Note: to print this out, simply select File/Print from your web browser's menu bar.
Following is how the example on page 116 - 117 should now be used:
1. Open a new file 300x100 pixels. Open the Objects roll-up by selecting View/Roll-Up/Objects.
2. Fill the background with a pattern that you created in Chapter Four by double-clicking on the Fill tool to open the Fill Roll-up. Select Bitmap Fill/Edit/Import. Select the tile you want to use as a background. Fill the background with the Fill tool.
3. Select dark gray or black as the paint color. Click the Text tool on the image, and type the word "shadow". Use a bold typeface at about 40 points. Of course, you don't want to forget the anti-aliasing.
4. Lock the Background layer by clicking the lock icon on the Objects Palette. Then, with the type selected, apply Effects/Blur/Gaussian Blur at about 5 pixels. Locking the background layer prevents the background from becoming blurred.
5. Recreate the text as you did for the shadowed text in step three, this time using a color other than black. You can nudge the text so that it is slightly offset from the shadow behind it by using the arrow keys or click-dragging the type with the mouse.Here, I've used a pale green. Remember to select Objects/Combine/Combine All Objects with Background, then save as a gif or jpg.