Applying Bevel and Emboss in Adobe InDesign
"Bevel and Emboss" effects add depth to text and to objects. To demonstrate "Bevel and Emboss," create a text frame and then select it with the "Direct Selection" tool. In the "Effects" window, click on "Text." On the lower right hand side of the "Effects" window, you will see a small fx button. Click on it and you will see an option menu that shows you a lot of special effects from which you can choose (notice that transparency is the default option at the top).
Choose "Bevel and Emboss" from the menu. This option allows you to give text and objects a 3D feel.
If you select "Inner Bevel," you will see that the bevel is created within the constraints of the text or object.
"Outer Bevel" will impinge on the fill of the object or text, extending the bevel outward.
Emboss gives the appearance that the text or object is rising from the page or sinking below it by coloring part of the object as well as the area around it.
Pillow Emboss mimics the effects of stitches in a pillow where the stitching sinks in and the rest of the object or text is raised.
Explore all the shadow, highlight, opacity, and techniques and see how they affect objects that are beveled and embossed.