InDesign Tips: Creating and Displaying Transparencies
The import, creation, and display of transparent objects in InDesign continue to be the page-layout programs heads-above-the-rest feature. But do you know all the ways in which transparency appears in InDesign? Drop shadows, feathered effects, and knockouts are all considered transparencies in addition to opacity controls and blend modes.
Not understanding all of InDesign's transparency options could lead to a failure to flatten -- and ultimately a file that won't print.
If you're an InDesign user, you'll want to keep this short overview of its transparency-creation features next to your monitor. We also include an explanation of the options to view transparent objects in InDesign.
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