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 darker at the bottom, right?
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I have the drop shadow, but I think it kind-of needs to go all around the circles and darker at the bottom, right?
The answer to this question is available in Google's "Material Design" style guide. The shadow is described here.
In short, you have to have two shadows for each element (each layer in GIMP), for ambient and for directional light, therefore to mimic the requested effect I'd create two shadows for each element.