How to Apply Shadow Effects in Fireworks


A shadow effect can be applied to any object in Adobe Fireworks CS3 to add a drop shadow to that object. This quick process will get a result that adds dimension and interest to your document. Follow the steps below to apply the drop shadow effect in Fireworks.

Things You'll Need

  • Adobe Fireworks CS3
  • Start Adobe Fireworks CS3, and open an existing document that contains an object to which you would like to apply a shadow effect.

  • Select the Pointer tool from the Fireworks toolbox and click to choose the object in the document to which you would like to apply the shadow. The Properties pane at the bottom of the screen will display the properties for the chosen object.

  • Click the "+" button by the word "Filters" on the right side of the Properties pane to display a pop-up menu. Point to "Shadow and Glow," and click on "Drop Shadow." A basic drop shadow will be applied to the selected object, and the effect will be listed as "Drop Shadow" under the word "Filters."

  • Double-click "Drop Shadow" from the list to display a small window that contains the settings for the drop shadow you have just added.

  • Change the number in the distance text box to modify the distance of the drop shadow. You can click on the color well to change the color of the shadow or check the "Knockout" option to take the object away and only keep the shadow.

  • Use the settings on the right side of the small window to change the opacity, softness and angle of the drop shadow.

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