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I'm trying to accomplish what the image of the two ponds shows as "inset" shading. They called this Bevel effect, which I think was down in Adobe Illustrator. I'm using ArcMap 10.3 without 3D Analyst.

I want to shade a river polygon so it ultimately appears as if it's at a lower elevation then the ground. The closest I've come to that is creating a buffer around it using the Buffer wizard (see image with shaded rivers).

I've also used the move tool through the Layer Properties menu --> Representations. However, this only makes the polygon appear to pop up.

Bevel effect

ArcGIS Buffer Wizard

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You can do something close using the following steps especially for the first image:

  • Go to layer properties of the lake symbol -> Symbology
  • Click on the Symbol (Colored Rectangle) to change its properties, as you can see below:

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  • Click on Edit Symbol -> Under Properties Type Choose Gradient Fill Symbol, as you can see below:

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  • Right-click Color Ramp -> Select Properties -> Choose the desired two colors that you want -> Adjust the Bright and Dark colors to get the desired effects
  • Press OK (3 times) -> Apply and you can get an output like this:

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