Opacity, transparency and see through ness in Adobe InDesign
Opacity transparency see through in this is what the title of this video is going to be okay and it's so that this black box here, you can kind of see through is helping me see the text against this. I've done it with those green boxes here, you can see through a little bit watermark. This logo, page two is a big black box that is transparent. Let's go and do that now. Okay, so first thing we're gonna do is grab my rectangle tool. Okay, not the rectangle frame tool. I'm going to give it before I start drawing anything. I'm going to Well what you might have to do is make sure you got nothing selected, then go to the rectangle tool, make sure the stroke is set to none and the fill of this box is going to be set to black. Not registration, registration is bad. Okay. And I'm gonna draw box roughly to go around the outside. Now it's on top of my type. So I'm gonna grab my black arrow, I'm going to right click it. Okay And I'm going to go to a range and I'm going to go to send backwards and ...
by chance only has to go back once often you'll have to kind of right click it again and go send backwards until eventually you get behind the white type. It depends on when this thing was added to the document because it was last added. Okay, it's on the top of the stack so it's easy to get behind. So next I'm gonna do, I'm gonna adjust this and this lady over to the side here because we don't want the black box covering it. But what I'd like to do is lower the opacity and I just have it selected with my black arrow. And at the top here there's this one called opacity. Okay. And I'm going to slow it down slower. It's not a word, but I'll lower it anyway. Okay? And it's just you decide you know how it's going to work with a background image and how low it should go. I might do the same for this green box. Okay, so go and do that, lower this one down as well. It's just for style points. Okay. Kind of looks cool having it partly see through and it's the theme for this Book. You can see here on page two. This big black box here. It's just a kind of a cool way of having text on a black background. Okay? And we're kind of showing part of the image and start points Now. We've done it for black boxes, you can do it for anything, you can select anything lower the opacity. Okay. And have washed out text might be watermark for the logo. So let's add this guy down the bottom here. Okay, I'm gonna shrink it down, move him down here, but I'm going to lower the opacity. So he's like a little watermark, anything in the bottom there which I don't like. But anyway that is opacity. Let's get on to the next video.