The Riddle of the Ring Contest Answer and Winner
It’s time to reveal the solution—and the winner—for this month’s InDesignSecrets contest!
Here’s the scenario:
With apologies to Tolkien fans, here’s a Riddle of the Ring that even Bilbo Baggins couldn’t solve (because as far as I know they didn’t have InDesign in Middle Earth).
You have a single page document. The only thing on that page is a single rectangular frame filled with Black and no stroke. In the center of the frame, appears a mysterious ring.
There are no linked or embedded graphics.
There is nothing pasted into the frame.
What is making this ring appear in the frame?
Solution: The ring is created by a Gradient Feather effect applied to the frame. You can see this by going to the Effects panel and hovering your cursor over the FX icon at the Object level.
Double-click on that same FX icon to open the Effects dialog box, where you can see that the Gradient Type is set to Radial. And the appearance of a ring is created by dragging the Gradient Stops to adjust the width of the gradient.
And the winner of this contest is…
Vinny wins 3 months access to videos of any 2 days of CreativePro Week 2017.
Thanks to everyone who entered, and be on the lookout for another contest with a new great prize next month!