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Appearing black lines while creating a shadow effect to an image!

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Once I created a document and pasted an image. Then I wanted to set a shadow effect to this image and saw this issue:

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So how can I fix this?

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Appearing black lines while creating a shadow effect to an image!

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Once I created a document and pasted an image. Then I wanted to set a shadow effect to this image and saw this issue:

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Paste?

Never paste image to InDesign, always use File>Place command, or drag'n'drop from Explorer/Finder.

In any case, your image must be saved as a separate file on your HD, and placed to ID as an external link.

If issue persists, examine your image in Photoshop, maybe resave to be sure.

If it is jpeg or any other lossy format, after editing better save as psd or tiff, or pdf, and place to ID that. Don't re-save jpegs.

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I'm assuming that you're talking about the sharp, dark edge around the drop shadow surrounding your image, so if I'm a bit off base, please correct me.

I think I see a couple of things you can adjust to get better results:

1) The default Opacity: setting for an InDesign drop shadow is 75%. With a tight drop shadow, that tends to give you the heavy effects and funky banding which appears in your sample image. If you click on the right-pointing chevron to the right of that percentage in the edit box, it opens a slider which you can use to quickly judge the quality of your drop shadow's darkness — as well as how it appears above any element/color build situated behind it.

If you asked me, I'd scale it back around the 40-45% range to make it a softer, easier-blending drop shadow. But if that doesn't meet your desired effect, first selecting the Preview check box and using the slider lets you pick an opacity setting that'd be more appealing to your eye and judgment.

2) As for the drop shadow lining up perfectly against the left edge of your image, boosting the X Offset: edit box with a larger positive number will move the shadow further to the right and make it look more like the light is appearing well to the top-left of your image. Be advised that the upward- and downward-pointing chevrons jump in large amounts, and you may have to click into the edit box and dial in a number between two chevron clicks to get your desired result.

Also, winterm is steering you right about placing images into InDesign rather than copying/pasting them into your layouts. You'll get much better results putting graphics into your InDesign layouts that way. I think between his suggestion and mine, you'll be able to dial in more desirable results for your images within InDesign.

Good luck. Hope this helps ...

Randy

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Hi dragonixt29921437 ,

I think we need to see more what's going on around your image.

Best do a screenshot of the whole page with frame edges showing, hidden characters showing.

If you export the page to PDF/X-4 with all transparency intact can you still see the three black lines in the area of the drop shadow?

Are there any frame edges stacked below from other objects?

Regards,
Uwe

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I came here in search of an answer to the same issue. I have never experienced that issue before. (The horizontal black lines appearing in the shadow behind the image) I have just started using Windows 10 and I'm getting the same horizontal black lines behind any image with a shadow or gradient. Any suggestions on how to fix this?

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I've got the same issue on brand new PC. Old one never made such lines.

In my case lines are very thin (one pixel?)

Good is that export to pdf is without lines. But it doesn't look good while you're working.

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