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Learning Adobe Muse

By : Jennifer Farley
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Learning Adobe Muse

By: Jennifer Farley

Overview of this book

Adobe Muse is an exciting new tool from the world's foremost design software company which allows users to create beautiful and fully functioning websites without writing any code. It provides graphic designers the power to use their print design skills over the Web. This book will help web designers as well as graphic designers to master Adobe Muse quickly. It will provide step-by-step instructions that guide you through building a website with Adobe Muse."Learning Adobe Muse" will teach you how to plan, design and publish websites using Adobe Muse. It starts by covering the tools and interface of the program and moves on to the concepts you'll need to understand for laying out your web pages. You'll learn how to format text using reusable styles, add images, create a clean navigation system, and add interactive elements such as panels and slideshows to your pages and all this without writing a single line of code!By the end of the book you will have created a smartlydesigned, fully-functioning website.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Learning Adobe Muse
About the Author
About the Reviewers

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. 1. In the Design view, select the rectangle to which you want to add a drop shadow.

  2. 2. On the Control Panel, click on the Effects menu.

  3. 3. Click on the Shadow category and select On.

  4. 4. Set a Color for the shadow. Remember, not every drop shadow needs to be black. We can create a more subtle effect by choosing a color which is a darker shade of the main page's background color. Choose a dark navy color for this exercise.

  5. 5. Set the opacity of the Shadow to 60 as shown in the following screenshot...