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CreoScitex Introduces ShadowFX Plug-in for Adobe Acrobat

Friday, September 28, 2001

Press release from the issuing company

SEYBOLD SAN FRANCISCO 2001 -- September 27, 2001 -- CreoScitex, a division of Creo Products Inc, introduces ShadowFX(tm) software, a plug-in for Adobe(r) Acrobat(r) that creates transparent shadows for PDF page elements. ShadowFX is available for both Macintosh(r) and PC platforms. Creating shadows on objects such as type or images is a common technique for enhancing a design element. With the recent release of Acrobat 5.0, PDF objects can now support transparency, allowing page elements placed behind transparent objects to show through. Without transparency, images such as shadows are opaque, obscuring all objects behind them. ShadowFX leverages the transparency capabilities of Acrobat 5.0, allowing designers to create and place shadows directly on top of any page element without obscuring it. A single shadow can fall across any other page elements, including images, text-even other shadows. ShadowFX provides full control over the color, offset, opacity, and blur radius of the shadows it is used to create. The transparent shadows can be used in any PDF workflow that supports PDF 1.4. See ShadowFX demonstrated at Seybold San Francisco, September 25-27, at the CreoScitex station in the Adobe Partner Pavilion.




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