Create striking images using InDesign's blending modes

It isn’t necessary to take images into Photoshop to make a dynamic layout. Providing you have the right assets to start with, there is now a lot of freedom within InDesign to experiment with a multitude of blending modes to create some dynamic effects.

To work through this you'll need a CMYK image of a model or an object, or you can use the image in the support files. The image will need to have an alpha channel, or alternatively, it can just be a cutout. You need a greyscale version of the same image as well as a greyscale textured image. Make sure these are saved as PSD files as this will give you the most flexibility when using them in InDesign (see our InDesign CS6 review for more).

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