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How to Apply Shadow and 3-D Effect to WordArt in Writer 2013

After inserting the WordArt, the WordArt tab will appear in line with the Home tab on the top of the window. You can set the format of the WordArt by different commands offered in the WordArt tab, such as changing the WordArt gallery and setting the WordArt effects.

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Apply shadow effect to WordArt

You can insert and set the shadow effect by the Formats tab:

Step 1 Select the WordArt.

Step 2 Open the Formats tab and select different shadow effects from the Shadow Effects shadow effect wordart drop-down list. If you want to cancel the shadow effect, select the No Shadow option.

Step 3 To customize shadow color, click the Shadow Color icon and choose color from the drop-down list. You can also select the More Shadow Colors option and open the Colors dialog box, shown as follows:

shadow color of wordart

Figure 1 Set the shadow color

Step 4 Select the color that you prefer and click the OK button.

Step 5 In the Shadow Color drop-down list, select the Semitransparent Shadow option to change the transparency of the shadow.

Step 6 To adjust the size and direction of the shadow, use the icons to the right of the Shadow Color icon:

adjust size and direction of shadow

Figure 2 Adjust the size and direction of the shadow

Step 7 The four shadow icons are:

  • 1. Nudge Shadow Up: the shadow will be moved above the object.
  • 2. Nudge Shadow Down: the shadow will be moved below the object.
  • 3. Nudge Shadow Left: the shadow will fall to the left of the object.
  • 4. Nudge Shadow Right: the shadow will fall to the right of the object.

Apply 3-D effect to WordArt

You can apply and set the 3-D effect by the 3-D commands. The steps are as follows:

Step 1 Select the WordArt.

Step 2 Open the Formats tab and select preferred 3-D effect in the 3-D Effects 3d effect wordart drop-down list. If you want to cancel the 3-D effect, simply select the No 3-D option.

Step 3 To customize the 3-D color, click the 3-D Color icon in the Formats tab and choose a color from the 3-D Color drop-down list. You can also select the More 3-D Colors option and open the Colors dialogue box shown as in Figure 1.

Select the color you prefer and click the OK button.

Step 4 To adjust the depth, direction, lighting, angles, and surface of the 3-D effect, select the appropriate option from the icons offered in the Formats tab:

3d effect

Figure 4 Set the 3-D effect

Step 5 The four icons offered to modify the angles of the 3-D effect are:

  • 1. Tilt Up: to move up slightly
  • 2. Tilt Down: to move down slightly
  • 3. Tilt Left: to move left slightly
  • 4. Tilt Right: to move right slightly