4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 11, 2007 5:57 PM by Stéphano

    Masking a drop shadow

    Stéphano
      I have created an object with a drop shadow. I want to mask that object but the drop shadow remains on the mask. How can I mask the object AND its drop shadow without having a drop shadow on the mask ?
        • 1. Re: Masking a drop shasow
          Level 7
          Don't put a drop shadow on the object?

          If you don't want the mask to have a drop shadow I guess I don't
          understand why you would need it in the first place.
          Could you elaborate?

          alex

          St?phano wrote:
          > I have created an object with a drop shadow. I want to mask that object but the
          > drop shadow remains on the mask. How can I mask the object AND its drop shadow
          > without having a drop shadow on the mask ?
          >
          • 2. Re: Masking a drop shasow
            Level 7
            I think the question is this:

            -draw a square and give it a dropshadow
            -now draw a circle centered on any corner of the square
            -cut the circle and past as mask
            -FW will apply the dropshadow to the circular shape as opposed to
            masking the square w/ shadow as though it were one image

            If I'm right... try this:
            draw the square and apply dropshadow
            select the square and hit ctrl+g to create a group of one object
            now apply your mask.

            I think that'll work but I dont have FW on this computer

            -Alex (a different Alex)
            • 3. Re: Masking a drop shasow
              Level 7
              Ok, now I get it. Yes, that works Alex.

              a different Alex from a different Alex
              :)

              Alexander Ross wrote:
              > I think the question is this:
              >
              > -draw a square and give it a dropshadow
              > -now draw a circle centered on any corner of the square
              > -cut the circle and past as mask
              > -FW will apply the dropshadow to the circular shape as opposed to
              > masking the square w/ shadow as though it were one image
              >
              > If I'm right... try this:
              > draw the square and apply dropshadow
              > select the square and hit ctrl+g to create a group of one object
              > now apply your mask.
              >
              > I think that'll work but I dont have FW on this computer
              >
              > -Alex (a different Alex)
              • 4. Re: Masking a drop shadow
                Stéphano Level 1
                Thank you to both of you for answering. Very appreciated. :)