Bevel and Emboss

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					                                      Bevel and Emboss Activity



1. Launch Fireworks and create a new file with a canvas size of 400 x 400.

2. Save the file to your Fireworks folder as “bevel_and_emboss.png”.

3. Save after each step. Save early, save often!

4. Set the canvas color to a tan or peach tone.

5. Click the text tool then use the Properties panel to set the font to Impact and the size to 48.

6. Create 4 separate text objects that contain the following lines of text:
      a. Inner Bevel
      b. Inset Emboss
      c. Outer Bevel
      d. Raised Emboss

7. Arrange your text objects on the canvas to be stacked similar to the sample seen on this page.

8. Click the Pointer tool then click on the “Inner Bevel” text object. Make the following changes to it:
       a. Change the color to blue or some other dark color.
       b. On the Properties panel, click the + (plus sign) next to “Effects:” on the right side of the
           panel.
           Point to “Bevel and Emboss”, and then click Inner Bevel.
       c. Notice that there are numerous settings that can be modified from the edge shape to angle
           to the button preset. Feel free to experiment with the settings. The sample used the settings
           seen in the image to the right.
       d. Once you have your settings the way you like, click anywhere in the canvas area of you file
           to accept the changes.
       e. If you don’t like the settings, click once on the filter setting on the Properties panel and then
           click the – (minus sign) to delete the setting. You can then repeat the previous steps and try
           other settings.
       f. When done, move on to the next step.

9. Click the Pointer tool then click on the “Inset Emboss” text object. Make the following changes:
       a. Change the color to purple or some other dark color.
       b. On the Properties panel, click the + (plus sign) next to “Effects:” on the right side of the
           panel. Point to “Bevel and Emboss”, then click Inset Emboss.
       c. Feel free to experiment with the settings. Once you have your settings the way you like, click
           anywhere in the canvas area of you file to accept the changes. The sample used the setting
           seen in the image to the right.
       d. If you don’t like the settings, remove the filter and try again.
       e. When done, move on to the next step.
10. Click the Pointer tool then click on the “Outer Bevel” text object. Make the following changes to it:
       a. Change the color to green or some other medium/light color.
       b. On the Properties panel, click the + (plus sign) next to “Effects:” on the right side of the
          panel.
          Point to “Bevel and Emboss”, then click Outer Bevel.
       c. Feel free to experiment with the settings. Once you have your settings the way you like, click
          anywhere in the canvas area of you file to accept the changes. The sample used the setting
          seen in the image to the right.
       d. If you don’t like the settings, remove the filter and try again.
       e. When done, move on to the next step.

11. Click the Pointer tool then click on the “Raised Emboss” text object. Make the following changes:
       a. For this one, the color will not matter because it will be removed.
       b. On the Properties panel, click the + (plus sign) next to “Effects:” on the right side of the
          panel.
          Point to “Bevel and Emboss”, then click Raised Emboss.
       c. Feel free to experiment with the settings. Once you have your settings the way you like, click
          anywhere in the canvas area of you file to accept the changes. The sample used the setting
          seen in the image to the right. The only setting you must match is to turn off “Show
          object”. This makes the text transparent.
       d. If you don’t like the settings, remove the filter and try again.
       e. When done, move on to the next step.

12. Export the image into a gif format by doing the following:
      a. Click the file menu and click Export Preview…
      b. In the Format drop down box, choose GIF.
      c. Click the Export… button.
      d. Verify that the file is being exported to your Fireworks folder and contains the name
         “bevel_and_emboss.gif”.
      e. Click Export.

13. You’re finished! Save your file to your FW folder for future grading.

				
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