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How does one go about creating shadow effects like the ones used on this one? Not like dropshadows but actual shadowing on the image to create the 3d effect.

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It looks so smoooooooooooth. mmmmmmmmm.
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Well with the attached image it doesn't look smooth at all lol but with any image software you could make a nice shadow in any colour
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If you are reffering to the shading in the earth, there are a few ways you could achieve that. What I usually end up doing is making a copy of that layer, and just add a clircular gradient to that. Lower the opacity a lot, perhaps change the layer style.

If you are reffering to under the fox, looks like just a gradient there
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Sorry, I meant shading. How would you make those defined lines and different gradients like that?
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If I'm not mistaken, the FireFox and Thunderbird logos were created by using Macromedia Fireworks - a program also similar to Adobe Illustrator which uses vector graphics. What you see in that logo is a variety of different shapes each consisting of color or gradient which overall create the look and feel of that logo...

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So they took many vector shapes and gave each on a seperate gradient. I'm sorry, I'm ahving a hard tiem grasping the general idea. If someone could perhaps slap together a quick tuturoial? Or maybe link me up with one?
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Your getting the idea - take the nose of the FireFox logo for instance - the top part is red, the bottom a beige and the tip black - those are three different shapes right there.

As for the parts with gradients, lets take the fur for example, each detail of fur is a shape with a yellow to orange gradient. These shapes brought together to make on overall appearance of a slick fox wrapping around the world.

I was breifed on the process of the firefox logo via a blog from one of the people that created it - if I come across the link again I'll post it hear...it was the same as any logo process - a brainstorming session loaded with various sketches until finally something like the final output started coming together - when in Fireworks, a program which is pretty useful for creating icons, it was easy for the designer to conjur up what was on paper.
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Oh I can't wait to put my idea on paper onto computer. It is so tight.
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so each part is just sa pen shape filled with a gradient?
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Not necessarily just a pen shape, just a unique shape created by manipulation... Like in Illustrator where with the pathfinder tool, you can create a variety of shapes from multiple existing shapes on the canvas...

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