1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 14, 2007 11:40 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Separating Layer Effects from Layers

    indigokj
      Does anyone know how to separate layer effects from layers in Fireworks CS3? For example, if you apply a shadow effect to a layer, is it possible to separate the shadow from the object, onto a separate layer?
        • 1. Re: Separating Layer Effects from Layers
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          indigokj wrote:
          > Does anyone know how to separate layer effects from layers in Fireworks CS3?
          > For example, if you apply a shadow effect to a layer, is it possible to
          > separate the shadow from the object, onto a separate layer?

          No there isn't. The effects are attached to objects rather than layers
          in Fireworks. You can fake it, however. Clone the image object you want
          to add the shadow to, use the Add Color live effect to change the color
          of the object to match the background, (or of it's a vector object,
          change its color the normal way). Add the shadow to the recolored clone.
          Move the cloned object behind the original, or to new layer.


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          Linda Rathgeber - Adobe Community Expert, Fireworks