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Learning Adobe Muse by Jennifer Farley

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Adding effects to rectangles

In Muse, you can add effects such as drop shadows, bevels, and glows to a rectangle, an image, a text box, or any other object. The following sections show how we do it.

Adding a drop shadow

The drop shadow is certainly one of the most popular effects used by designers. It allows us to add some depth to our page and give the impression that the object is lifting slightly off the page. As with most design effects, moderation is the key. The following steps show us how to do it:

  1. In the Design view, select the rectangle to which you want to add a drop shadow.
  2. On the Control Panel, click on the Effects menu.
  3. Click on the Shadow category and select On.
  4. Set a Color for the shadow. Remember, not every drop shadow needs to be black. ...

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