How to create glossy graphics in Adobe InDesign

Shiny and glossy appearing graphics may not be to everyone's taste but they certainly have their place and are often employed in sports branding and design. Through the next several steps I'll run through how to achieve this look using a recent Euro 2016 Wallchart I designed as an example.

Although I created this particular piece in InDesign the same techniques can be employed within Illustrator if you wish to use that, as they both run on a vector engine and share many of the same functions.

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Luke is a creative director, visual designer and digital artist, who works at THG Studios in Manchester as creative director of beauty. He previously worked for Future Publishing, where he was art editor of leading magazines such as Guitarist, T3 and Computer Arts.