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For those of you who wish to have chocolate text on your banner! This effect is quite simple to learn. You can also get this effect using Fireworks MX 2004, but with a slight variation in the options selected.
The text has to be first converted to a bitmap. To do this, select the text and click on Modify>Convert to Bitmap . This will convert it to a bitmap.
Select the text and click on Filters>Eye Candy 4000 LE>Bevel Boss...
Next, the Bevel Boss window is displayed. Click on the Lighting tab and you get the below properties.
Try changing the Direction and Inclination values of the lighting effect. You can do this by moving the white spot on the circle within its radius. The Highlight Brightness and Highlight Size values can also be altered, but I've used the default values 100 and 25.
The Highlight and Shadow Colors depend on the Font color or however you like the text to be visualized. I have continued with the default settings White and Black colors as seen in the above properties. As you make these changes to the text, it will be immediately reflected in the Preview screen on the right.
Click on the Bevel Profile tab and select the option Carve, next click on Settings from the menu and select the option Ridged Carve.
Here's the final image!
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