Is it possible to convert the shadow of a element to a path and then flatten it in sketch 3? sketch screenshot

  • I've never used Sketch, so I don't know if this option exists in that program. In Illustrator, you would accomplish this by selecting Expand Appearance from the Object menu. Maybe Sketch has a similar command?
    – Manly
    Aug 20, 2014 at 14:40

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Short answer:

Long answer:
To do what you're trying to do in Sketch 3 (3.1 if you just updated today), is by duplicating the gear path, nudging the bottom layer down, and changing the fill color.

Two layers, no shadows, but you get the desired effect.

I wish there was a way to do what you want to do though. That being said, the Sketch team is pretty receptive to feedback:

menu window


There's a plugin for creating long shadows.

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