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Creating a Shadow Effect with Vision Pro

Creating a Shadow Effect with Vision Pro

When burnishing or diamond dragging, numerous shadowing effects can be achieved by following these simple steps:

  • Create text using a non-engraving or outline font. (These are hollow letters that can be filled, for exampleHollow ABC. This effect can also be applied to the Vision-Pro Shapes Tool when creating rectangles, stars, arrows and other polygons.)
  • With the text selected – From the ARRANGE drop down menu, select TEXT TO GRAPHICS.
  • With the graphic selected – From the TRANSFORM drop down menu, select SHADOW.
  • In the Shadow Smart Bar, select a shadow style

Shadow Smart Bar

  • On the selected graphic, click the small circle/nub and drag it any direction until the desired effect is reached.

Shadow Effects

  • From the ARRANGE drop down menu, select MAKE PATH.
  • From the ENGRAVE drop down menu, select CREATE TOOL PATH, and then FILL.
  • Select the appropriate Tool.
  • The FILL STYLE provides many options to choose from. Experiment to see which style provides the desired effect.

Fill Style1   Fill Style2

  • In the S-Sweep, Line Sweep and Sweep Tool Down options, the FILL ANGLE can be adjusted to increase the effect. Choose a 10-20% overlap. Simply experiment with the options until the desired effect is achieved.
  • Click OK.

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