Drop Shadows

Go on then, if you mustadd a drop shadow: Object > Drop Shadow (Cmd+Option+M/Ctrl+Alt+M). Just bear in mind the following:

  • Everybody and their dog uses drop shadows (not that they can't look very effective), so avoid the "default" look, and experiment with the settings.
  • Make sure the text is bigat least 30 points.

Figure 18.7. Drop Shadows.

Figure 18.8. Drop Shadow Dialog.


Custom Type with Create Outlines

Part I: Character Formats

Getting Started

Going with the Flow

Character Reference

Getting the Lead Out

Kern, Baby, Kern

Sweating the Small Stuff: Special Characters, White Space, and Glyphs

OpenType: The New Frontier in Font Technology

Part II: Paragraph Formats

Aligning Your Type

Paragraph Indents and Spacing

First Impressions: Creating Great Opening Paragraphs

Dont Fear the Hyphen

Mastering Tabs and Tables

Part III: Styles

Stylin with Paragraph and Character Styles

Mo Style

Part IV: Page Layout

Setting Up Your Document

Everything in Its Right Place: Using Grids

Text Wraps: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Type Effects



InDesign Type. Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign CS2
InDesign Type: Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign CS2
ISBN: 0321385446
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 186
Authors: Nigel French

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