A drop shadow is a visual effect consisting of drawing that looks like the shadow of an object, giving the impression that the object is raised above the objects behind it. The drop shadow is often used for elements of a graphical user interface such as windows or menus, and for simple text.

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Inkscape: Dropped shadows are always cut off. How to prevent this?

When applying a drop-shadow filter in Inkscape, the shadow is totally cutoff and not resized properly. The paths are ungrouped and just a simple connected path that has fill and stroke style. The ...
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Name the effect where text is on a shadow box over an image

Some examples with text over a transparent background: See the transparent black background See the text on the shade of cyan What would you call this type of effect?
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Re-creating Illustrator drop shadow in CorelDRAW X5

A bit of background: I am a technical writer who as a result of corporate restructuring has become the “illustrator” for our Technical Publications department (we previoulsy had the services of a ...
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How to do material design effects in GIMP

I have been trying like crazy to get the material design shadowing right. Below is the image I created using GIMP. I have the drop shadow, but I think it kind-of needs to go all around the circles and ...
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How can I create this shadow effect in GIMP?

Here's this nice image. I have some .png tiles that I would like to combine to a collage with each tile dropping shadow to the left (or right). I have tried Filters > Lights and Shadow > Drop Shadow, ...
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Why are drop shadows so hard to render, and is there an easier alternative for an aging computer?

I've been using drop shadows on a logo I'm working with and when I apply the effect it takes a good 30-40 seconds for it to finish, and then same amount of time for each edit. I'm using an older ...
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How do I make a drop shadow with a halftone effect?

I have already tried doing with Drop Shadow settings and i could only produce a black smudged shadow, not the spotted one. Look at this text. Can you see that spotted shadow behind the text? I want ...
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How to crop space after applying drop shadow?

In Inkscape I have drawn a square and then applied Drop Shadow filter to it. How could I please get rid of the appeared top and left space? I need to have the top-left corner of the yellow square ...
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Perfect orthographic projection/ using perspective filters in photoshop/illustrator

I wan to get a perfect orthographic projection as seen here: I have tried to use the perspective warp on a page I made myself and achieved the following effect: As you can see I seem to achieve ...
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How to create a connected vector drop shadow in Illustrator? [duplicate]

I need to regularly made sets of vector letters and drop shadows in Illustrator. This is the sort of shadow that is connected to the letter. Currently i am doing this very manually, by duplicating ...
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Hard vector inset shadow

I'm trying to re-create a hard inner shadow effect in illustrator, similar to the effect on the text in the Kit Kat logo: Heres another good example: Heres my attempt at re-creating it: Mine ...
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CorelDraw X6 Shadow problem when Exporting to pdf

I have the problem with CoralDraw X6 when converting to pdf. Not Showing shadows. please help......
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How to add an inside shadow to a white object on a colored background?

Well, how to make image-2 from image-1 (in Paint.NET)?
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How do I start designing a ribbon 3d with shadow Text in Photoshop?

I just want to ask for some resources and as to how I could implement such in Photoshop: I saw this image online in a website: https://www.zirtual.com/ and it's just simple as it looks but I was ...
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How to create a global style? (like drop shadow)

I have created multiple objects, while testing I applied a drop shadow style on one object and its looking very good. Now I want to apply the same style to all other objects (around 20). Is there any ...
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Drop shadow extends beyond the artboard and causes the picture dimensions to change

I have a drop shadow on a small image. The drop shadow extends beyond the arboard's boundary. This causes the 120x150 image to turn into a 132x150 image because it tries to include the drop shadow in ...
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How to turn off effects on anchored object that are nested from textbox?

Adobe Indesign CS6. Take a look on this image: How to remove shadow under blue shape? I can't clear effects on this object:
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Drop shadows that cast lines from object

Does anyone know of a quick way to create drop shadows that cast lighter from inside corners and heavier from protrusions? Link
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Best practice for drop shadow and gradient on website navbar [closed]

I'm using a medium blue color for a large navbar at the top of a website home page. The logo and nav links are white/very light blue. I don't know if the navbar blue should be solid or have a ...
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How to not let drop shadows darken each other out

I'm looking for a technique to avoid drop shadows on individual elements darkening each other out (multiplying the effect of the drop shadow). This is an image showing the undesired effect I'm ...
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How does one turn a white background transparent in Photoshop but keep transparency?

In this image, I want to keep the drop shadow, but not the white background.