Oops! I Applied an Effect to the Fill Instead of the Stroke

In case you were wondering what happened to the Transparency palette in CS3, it’s been replaced by the far more powerful Effects panel. This new panel gives you better control in that it allows you to choose whether you’d like to apply Transparency and Effects to the whole object or just parts of that object (Stroke, Fill and/or Text) simply by selecting its listing in the panel. Very cool!

In playing with this new panel, I applied a variety of Effects to a whole object, or to just the Fill, or the Stroke or the Text. At one point, I mistakenly applied an Effect to just the Fill of an object instead of the Stroke. Is there a quick way to move an Effect from one part of an object to another? Sure! Click-drag the Effect you’d like to move in the Effects panel and drop it on the correct listing in the panel.

Tip provided by Jeff Witchel, Certified Adobe® Training Provider.