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Author: theCaramella

Create a new layer.
Name: shadow.
Drag it below the others in the layers palette.
Again: delete the frame in the hit state on this new layer!
Lock the other two layers, because else it's almost impossible to work with your shadow. (Lock by clicking the lock on each of the other layers.)

Drag an instance of shadow from the Library on to the stage.
Centre it to stage by using the Align panel.

Now will adjust it's placement, to indicate light direction.
I use the arrow buttons to move it in place. I used 3 to the right, and 3 down for my example here.
Insert a keyframe in the Over state, and one in the Down state on the shadow layer.
I used the Advanced panel again. (In Properties Panel when the object's selected, choose Color drop down menu, Advanced.
Beneath are my settings.

Normal
Over
Down
Normal state Over state Down state

Your button is now finished. As a pill shaped button.
Now it's up to you to add text and funny things happening to it...

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2003-07-14
Rating: 9 Votes: 295
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theCaramella started out as an artist, pencils and brushes. Then she bought her first computer, and then there were only computing. Now she's a full time student at the University of Oslo, Informatics of course, while giving some classes at rare occasions. (Who in this business' got money today?) :)
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