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How to create a good looking shadow

Posted on 1998-06-28
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I am using Corel 7. I want to add shadows to some clip arts I am using by creating a duplicate, painting it grey, then offsetting it a bit.  It gives the effect of a shadow but it certainly does not look professional enough.  I tried to use gradient in the shadow and it improved a bit. What is the best way to create a shadow ?
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There are tools you can download from sites that will automatically do stuff like shadow and bevel and other stuff. Just do a little searching.  
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Do you have Corel PhotoPaint as well as Draw? PhotoPaint has automatic tools for drop shadows.

Another idea is, if you have another photo editing program, make a copy of the clip art as a .bmp or .gif file, open it in the photo editing program, and do the following to it: select the object, fill it gray, then apply a blur effect to the object and several milimeters of white space around it. You may have to blur it several times to get the effect you want. Then save it, open it in Corel, and stick it behind the original clip art, save and print, and you should be right on track.

--EbenBrooks
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