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InDesign Template Essentials: Special Effects

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This time we have a batch of fun graphic effects, like the kind you’ll find in my ebook, The InDesignSecrets Guide to Graphic Effects, and my course InDesign FX.

There are six main categories of effects, and several variations within each category—and all are easy to use in your documents. Just copy and paste from the InDesign file and tweak to your liking. The download file has more information about how the effects are constructed and how to get the most out of them.

You can spruce up placed images to look like Polaroid instant photos or fancy matted and framed pictures. There are liquid and metallic effects, as well as paper effects like banners, ribbons, stickers, and decals. Everything is set up with an object style, so it’s easy to apply these looks to your own content.



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Mike Rankin

Mike Rankin

Editor in Chief of, InDesign Magazine, and Author of LinkedIn Learning courses on InDesign, Illustrator, GIMP, Inkscape, and Affinity Publisher.
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7 Comments on “InDesign Template Essentials: Special Effects

    • Hi Pam-

      In the download package you will find an IDML file. Open it with CS5.5 (it works with any version back to CS4), and you should be good to go.

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