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Review questions

1How do you change the color of the white areas of a black-and-white image? The black areas?
2How can you change transparency effects without changing the Opacity value of an object?
3What is the importance of the stacking order of layers and of objects within layers when you work with transparency?
4Will the transparency effects you create in InDesign CS2 appear in a PDF that you export from InDesign?

Review answers

1To change the white areas, select the object with the Selection tool and then select the color in the Swatches palette. To change the black areas, select the object with the Direct Selection tool and then select the color you want to use in the Swatches palette.
2Besides selecting the object and changing the Opacity value in the Transparency palette, you can also create transparency effects by changing the blending mode, feathering the edges of the object, or adding drop shadows that have transparency settings. Blending modes determine how the base color and the blend color will be combined to produce a resulting color.
3The transparency of an object affects the view of objects below (behind) it in the stacking order. For example, objects below a semitransparent object can be seen behind it—like objects behind a colored plastic film. Opaque objects block the view of the area behind them in the stacking order, regardless of whether the objects behind them have reduced Opacity values, feathering, or blending modes.
4Yes, if you export the PDF using compatibility settings of Acrobat 5.0 or later, the transparency is preserved in the resulting PDF file.


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