How to add shadow

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meetdilip
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How to add shadow

Postby meetdilip » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:34 pm

I have seen certain icons have very light, black shadow. It looks so real. I tried drawing a circle and playing with opacity. It never looked the way I wanted it to be. That is close to the original. How to make a realistic shadow to an element ? Thanks.

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Re: How to add shadow

Postby brynn » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:05 pm

For specific steps, we would need to see an example of what you're talking about.

Assuming you mean a drop shadow, in general, I would:

- duplicate the object
- color either black, or make the existing color very dark
- move it below in z order
- move it down either by dragging or arrow keys
- give it some blur.

Or there's a drop shadow filter which it quite easy to use.

meetdilip
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Re: How to add shadow

Postby meetdilip » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:40 pm

Drop shadow filter works well. Thanks :)


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