How to Add Effects in Adobe Fireworks CS6 - dummies

By Jennifer Smith, Christopher Smith, Fred Gerantabee

Spunk up your text in Adobe Fireworks CS6 by adding Live Effects from Photoshop. You can add drop shadows or 3D effects or even make your text look like wood!

To add effects to your text, follow these steps:

1With the Pointer tool, select some text and then click the Add Filters button in the Properties panel.

A pop-up window appears.

2Select Photoshop Live Effects.

The Photoshop Live Effects dialog box appears.

3Select the effect you want to apply.

You can find the choices in the list on the left side of the dialog box.

4Set the related options on the right side of the dialog box and click OK.

The effects are applied to your text.

Don’t apply all these effects to your text at the same time. Just because you can do something doesn’t mean that you always should.