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Let us say, I want to add an effect to this front page I should want a little drop shadow that appears from this line almost as if this part of our page is something that maybe false over and we could see a little drop shadow appearing over the type and over the image so that is something we have to do in Photoshop. We can again do this inside of InDesign. So what I am going to do scroll up to the top of the document, turn off the preview mode and once again in the layer’s palette check that this time I am on the shadow layer because I do want this to appear above the images. Come back across to the tools palette and once again, select the rectangle tool. Now again, I am just going to click anywhere inside the page and draw the rectangle. Just temporarily go back to the main selection tool and then drag this and you will see that because it is transparent, I can not pick it up from its center. I do have to grab it from an outside edge. Drag it across so it snaps on to this right-hand guide, change its height so it again fix the top bleed and scroll up the page. Make sure its height fits the bottom bleed right away down here and then adjust the width so maybe it fits just that first margin.
Now the moment its fill completely transparent, two more things will turn this very quickly into a shadow. Let us come over to this Swatches palette and you will see a gradient and it is called shadow gradient. Again, I am just checking that I am on fill and not stroke for this object. Go ahead and click that, you will see it fills the shape with a nice soft gradient that goes from gray to a white. What I will do is just zoom up on this so you can see as it is supplied and we go just a solid gradient.
Come down here to the transparency palette now and just like before change the blending mode, but this time use multiply that will add the colors of the gradient to everything you see beneath it. So if I just deselect now and turn on preview, you can see that this gray scale further nails since it is quite happily on top of the image here and also bleeds nicely over the top of our type.
Now if I fit the page in the window, go ahead and turn off preview mode again to couple more things to add before this page is complete. There is the logo for the museum which is going to go up here and its address which we will drop down here, actually on its size, so all of the types on here are actually going to be designed vertically.
So the first thing is to bring in the logo. I am just going to make sure that in my latest palette I have selected the logo layer just to keep it nicely organized. Once again, I am going to go down to the File menu and choose place and from the quick start tool folder, go ahead and choose the Berliner logo silver. So this is for the Berliner Museum of Art. Go ahead and click open. Once again, brings up the place PDF dialog box and I am going to make sure it set to just art. Click OK, scroll it across a bit and click to place the image. You can see it is very large. I am just going to scale this down very, very quickly to a preset size. What I am going to do is turn on the link icon here for the sizes so instead of scaling the actual percentage of the object, we will simply going to key in the value that we wanted to be in terms of height. So I am going to turn on the link here so that the width and height will change it the same time. Change that to about 10 millimeters, very small but very, very compact. Lay that down here and I am just going to change the width of the frame just by dragging its side pulling it out so it fits this margin and the reason I am doing that is want this logo to be perfectly centered on this column. The easiest way to do that is to take the frame to a specific size and then use the icons up here again in the control palette to center the image within the frame. Go ahead and click that and it is automatically down. It is a very cool way to center an object on a page simply by changing the frame that it fits in.