Drop Shadow

Drop Shadow

Flash CS3 Tutorial


How to Create a Hard Edged Drop Shadow in Flash



The Timeline Effect Drop Shadow creates a hard edged shadow. For a soft edged drop shadow, see topic, Drop Shadow Filter in the Filters section.


Step One

Add a rectangular object to the workspace with the Rectangle tool (r key).

Step Two

With the rectangle selected, choose Insert > Timeline Effects > Effects > Drop Shadow.

Step Three

In the dialog box, input values for the Color, Alpha, and Shadow Offset.

Step Four

Click the Update Preview button to see the changes.

Step Five

Once you are satisfied, click OK. A new graphic symbol is added to the workspace.

Modifying Drop Shadow Effect

Once you have created the Drop Shadow Effect you can open and modify the effect settings by choosing Modify > Timeline Effects > Edit Effect.