Add an Inner Glow Effect in Adobe InDesign CS6
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You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to apply an "Inner Glow" effect in Adobe InDesign CS6 in Windows 7.
To begin, you should open Adobe InDesign either from your desktop or by coming down to the bottom-left corner and clicking once on the Windows icon. Clicking this will bring up a list of your recently used programs.
You might see "Adobe InDesign CS6" on the list. If you do, click "Adobe InDesign CS6", which has a pink-and-purple icon with the letters "ID" on it.
Otherwise, click on the search bar at the bottom of the screen and manually type "Adobe InDesign".
Then, click "Adobe InDesign CS6" to open it.
Click "File" on the bar at the top left of the screen. You will create a new document. You can also do this with the shortcut "Ctrl" + "N". If you prefer, you can open an existing document from this menu as well. There are other VisiHow tutorials on how to do these. In this case, a new document is created. Our "Selection Tool" will be selected.
You can click the "Selection Tool" icon. The icon is the black arrow at the top of the vertical toolbar on the left side of the screen. This is used to select objects that you want to edit.
In this video, "Rectangle Tool" is used to create an object. Then, you can proceed to apply the glow effect. As an one object has been created, it is automatically selected. A blue frame around the edge indicates that the object is selected and ready to be edited.
If you want to select more than one object hold "Shift" and click the objects.
Next, double-click the "Gradient Feather Tool" icon. The icon looks like a rectangle with a horizontal gradient. Clicking the icon reveals the "Effects" menu.
The first thing you need to do is uncheck "Gradient Feather".
Click the words "Inner Glow". You will be able to access the settings as well as apply the effect.
After that, click the "Mode" drop-down menu under "Blending". Use the menu to experiment to decide which mode is the best, depending on colors, textures, shapes, etc. You can navigate through the options by using the up and down arrows on the keyboard.
Next to "Mode", you can click the box to change the color.
Click the "Color" drop-down menu. To be more dynamic, you can use the "Swatches" menu. You can also choose "RGB", "CMYK", and "Lab" options as well.
Click a color. White is obvious for a glow.
Click "OK" to apply the change.
To change the "Opacity" percentage, manually type a percentage or click the arrow and use the scroller. A low opacity will make the glow look more natural in most cases.
Click the "Technique" drop-down menu. You have two options: "Softer" or "Precise". "Softer" is more natural.
You can click the "Source" drop-down menu.
Click either "Edge" or "Center".
You may need to go back and change "Mode" for "Blending". It will make quite a dramatic difference to the shape.
To change the "Size" value, use the up and down arrows or manually type the amount you prefer. Inches and centimeters can be typed, and InDesign will manually convert them for you to picas.
You can click the "Choke" arrow and use the scroller or manually type a value.
You can change "Noise" in the same way as "Choke".
Click "OK" to apply your changes.
This concludes our tutorial on how to apply an "Inner Glow" effect in Adobe InDesign CS6 in Windows 7. If you have any questions or comments regarding this video or the program used, then just add them to the comment section below. Thank you for choosing VisiHow!
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