Portfolio Project

This Portfolio Project concerns drop shadows.  In this case, you will place a drop shadow behind white text, positioned against a white background.  The shadow will be the only element that defines the white text.  Therefore, the design and position of the drop shadow will play a critical role.  This exercise is designed to get you to spend time experimenting with the options in the Effects dialog box.

[5 points]

Sample Solution

  1. Open ID 7-7.indd from the server folder
  2. Save it as ID_C7_PP_Everest (your username) to your server folder
  3. Click the Selection tool, then click the center of the page to select the text frame
  4. Click Object (on the Application bar), point to Effects, then click Drop Shadow [1 pt.]
  5. Click the Preview check box
  6. Change the X Offset value to 0 [1 pt.]
  7. Change the Y Offset value to .35 [1 pt.]
  8. Click the Set Shadow Color box to experiment with different colors before choosing one [1 pt.]
  9. Experiment with at least three different X and Y Offset values
  10. Experiment with different sizes
  11. Decide on the formatting you like, then apply it by clicking OK
  12. Save your work
  13. Create a PDF file [1 pt.]
  14. Close Everest
  15. Post the files to the Hulk server