InDesign FX: Blue Ribbon

To mark the release of InDesign CC 2014, I recorded four new InDesign FX movies for lynda.com. One of them shows how to create this blue ribbon effect.

InDesign FX blue ribbon

In the video, I show how to use three scripts that come with InDesign to precisely place guides, distort path shapes, and add points to create a perfect set of ribbon curls. Transparency effects like Satin, Bevel and Emboss, and Drop Shadow are also used to give the ribbon some realistic shading. And I demonstrate the new and improved way that InDesign CC 2014 handles the scaling of effects.

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