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Shadows
Crisp Vector Shadows
Composite Image Shadows
Soft Bitmap Shadows
Distortion
Separate Effects
Transparency
Additive Effects
Shear Transform
Screen shot of shadowing effects with EazyDraw on mac os x.

Drop Shadows and Advanced Lighting Effects:

EazyDraw provides three methods (bitmap, vector, and image) for creating professional shadowing effects with just the click of a checkbox. The Vector and Image methods are drawn by EazyDraw with vector technology to provide fully scalable shadows with distortion (shear, tilt, and skew) capability. The bitmap method is drawn with Apple's Core Imaging technology, providing your graphics with the best quality soft shadows.

The same shadows you see on your Mac:

Soft shadows are provided using core OS X graphics capability. This is the technology that Apple uses in the Finder. So you can create the same shadowing effects that you see on your Mac's desktop.

Drop Shadow:

Crisp edge (100%) or fuzzy edge, get the effect you want. Pick a color, transparency, bloom, blur radius - all the control you need to generate photo-realistic shadows.

Distortion With Affine Transform:

Use the Free transform matrix distort and shape the shadow. Use this to stimulate height and depth perception. Apply shear and skew to the shadow independently from the shear and skew of the graphic.

Cut a Shadow Loose
The vector shadows are Bezier curves too. So we can separate the shadow from the host graphic. It then becomes a graphic on its own. A very handy capability. This is a great way to interactively transform objects. Create the object, add the shadow, twist and distort the shadow, then disconnect-you have a new twisted and distorted graphic.
Image Composition
Use for generating highlighting effects. It is not necessary to even "show" the host graphic-great way to control exotic emphasis effects. Exploit Anti-aliasing for interesting screen display interactions.
Text Shadows
The Mac OS X operating system provides high quality "soft" shadows that may be applied to your text. EazyDraw provides full user access to this core shadowing technology.
EazyDraw download is a 13 meg universal binary optimized for both the Intel and PowerPC Mac processors, run on Leopard or Tiger, Panther and Jaguar version available
The download is a disk image file (dmg), its size is 23 Meg.
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