How to Apply Bevel Effect in Fireworks


A bevel effect can be applied to create a 3D effect to any object in Adobe Fireworks CS3. A bevel effect can be applied to create an inner or outer bevel. Keep reading to find out how you can apply this effect to your Firework objects.

Things You'll Need

  • Adobe Fireworks CS3
  • Start Adobe Fireworks CS3, and open a document from your files that contains an object to which you would like to apply a bevel effect.

  • Choose the Pointer tool from the Fireworks toolbox and click on the object to which you want to apply the bevel. The object will appear with a blue outline around it once it is selected. The "Properties" pane at the bottom of the screen will display the properties for the selected object.

  • Click the "+" button to right of the word "Filters" on the right side of the "Properties" pane to display the effects that can be applied to the selected object in the form of a pop-up menu.

  • Point to "Bevel and Emboss" and choose either "Inner Bevel" or "Outer Bevel." "Inner Bevel" will bevel the selected objects inward into the canvas while "Outer Bevel" will bevel the object outward from itself. The effect will be immediately applied to the selected object.

  • Double-click on the bevel effect in the list of effects under the word "Filters." A small window will appear that contains the settings for the bevel effect.

  • Use the menu at the top of the window to choose the type of bevel you would like to apply.

  • Set the width, contrast, softness and angle of the applied bevel.

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