Tip of the Week: Better Drop Shadows
This InDesign tip on making better drop shadows was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on August 2, 2018.
Sign up now and every week you’ll get a new tip, keyboard shortcut, and roundups of new articles, plus exclusive deals sent right to your Inbox!
Just scroll down to the bottom of this page, enter your email address, and click Go! We’ll take care of the rest. Now, on with the tip!
Want better-looking drop shadows? Normal drop shadows are cool, but they’re too pure, especially when printed. You’ll get a much more natural drop shadow if you increase the Noise value in the Drop Shadow dialog box a little—you only need 5 or 6 percent to help. That adds a little randomness to the pixels as the shadow fades.