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ALAP ShadowCaster 3.2 (for QuarkXPress 4.1, 5, 6)

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ShadowCaster_3.2.2_Installer.sit (5.50 MB)
MD5: 367451b64d43259900ddacaa3fca0ff7
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
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ShadowCaster_3.2.3_Installer.sit (5.74 MB)
MD5: c0843d292e45e27cc8576626cebf8b21
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
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This app works with: SheepShaver,


ShadowCaster is an XTension that lets you create expert special effects — including sophisticated drop shadows and full transparencies — right in QuarkXPress. You can select any page elements (including text boxes, picture boxes, text, imported graphics, lines, text paths, and rules) and change the opacity, add shadows, and apply other special effects such as outer glow, inner glow, and emboss.

With ShadowCaster, you no longer need to switch between QuarkXPress and an imageediting program to achieve these effects. ShadowCaster automatically creates and places high-resolution graphic files to add effects to selected items. Plus, unlike effects imported from image-editing programs, ShadowCaster’s effects retain their flexibility, allowing changes throughout the design and editing process.

Using ShadowCaster
To use ShadowCaster, follow these general steps:
1 Create layers for selected QuarkXPress items using the ShadowCaster Create palette.
2 Create special effects for layers and change the blending and opacity among layers.
3 Preview your effects for a page in the ShadowCaster Preview palette.
4 Place the effects on the page, using your choice of RGB, CMYK, or grayscale mode for the graphic files.
5 Remove the QuarkXPress items when you’re finished with them.
6 Save commonly used effects (such as drop shadows) as styles to apply in one step.

Designing with ShadowCaster
ShadowCaster’s capabilities offer a host of new graphic design possibilities, including layering transparent and shadowed items for 2-D and 3-D effects, and easing transitions between QuarkXPress items. Expert imageediting controls similiar as Photoshop include:

• Blending modes for the items on each layer: Dissolve, Multiply, Screen, Overlay, Soft Light, Hard Light, Color Dodge, Color Burn, Darken, Lighten, Difference, Exclusion, Hue, Saturation, Color, and Luminosity.

• Opacity controls (from 0% transparent to 100% opaque) in 1% increments for the items on each layer.

• Special effects for items and content on layers: Drop Shadow, Inner Shadow, Outer Glow, Inner Glow, and Bevel/Emboss.

The ShadowCaster installer lets you install a full-functioning version or a demo version.
The XTension is automatically placed in the XTension folder inside your QuarkXPress 4.1, 5 or 6 folder.

Serial ShadowCaster 3.0:

Serial ShadowCaster 3.2.2 + 3.2.3:

Architecture: PPC PPC (Carbonized)

Mac OS 9 (for QXP 4.1, 5) + Mac OS 10.4.11 (for QXP 6.x)

Memory Allocation Note: Before using ShadowCaster, you will need to increase your QuarkXPress memory partition by 15MB or more. To do this, first quit QuarkXPress. Locate and click on your QuarkXPress application icon, and then press Command+I. In the QuarkXPress Info dialog box, choose Memory from the Show menu. Enter increased values in the Minimum Size and Preferred Size fields.