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Super User II

Drop Shadow Effect for all to use

Hello to all,


Seeing that there are some questions about effects seen in the recent Monthly new features videos by Amanda (using the Sunset Layout generously made available by website) I have prepared a few files of "Canvases" which include a few effects (Slight Bevel, Drop Shadow...)  to be used in reports. I have uploaded theses files in OneDrive for all to use, and if anyone would like to host them on their website feel free to do so -I'd appreciate a reference, but no problems if not. The folders include PNG files (and PSD files, if someone is interested in doing their own tweaks in Photoshop, Gimp or wherever.) 

Canvas Drop Shadow etc

The shapes temselves are transparent, so adaptable to all report backrounds/pages.
Here are a couple of examples of the "canvas" with Drop Shadow and bevel (except for one) used in a sample page with a dummy report and graphs:

Canvas with Graphs placed on topCanvas with Graphs placed on top


You can import the image using the import "Image" on the ribbon under "Home". Ideally you should use the "·Fit" option under the Format/Scaling menu for the image :

Format Image.JPG

and re-adjust the size and shape to suit your visual. You can, of course, add coloured shapes as backrounds, or use the Backround and formatting options under the Format menu, to your liking. The actual visual can be "layered" on top of the image to generate the drop-shadow effect, using the "Bring Forward"/"Send Backward" options under the Format Menu ribbon.

Please let me know if  there are any particular requests, and I will do my best to comply (though no full commitment to do so)

All the best,




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Re: Drop Shadow Effect for all to use



Thanks for the sharing.

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