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