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Instant InDesign: Designing Templates for Fast and Efficient Page Layout by Gabriel Powell

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Applying Transparency Effects

InDesign CS3 provides a wealth of transparency effects that can be creatively applied to any object—even imported images. Many of the special effects you once had to create in Photoshop or Illustrator can now be created within InDesign, speeding up the time it takes to produce a publication. Best of all, you can use object styles to quickly apply frequently used transparency effects and manage their consistent use throughout a publication.

Note

If you select a graphic with the Direct Selection tool, any applied transparency effects will only affect the graphic. If you select a group, any applied effects will affect all the objects and text in the group, so use the Direct Selection tool to apply effects to objects ...

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