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Brian posted on Sat, Apr 9 2011 23:30

At the request of, or challenge from I should say, Jeff Harrison - I have added an extra feature to the above macro. If you run the macro and press the Create Inner Shadow button you get a black inner shadow, or white if the White Shadow checkbox was ticked. 

NEW: Pressing the button with a PLUS sign on it expands the macro interface and provides a button which opens the colour picker dialog. From there you can choose a custom colour for the inner shadow. After choosing your colour press the Apply Inner Shadow button next to the custom colour button to create your inner shadow. I was even kind enough to use the Americanized spelling of the word colour: i.e. color Stick out tongue

Please excust the over-compressed video...here is the macro in action (the macro itself is attached):

Brian Melbourne

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Top 50 Contributor
İzmir, Türkiye
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Thank you so much. It is a really useful  macro.

Kursad Cakir
İzmir, Türkiye
CorelTÜRK Blog

Top 150 Contributor
Worcestershire, England
Female

It's wonderful Brian.....thank you so much!

I have been playing with it this morningWink

 


Top 50 Contributor
İzmir, Türkiye
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PINKGEM:

It's wonderful Brian.....thank you so much!

I have been playing with it this morningWink

 

Very nice...

 

Kursad Cakir
İzmir, Türkiye
CorelTÜRK Blog

uhhh...I still have an unanswered question.

I hate pressing F8 at startup!

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Worcestershire, England
Female

I have added the 'Quick Snap' too......brilliant! Big Smile

can anyone help?

I hate pressing F8 at startup!

Top 10 Contributor
Melbourne
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Hi Greg

I just went back and saw the message you are referring to, which I had somehow overlooked. Sorry about that. I haven't done anything with that macro since last year, as I have been busy with other things. It would probably be awhile before I could get onto editing it further as I have less time for macros now and I am already working on several at the same time.

You seem to know what you are talking about with the code, so why not just write a new macro yourself which meets your specific needs?

Best regards,
Brian.

Brian Melbourne

okay I'll try.  thanks Brian.

I hate pressing F8 at startup!

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Virginia USA
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Heeeeellllllllllloooooooooo Brian; I hope things are going your way. Would you mind emailing me your postal address I'd like to buy you that beer for the inner shadow and just for being a nice guy. ( I'd love to do it in person, but my mother won't let me, she said I haven't hit the lottery yet.) DARN. and here's something to go with the beerPizza

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Top 500 Contributor
Isolated in France
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Thank you very much Brian

This post was communicated to me by MT Studio, this is exactly what I was looking

Your macro has crossed the oceans and congratulations on your volunteer work

 

Merci de France

 

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Portsmouth UK
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Hello Brian

I do like the look of this but when i download it (Windows 7) it asks me which software to open it with>!  ...i say Corel x6  ....Corel opens & that's it!!  ...where would the macro be & how do i access it?

I have never used a macro before  ...can you tell??

Pete

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Malaysia
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Put the macro file (.gms) at the directory C:\Program Files\Corel\CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6\Draw\GMS (as in Win XP).

Launch CorelDraw, go to Tools -> Macros -> Run Macro, select BD_InnerShadow

Michael Teoh

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Cyprus
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Hi Brian!

I have just discovered  this thread post of yours (the Inner Shadow effect)!

and i got excited again by  your Magnificent ideas of creating Excellent and Useful Macros, that people ask and need.

I 've tried both versions you developed  (BDInnerShadow_v2b.gms  vs  BDInnerShadow_v2f.gms)

and i came up to the conclusion that "V2b" works better with No problems. Because you can also add more Inner shadows colors, than the Newer version and doesn't bring errors. I prefer that Version  :-)

 

I would like to ask, if it is possible, to fix a little bit the way that the shadow is Placed Inside PowerClip.

What I mean is,  the objects which are going to be placed Inside Powerclip, will not be affected by the Shadow inside, when we decide to "Exctract Contents" Afterwards.

For Example, When we draw a shape and we apply an "interactive Fill" inside of it, this will not affect any other objects that are going to be Powercliped inside of our object. The same happens when we apply a normal Outside Drop shadow, which is Combined with the object and we can Break them Apart, if we want.

 

Thank you Very Much for developing Inner Shadow!

I Love it! :-)

 

~ Evros (CorelXpert)

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France
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superb and convenient
thank you for the sharingYes

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Lincolnshire England
Female

Brian a simple thank you seems so inadequate but thanks anyway they are brilliant. Big Smile

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