Applying shadow, bevel and other effects
Easily add special effects and create sophisticated drawings by applying shadows or bevel to your shapes.
To apply an effect to a shape:
- Select a shape, click on the + icon on Effects properties and select an effect.
There are 5 effects to chose from namely:
- Drop shadow
- Inner shadow
To apply a shadow to any shape:
- Select a shape
- Click on the + icon on Effects properties and select Drop shadow
Modify your shadow by tweaking these settings:
Size represent the size of the area covered by the shadow.
Offset X and Offset Y offsets the shadow in X and Y direction.
Color controls the shadow color.
Opacity controls the transparency of the shadow.
Inner shadow is similar to drop shadow but is applied to the inside of the shape, and is often used to give a sense of depth to the shape.
Settings for inner shadow are the same as drop shadow.
A bevel effect adds 3D depth to a graphic or text object by making its edges appear sloped.
Tweak your bevel effect by modifying these settings:
Depth represent the depth of the bevel.
Sharpness controls the sharpness of the bevel.
Color controls the bevel color.
Blur effect is a common and popular way to hide certain elements within the drawing or blurred background, producing crafty drawing.
Tweak your blur effect by modifying these setting:
- Size represents the size of the blur area.
To make the shape or even text glowing can use the glow effect.
Tweak your glow effect by modifying these settings:
Size represent the size of glow area.
Color controls the glow color.
Opacity controls the transparency of the glow.
Deleting an effect
To delete an effect:
- Select the shape, then go to Effects property and click on trash bin icon.
Effect on text
To add an effect to your text, simply select a shape, click on text block tool and apply effect.