Apply an Outer Glow to an Object in Adobe InDesign CS6

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Steps

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    To begin, you should open Adobe InDesign either from your desktop or by coming down to the bottom-left corner and clicking the Windows icon
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    Clicking this will bring up a list of your recently used programs.
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    You might see "Adobe InDesign CS6" on the list
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    If you do, click "Adobe InDesign CS6". InDesign has a pink-and-purple icon with the letters "ID" on it.
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    Otherwise, click the search bar at the bottom of the screen and manually type "Adobe InDesign"
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    Then, click "Adobe InDesign CS6" to open it
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    Click "File" on the bar at the top-left of the window
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    You will be able to create a new document. You can also do this with the shortcut "Ctrl" + "N". If you prefer, you can open an existing document as well. There are other VisiHow tutorials on how to do these. We will have our document. We will need an object.
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    In this video, an object is created by clicking "Rectangle Tool"
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    There is another VisiHow tutorial on how to do this. The object will be automatically selected, as there is only one object.
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    If you already have an object, click the "Selection Tool" black arrow to select the object with which you would like to work
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    If you want to select more than one object, press the "Shift" key
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    Next, double-click the "Gradient Feather" tool on the vertical toolbar
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    This will bring up a dialogue box.
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    Uncheck the "Gradient Feather" option
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    Click the "Outer Glow" words
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    You will be able to change the settings on the right.
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    Click the "Mode" drop-down menu
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    Click a mode option
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    You can also use up and down arrows to navigate through the "Mode" options.
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    Click the box next to "Mode"
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    This will allow to change the color.
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    Click the color and "OK"
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    White and yellow will be more natural-looking when it comes to glows.
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    Click the "Opacity" arrow
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    This will allow you to change the opacity by using the scroller or by manually typing the opacity percentage.
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    You can click the "Technique" drop-down menu
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    This will allow you to add a softer or more precise glow to the object.
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    You can also change the "Size" and "Noise" values by manually typing the value or using the arrows
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    The "Size" value is in picas. We can type inches or centimeters too. The value will be automatically converted to picas.
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    Click the "Spread" arrow
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    Once you are satisfied with the changes, click "OK" to apply the changes
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This concludes our tutorial on how to apply an "Outer Glow" effect to an object 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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