional feather. All of these, you can have a play around with them, don't use them, you might love them, but it's a bit of experimentation. The one that you use drop shadow a lot, mainly because in the exact same instance we've got here is that this white logo is against the background and it's maybe just not as clear as we'd like it to be. So we want to lift it off and push it. It's really good for white text against a model background. Okay, and if you want to go further and do some more exciting, you want to turn into a neon sign, doing cool stuff and that'll be the job Photoshop. So what you do is you open up this logo in Photoshop and that is the tool to do more special special effects. This just has the real basics here in, in design, Photoshop would be the one for the more exciting ones

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