Automatically make label halo colors match feature symbols
Is there an easy way to generate labels with halos that match the feature they are labeling? For example, I'm showing a bunch of watersheds (each a differnt color) over hillshade and other data. I'd like to label the watersheds with halos to improve readability, but I want the halos to blend with the feature color. Surely there is an easier way than changing each label/annotation by hand, right?
Mapping Center Answer:
What you need to use is Variable Depth Masking. We wrote up some good instructions for this in our 2004 User Conference Presentation "Creating Advanced Cartographic Effects" -- download the PDF for this from our Other Reources - Presentations - 2008 and Older page and the bottom notes will walk you through the procedure.
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