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

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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.

  • +1/Accepted - Thanks! That got me a lot closer, and I figured it out. Wound up doing DS: 0, 0, 5; Stroke: 1px 50%. Commented May 8, 2011 at 4:13
  • Good luck trying to contact the Apple designer :P Commented May 9, 2011 at 1:48
  • Haha, yeah. ^^ I just meant that basically a "pixel perfect" match isn't going to happen.
    – Hanna
    Commented May 9, 2011 at 2:01

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