Does anyone know of a quick way to create drop shadows that cast lighter from inside corners and heavier from protrusions?

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  • The picture is of adobe illustrator, photoshop tag irrelevant – Ilan Feb 28 '14 at 11:01

It is very simple effect created by using Gradient tool applied to a square shape. Shutterstock does not accept Drop-Shadowed Vectors, thus you can be 100% it is not Drop Shadow tool, but Gradient tool.

This one I've created in 30 seconds -

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If you want exactly the same view - as you asked Smooth one - you should use Blend tool as well - the proped tutorial I saw in Vectorboom site (has no link, but you can find it easily yourself)

Also, you can play with a gradient applying it to ellipse with different grey stops...

I've find for you the tutorial you can use for inspiration.

  • Hoping there was some filter/setting combo. Thanks. – hacklikecrack Feb 28 '14 at 10:12
  • @hacklikecrack please, check the tutorial I've provided after editing the answer – Ilan Feb 28 '14 at 10:19

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