In a recent InDesign Secrets article, Keith Gilbert explored How to Add a Rule Around a Paragraph. It is a very cool trick that overlaps gradients stop to create gradients that aren't really gradients at all, but rather, bands of colors that transition sharply from one color to the next. One of our readers then commented "I wonder if anyone has worked out a way to combine this with underline to create a hacked shaded box." And today I will explain how to do just that. This technique uses both InDesign and Illustrator.
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