Take the 2-minute tour ×
Graphic Design Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for Graphic Design professionals, students, and enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I'm attempting to replicate the drop shadow effect used by Xcode for it's dock icon. Specifically, the shadow around the blue square. It seems to be some mixture of outer-glow, drop-shadow and stroke, but I can't get it to look quite right.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Here are the standard and zoomed-in views:

Xcode Standard Logo

Xcode Zoomed Logo

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

up vote 4 down vote accepted

Something like this? enter image description here

If you're going for "pixel perfect" then contact the person who made the set -- other than that I can simply suggest to keep playing around with it.

share|improve this answer
    
+1/Accepted - Thanks! That got me a lot closer, and I figured it out. Wound up doing DS: 0, 0, 5; Stroke: 1px 50%. –  Topher Fangio May 8 '11 at 4:13
    
Good luck trying to contact the Apple designer :P –  Nick Bedford May 9 '11 at 1:48
    
Haha, yeah. ^^ I just meant that basically a "pixel perfect" match isn't going to happen. –  Johannes May 9 '11 at 2:01

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.