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March '16

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A&E MARCH 2016 • a-e-mag.com 63 Graphic Design If you place the now detached square next to the original map, it will serve as a detailed enlargement of what's in the orig- inal map—something we're used to seeing in state maps surrounded by exploded views of the various major cities enlarged in order to give a more detailed view. We placed the square directly on top of the map originally, but that's not neces- sary. Create a new square positioning it somewhere next to the map rather than on top of it. Then check the Viewpoint button and next to that the Edit button. The square on your page will be selected with a large X at its center, though it may appear somewhere else on the page after subsequent edits. You will be able to move the X to any position on the map to enlarge that por- tion of the map. Even though the square is off to the side, wherever on the map the X is placed will become the center of your square. Until and unless you put a checkmark next to Frozen, which will convert the Lens effect into a separate object, you will be able to continue to click Edit and/or change the Amount until you've positioned and sized the Lens image as desired. [fig 3a, 3b, 3c] Magnify and Fish Eye change the shape of the objects below the Lens, but the other nine Lenses focus more on some aspect of color. These often have a third checkbox named Remove Face. Checking it limits the Lens effect to the visible lens objects only and excludes any white background behind the objects. Left unchecked, the color effect will apply to all objects behind the lens including any visible white background. Other than that, the process remains the same for all of the Lens effects. The Lens tool, then, is easy to use but requires a lot of hands-on work to become com- fortable with all of the various color effects and how they can work to your advantage. Playing with these tools helps you to see possibilities good for future reference. Here is a brief description of each of the other Lens effects: Brighten—darkens or lightens existing colors. Color Add—adds any color choice to existing colors. Color Limit—subtracts any color choice from existing colors. Custom Color Map—original colors are replaced be selecting a range of colors and options. Fish Eye—distorts objects in a concave or convex manner. Heat Map—changes color intensity of existing colors. Invert—changes all existing colors to their opposites (white/black, red/green, etc.). Magnify—see above. Tinted Grayscale—reduces colors to gray- scale then tints the grayscale to any color choice. Transparency—objects become transparent by selected amounts and can be tinted to color choice. Wireframe—image reduced to outlines whose stroke and fill can be edited to any new color choice. Check out Sample Spotlights at a-e-mag.com/spotlights Because there's always a story… Partnering To Help Your Business Grow To have your company or product featured, call Matt Wieber at 800.669.0424 x280

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