7 Replies Latest reply on Mar 15, 2008 3:25 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Drop shadow

    Level 7
      I would like to make a simple drop shadow equal on all 4 sides. How can or,
      can I, do this?
      Thanks


        • 1. Re: Drop shadow
          pixlor Level 4
          Does the glow give you what you want? Instead of the drop shadow.
          • 2. Re: Drop shadow
            Level 7
            On 14 Mar 2008 in macromedia.fireworks, LinKot wrote:

            > I would like to make a simple drop shadow equal on all 4 sides. How
            > can or, can I, do this?

            It strikes me that the nature of a shadow means that it is only on one or
            two sides, and I suspect that most drop shadow tools are set up that way.

            What effect are you after? If you just want a border around all four
            sides, click on the 'Canvas Size' button, add twice the margin size you
            want to the existing canvas size, and set the canvas color to the color
            you want. If you want something with fancier edges, add a rectangle
            shape the size of the image, set the fill to transparent and the stroke
            to whatever look you want. Then hit the 'Fit Canvas' button.

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            • 3. Re: Drop shadow
              JoeDaSilva Level 4
              I use, as do many others of late, a zero-distance drop shadow. Using the Live-Filter tool on the right side of the properties panel at the bottom. Just set the distance to zero (upper left side in the panel).
              • 4. Re: Drop shadow
                Level 7
                Thanks for all of the replies, pixlor, Joe, Joey ...

                I'm interested in trying your suggestion (below) Joey ... hoever, I don't
                have a 'Live-Filter' tool. ? I have Fireworks 8
                My options are:
                Adjust Color
                Bevel and Emboss
                Blur
                Noise
                Other
                Shadow and Glow
                Sharpen

                and I don't find the 'Live-Filter' tool under any of them.

                Thanks



                "JoeyD1978" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                news:frgmil$i9$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                >I use, as do many others of late, a zero-distance drop shadow. Using the
                > Live-Filter tool on the right side of the properties panel at the bottom.
                > Just
                > set the distance to zero (upper left side in the panel).
                >


                • 5. Re: Drop shadow
                  Level 7
                  'glow' does a nice job ... gives dimension, that's what I was after. Thanks
                  so much.

                  I'll be interested to learn more about the "Live-Filter tool" ... sounds
                  like a good thing to know about.


                  "pixlor" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                  > Does the glow give you what you want? Instead of the drop shadow.


                  • 6. Re: Drop shadow
                    Level 7
                    LinKot wrote:
                    > Thanks for all of the replies, pixlor, Joe, Joey ...
                    >
                    > I'm interested in trying your suggestion (below) Joey ... hoever, I don't
                    > have a 'Live-Filter' tool. ? I have Fireworks 8
                    > My options are:
                    > Adjust Color
                    > Bevel and Emboss
                    > Blur
                    > Noise
                    > Other
                    > Shadow and Glow
                    > Sharpen
                    >
                    > and I don't find the 'Live-Filter' tool under any of them.
                    >
                    > Thanks
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > "JoeyD1978" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                    > news:frgmil$i9$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                    >> I use, as do many others of late, a zero-distance drop shadow. Using the
                    >> Live-Filter tool on the right side of the properties panel at the bottom.
                    >> Just
                    >> set the distance to zero (upper left side in the panel).
                    >>
                    >
                    >
                    In FW8, they're referred to as Live Effects and you will find them in
                    the Property inspector.

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                    • 7. Re: Drop shadow
                      Level 7
                      Thanks ... as you can tell I don't know my way around very well in
                      Fireworks. This is a great forum ... I'll have to start reading on a daily
                      basis. Thanks for your help!



                      "Jim Babbage .:CMX:. & .:Adobe Community Expert:."
                      <jbabbage@newmediaservices.ca> wrote in message
                      news:frh9rd$je6$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                      > LinKot wrote:
                      >> Thanks for all of the replies, pixlor, Joe, Joey ...
                      >>
                      >> I'm interested in trying your suggestion (below) Joey ... hoever, I don't
                      >> have a 'Live-Filter' tool. ? I have Fireworks 8
                      >> My options are:
                      >> Adjust Color
                      >> Bevel and Emboss
                      >> Blur
                      >> Noise
                      >> Other
                      >> Shadow and Glow
                      >> Sharpen
                      >>
                      >> and I don't find the 'Live-Filter' tool under any of them.
                      >>
                      >> Thanks
                      >>
                      >>
                      >>
                      >> "JoeyD1978" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                      >> news:frgmil$i9$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                      >>> I use, as do many others of late, a zero-distance drop shadow. Using the
                      >>> Live-Filter tool on the right side of the properties panel at the
                      >>> bottom. Just
                      >>> set the distance to zero (upper left side in the panel).
                      >>>
                      >>
                      >>
                      > In FW8, they're referred to as Live Effects and you will find them in the
                      > Property inspector.
                      >
                      > --
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                      > http://www.communitymx.com/free.cfm
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                      > http://www.flickr.com/photos/jim_babbage/