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Object Effect

Release Date: 03-20-12

You can add 3-D or shadow effect to a picture by following these steps:

(1) Select the appropriate picture.

(2) In the Picture Styles section of the Picture Tools tab, select Object Effect.

(3) Select Shadow Setting and 3-D Settings in the toolbar and choose your preferred styles.

Shadow Settings

The steps to set shadow are as follows:

(1) Select the appropriate picture.

(2) In the Shadow Setting section of the Picture Tools tab, select Shadow Style.

(3) To adjust the size and direction of the shadow, select the shadow spinner to the right of the Shadow On / Off button:

shadow color

Figure 2.5—12 The shadow setting menu

(4) The four functions of the shadow spinner:

  • Shift Shadow Up: move the shadow to the top of the object.
  • Shift Shadow Down: move the shadow to the bottom of the object.
  • Shift Shadow Left: move the shadow to the left of the object.
  • Shift Shadow Right: move the shadow to the right of the object.

Set Shadow Color

To change the color of a shadow:

(1) Go to the Shadow Setting section of the Drawing Tools tab, and select the arrow beside the Shadow Color button. You can then select any color that you like from the Color dialog box, shown as follows:

set shadow color

Figure 2.5—13 Set the color of a shadow

(2) Select your color preference and click OK.

(3) Select Semitransparent Shadow to meet your personal demands in the Color Panel.