Skip to main content

Opacity advanced, mater marks and Transparency Effects in Adobe InDesign

Lesson 56 from: Adobe InDesign Fundamentals

Daniel Walter Scott

Opacity advanced, mater marks and Transparency Effects in Adobe InDesign

Lesson 56 from: Adobe InDesign Fundamentals

Daniel Walter Scott

buy this class

$00

$00
Sale Ends Soon!

starting under

$13/month*

Unlock this classplus 2000+ more >

Lesson Info

56. Opacity advanced, mater marks and Transparency Effects in Adobe InDesign

Lessons

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

Opacity advanced, mater marks and Transparency Effects in Adobe InDesign

Hi there in this video, we're going to look at our capacity. Okay. So we've put this in the background kind of as a watermark, we'll show you how to put it on every page, like a watermark but what you came here for is this guy. Okay, so this is kind of like transparency but it does a nicer effect with the background. Kind of a richer rather than a kind of a washed out thing that happens normally when you're just playing with opacity, it's something called blending modes. So let's go and do that now. Okay, so the easy one is I'm going to make sure I'm on my main copy layer. Okay. And I'm going to go to file place, I was going to do a nice washed out watermarks. I'm gonna grab the green logo four. Okay, I'm going to click and drag a nice big version of it. Okay, I'm gonna put it down here like this. Okay. And I'm gonna lower the opacity. Okay? We've done this in an earlier tutorial so we're not gonna spend too long on it. Nice kind of watermark thing. Now if you want it on every page, sa...

y it's a washed out the image in the background. Every page. Just make sure it's on your pages panel and it's on your A Master. So double click a Master and put it on these two pages. Okay And it will appear in the background of all the other pages. Okay. I'm not gonna do mine now because mine's white, you're not gonna see it. Okay. The one thing with transparency is if you are working with it is to make sure you get a proof made because the capacity that looks on your screen. I bet you if I open this actual in design document open on lots of different laptops, okay. You will see that they will look different. Okay, so you might be thinking yeah, that's just the perfect amount of capacity but when you send it off to your printer it comes back and it's either way too bright or way too dull. I've done it before and to send off the business cards came back and you couldn't even tell I had a watermark. Ok. Which was not a big problem but I've had it the other way when proofs have come back and the watermark is really, really strong and just overpowers the white text as well. So get a proof done from your printer to say I want you to print the front cover only send me proof. Often a little costume, they normally call that a wet proof or if you're just printing in your office. Easy peasy printed off and check. Let's look at the more advanced transparency where we start looking at layer modes. First up, let's grab an image for this page too. So double click page two for our place, it's called image. One click open and I'm going to click and drag it out a certain size. Okay I'm zooming out, holding down my command and shift and dragging it so it is roughly roughly bigger than my page and I'm going to go now and resize it and repurposing it ws to get all my guides back, tuck it all in the center there, here we are and line it all up with my bleed and you can use your content grabber or double click it and move it across. Okay. There she is there. Nice click on the background to deselect Now, what I'm gonna do is I'm going to grab the rectangle tool and I'm going to draw a rectangle that kind of fits this sort of spaces where our kind of pull quote is going to go, I'm going to give it a fill of my green at heart red get back to my selection tool and this is where it's gonna get interesting. I want to do some stuff because capacity is going to work okay if I lower it down but it's, it ends up looking quite washed out and that's not the effect I want all that we saw at the beginning of this video. So what we do is turn the capacity back up to 100. What we're gonna do is play around with object, we're going to look at a fix and we're going to play around this one called transparency. So it's slightly different from opacity. Okay, very similar effect if you just leave it on normal, okay, I lower it down. It looks the same as opacity, but what I'm going to do is start playing around with these things called layer modes. Okay, you can see instantly the first one multiplies a whole lot better. Okay screen and you can just work your way through. Don't worry too much about there's not a perfect one every time it will depend on the color that you have the top in our case. Red. If yours is blue, it will look different with these little settings in case it does work through your image, how it affects yours and have a little look through color Burns. The one I want to go through them all, find the one you like. You can lower down the opacity afterwards. Okay, so you like color burn but just maybe not as strong and that's how we do some more kind of like interesting transparency when you add this thing called blending modes. Alright, let's click. Okay, and that'll be it for this video. Alright, I'll see you in the next one where we start looking at rounding these corners, fancy

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

Completed Files
Exercise Files