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Author Topic: Re: How do you do Shadow mats with text and a drawing/photo  (Read 2453 times)

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Offline Aussie Carolyn

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Re: How do you do Shadow mats with text and a drawing/photo
« on: September 01, 2010, 07:16:26 PM »
Two of the easiest ways to add a shadow mat to a design with text and some shapes is to use either path>outset or path>linked offset.

They both have advantages and it often depends on the design. Linked offset is very fast to do but does round any corners on stars and squares. Outset has a few more steps but does not round corners. Two down-loadable files at the end of this post.

If anyone else has suggestions please feel free to add them here. I don't doubt there are other ways this could be achieved.
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Offline Debbiedw

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Re: How do you do Shadow mats with text and a drawing/photo
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2010, 01:02:23 PM »
Thank you.  I will try them out this weekend as I am at work right now.
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Offline Pitarolle

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Re: Re: How do you do Shadow mats with text and a drawing/ph
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2010, 09:13:26 AM »
Thank you for extremely clear instructions.  I amazed myself for managing to do it first time without any hiccups!  I must get to grips with this program ......
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