Dave R wrote:Richard, I really like that look. Excellent job.
I don't know InDesign very well. How hard is it to create those shadows from the PDF?
Dave, so simple!!!! Indesign is really intuitive.
Export PDF from layout with layers enabled > in Indesign drag the PDF onto a page the same size as the original > turned off all tree layers for the flat background > copy the PDF > paste in place > turned off all the background layers > turn on tree level 1 > add drop shadow > copy PDF > paste in place > turn off tree level 1 > turn on tree level 2 > repeat from level 3. > Export PDF.
If I make any changes to the Layout plan, I just re-export the base PDF and refresh the link in Indesign.