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.
Add a rectangular object to the workspace with the Rectangle tool (r key).
With the rectangle selected, choose Insert > Timeline Effects > Effects > Drop Shadow.
In the dialog box, input values for the Color, Alpha, and Shadow Offset.
Click the Update Preview button to see the changes.
Once you are satisfied, click OK. A new graphic symbol is added to the workspace.