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Terrific Type Effects

InDesign Magazine Issue 146 coverThis article appeared in Issue 146 of InDesign Magazine.

Looking for ways to help your designs stand out from the crowd? Type effects always offer a good return on investment when it comes to adding flair. Here are some classic typographic effects created with InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop, all of which are quick to apply and easy to adapt. You’re probably familiar with some of these, but there are also some tricks that you may have overlooked.

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Nigel French is a graphic designer, photographer, author, and teacher living in Lewes, UK. He is the author of InDesign Type, and a LinkedIn Learning Instructor with many courses on design and typography.