InDesign FX: TV Special Rotated Text

Being a child of the ’70s, certain graphics from that era are permanently embedded in my brain. Among them is the TV “Special” logo.

InDesign FX: TV Special Rotated Text

This one is so simple, you don’t even need a video or detailed instructions. Just create a black background. Put a text frame over it and give the text a drop shadow. Set the reference point to the center. Double-click the Rotate tool to make a copy rotated about 8 degrees. Then press Command+Option+4/Ctrl+Alt+4 to use Transform Sequence Again as many times as you like.

For variations, change the color of each piece of text, alter the angle of rotation, the number of copies, add an Outer Glow, or use the Scale tool to change the size before using Transform Again.

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