Quark XPress - Blend Text Layers Into A Jellylike Substance


It's easy enough to apply a "gel" effect to text in Adobe Photoshop, but there's a downside--Photoshop rasterizes text, which is great for the web, but not so great for print. We'll show you how to create a gel effect in InDesign that preserves the natural vector characteristics of text for superior print results.


To embellish text with a gel effect, we'll:


  • Type and format text to create the basis for this technique.
  • Duplicate layers so that we can build on the effect.
  • Apply transparency effects to soften edges and blend layers.

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