In my InDesign FX course at lynda.com I have a movie on how to create a realistic pin effect from any text or image.
I’ll admit that this one took me a long time to figure out. I tried a bunch of different techniques, but none of them really created a convincing set of highlights and shadows. Then finally I thought of a way to combine blend modes, Drop Shadow, and Bevel and Emboss to transform an ordinary circle into realistic pin that you can fill with anything you like. Check it out in InDesign FX.
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