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Type with Drop Shadows
I created the above graphics using the following instructions: "Update for Chapter 9: PhotoPaint Instructions", a.k.a. "Creating Type with a Drop Shadow in PhotoPaint 6" from "Creating Great Web Graphic" by Laurie McCanna.
Note: She was using a beta copy of Photo Paint 6 when she authored the book.
Try it out. Be sure to use a bold typeface if you want a good shadow effect. If you use your web page background graphic as your background color, then the resulting graphic would appear to float on your web page OR you can make the white (or whatever color you use) in the above logo "transparent". You could used different shades of gray or black (or other colors for that matter) for the shadow (I prefer the lighter grays most of the time.). Go to Laurie McCanna's Home Page for information about purchasing her book.
Background graphic links
Check out this Saturn background graphic.
Icons and Images
Other Graphic Resources
Animated GIFs: Info and Examples ...
You need at least Netscape 2.0 or Microsoft's Internet Explore 3.0 to view animated GIFs.
Here are some examples ...
Personalized Animated Mailbox
An animation of a virtual Multiple Personality? "Revolving door" phenomena? I got this GIF at one of the websites listed below.
An animation of Saturn and its moons - Looks like little "alter personalities" staying close to the "core personality". I got this GIF at one of the websites listed below.
and, here's the URLs of the specific GIFs, in this case they are GIFs of photos:
1st is a photo of me, Pat
2nd is a photo of my golden cat, "Sassy"
3rd is a photo of my calico cat, "Cleopatra"
4th is a photo of my dogs, "Apollo" and "Tuffy"
You can animate two, three, or all four of them, in this case. You can also change the order of animation by entering them in the dialogue box in a different order. I just used gif1.gif through gif4.gif. Ideally, the photos or graphics need to be the same size.
If you scan your hand-drawn graphics, you could convert them into computer graphics, then animate them at the above website or, simply animate your computer generated graphics.
CorelDraw! (including Photo Paint)
Adobe - PHOTOSHOP/PageMaker and related programs
Other related programs
Alien Skin Software - "ADD-ONs" for graphical applications like Corel's PhotoPaint and Adobe's PhotoShop.
If you can't draw and have an even harder time trying to draw with a mouse, you may want to consider these graphic tablets.
This page was last updated on 05/13/01.
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