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Chrome Effect

Jul 31, 2012 12:19 PM

I learned how to create a chrome effect in InDesign by creating and applying a multi-stop gradient (top image below) The gradient can be applied either linearly or radially.

Is there a way to create the effect so that there is a curve to it like on the second image below.




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    Jul 31, 2012 1:22 PM   in reply to GFP1963

    Indesign will be limited to the effects you can create. But here are some things you can try... You can add a radial grad to text in a frame, like top image. You can separate each character so the effect is different on each character, like middle image. You can try multiple images with different effects, transparencies and layer them, like bottom image


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    Jul 31, 2012 1:23 PM   in reply to Jeffrey_Smith

    XXL Cool -- is that bottom one still live text as well?

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    Jul 31, 2012 1:34 PM   in reply to [Jongware]

    Well, yes and no. The bottom image is live text, but there are three sets of frames layered that make up the image, so you could edit, but not easily.

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    Jul 31, 2012 1:47 PM   in reply to [Jongware]

    Mike Rankin is a master of InDesign effects. He wrote an inexpensive eBook about them, available from


    The InDesignSecrets  Guide to Graphic Effects

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