Questions tagged [shadows]

Questions about adding the impression of a 3D effect by adding shadows to 2D objects.

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Diagram design and editing [closed]

I'm new to editing drawings and need to make diagrams look realistic.im attaching an image for reference from MIT open course ware For example the shadowing and reflections. How to add all this and ...
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How can i make a rubber looking button?

I am a beginner in illustrator. I would like to make a button like this one: See where the white light on the top left gradually fades and there is some white shade on the inside of the button as ...
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How to create a shadow looking sphere and a glass looking spheres?

I'm having a difficulty trying to recreate the glassy sphere from the bottom using Inkscape. Can someone help me with a step by step guide or something similar?. I've tried to reproduce this object. ...
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Outdoor light simulation program

For a project I want to model a outdoor light scene. Therefore I'm looking for an easy way to produce basic 3D objects and simulate sunlight over the day. Thus program should be able to: Create ...
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Copying shadows from Illustrator to Photoshop?

Whenever I copy something from Illustrator and paste it into Photoshop as a smart object, the shadows always become weird looking and I don't know how to fix that. Illustrator (original project): ...
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Drop shadow for animated GIF

Briefly I don't know, how I can to make shadow effect for animated GIF. For me good solution in any open source/free program, not Photoshop. Detail For PNG images I make shadow effect. Example: ...
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How to export logo in illustrator?

I would like to export a logo from Illustrator, but various parts of the logo are being separated in the export panel. I tried to group and unite the different parts of the logo before exporting them. ...
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Controlling drop shadows in Photoshop

How can i get rid of those side (left and right) shadows? i have changed angles,ticked off global lights, moved manually and changed contours- all to no avail. even changed layer stacking! and then i ...
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How do I create a cast shadow when the light source is lower than the object?

Below is a sample of what I mean. The light source is behind the object and lower than the sign. How would I draw a cast shadow for the sign?
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How can I make this shadow effect on a planet?

I have tried using the pathfinder but I can't use it on a grouped object. I want to make something that looks like this. There's a darker shadow on the side. This is what I'm trying to achieve. I ...
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How to solve overlapping shadow issue?

In a UI with multiple cards arranged in a grid, the shadow of cards are falling on top of other cards. All these cards are supposed to be on the same level (elevation/depth). Is there any way to solve ...
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Is there any way to fix the lights and shadow in this image?

I had hard time figuring out what's the major problem in this editing (1st image. I manually placed the hand and sachet in this photo). But the I figured it out after few days that it was light and ...
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Do shadows of an object have a color?

In the following image, I placed the box manually. Created the shadow and reflection. Now, what seems a little odd is the colors of the shadows of the box and plant pot are different. Plant pot's ...
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Manually adding 3D effet to profile created by pattern brush in Illustrator CC

I am trying to add 3D depth to a complicated 2d profile I created using the pattern brush. I know this is well beyond the capabilities of the built in 3d effects so I will have to do it the hard way ...
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How to make the background of an image with shadows blend in

Background I manage an e-commerce app where we expect merchants to submit their own images, these images appear on our mobile app. In order to maintain proportions, I send the merchants this ...
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Does anyone knows a good course for depth and shadows in illustrator?

Does anyone knows a good course for depth and shadows in illustrator? I'm searching for an online course for making the character more realistic The left one is how i bought the photo and the right ...
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How can I recreate these Apple device shadows?

Looking to re-create these shadows on devices (not limited to phones / tablets). Looks like stacked drop shadows, but the fall-off around the whole shadow and hard edge to blurred edge on the corner ...
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How can I achieve this effect? (solid shadow?)

I've just started using Illustrator, thanks to the Black Friday deal, and want to achieve this effect. The vector is from Vecteezy.com by caterart. I tried drop shadow but I want that transparent ...
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Good source for learning about light/shadow/gradients in flat designs

I came across this creation here on dribble. I have marked some areas with arrows, which are either 'lit up' because of bright light, or have 'shadows' because of absence. And also this one here : ...
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Illustrator: how to add isometric shadows

I´ve been wondering how to do this kind of shadows (image below) as real as possible. Is there any technique to apply? I did search for tutorials but unfortunately I couldn´t find anything on this ...
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How to create a shadow like this corel?

With flat designs trending across the board in the graphic designing community, there have been some amazing and subtle effects out there... One of those effects is a simple shadow like the one in ...
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Highlights and Shadows with Equal Weight

I'm creating isometric buildings in Inkscape. Each building has a base color. To account for lighting, the top of each building has a highlight, the left side has the base color, and the right side ...
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Why did people used to make buttons that looked pressed by default?

Examples: - https://dribbble.com/shots/5364117-Compose - https://dribbble.com/shots/433877-Introducing-Tweebie/attachments/34845 - https://dribbble.com/shots/472747-Download-and-Share-Buttons - https:/...
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Creating neon vector design aesthetic used in Apple's 2019 WWDC graphics in Illustrator

Apple has some pretty cool designs for their 2019 WWDC: I would like to learn how to create (and create) vector images / icons like this in Illustrator. What is the name for this type of design? Are ...
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How to make double drop shadow in Illustrator?

I want to make something like this artwork. I tried using gradient, but it look so ugly and flat. How to achieve such shadow in Illustrator?
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Inkscape Printing

I created a design in Inkscape and I was having an issue with the design converting to PDF. The problem is whenever I export it to PDF, the blurred shadow disappears in the PDF file. I need this ...
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creating shadow effect

I was trying to make a rocket but I am stuck with the shadow portion. How can I create a shadow that looks like picture 2?
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Changing relative heights of objects so that their shadows reflect what the user wants

How can I change this image so that the inner circles appear like they are at the highest level? Meaning that the outer and bigger circle doesn't cast a shadow over them? Edit1: I am using Inkscape
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Shading an SVG shape using control points

I'm using Inkscape to produce an SVG image which is supposed to reproduce a photo. I have some arbitrarily drawn shape, and I need to shade it. Here's an example photo: Here's how I would like to ...
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Creating a shaded/imprinted effect in Adobe Illustrator

I've been trying to work out how to create a similar indentation effect in Illustrator. I'm fine with creating the shapes, rotating them around a circle (Rotate > 360/12 > copy)... ...but I'm ...
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Convert Illustrator drop shadow to CSS

How would the CSS values of these parameters: Look like in CSS? I'm curious if there is way to convert these values also for future projects.
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How to make this shadow in Photoshop for object which lifts high enough to allow light to pass through in one area?

Ever since I found designs that has this warped shadow effect I couldn't stop trying it out and see if I could do it. I've already done my research and I can't seem to get it perfectly. I'm trying to ...
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How to create fading shadow lines over gradient

I want to recreate this effect: The gradient part at the very top of the mock-up has two line at the downside right-hand corner, with shadow over the gradient and fading inwards. I want to recreate ...
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How can I remove SUN light/shadow with Photoshop?

There is this image. As you can see, top half is brightened by suns light, other half has shadow cast on it. I would like to make both parts same so it looks like there is no shadow. Is there any way ...
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How exactly do blend modes work?

I've done some homework Googling but I'm still confused as to how exactly blend modes work. So according to Wikipedia, this post and this post, the way blend modes work is to use various formulas on ...
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How to extract the shadows from this image and make the white transparent?

I would like to make a template using this image and make multiple outputs with different textured images as a clipping mask. I tried recreating it using inner shadows but was not successful (I'm a ...
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How to add Reflection + Shadow to a 3D Box in Photoshop?

I used a 3D Box Generator for Photoshop, and was able to create some boxes with it. These boxes were shaped in the form of Software Boxes, while I require Customized Dimensions Boxes, which currently ...
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How can I recreate this shadow with a gap or offset?

I have been trying for hours to make this kind of shadow in Photoshop (the red one). Can somebody help me? Notice that there is a gap between the font and the shadow.
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Shadow inconsistent in Material Design Guide

I have a problem with the material-design guideline. Some references about elevation/shadow seem inconsistent to me: At one point (https://material.io/design/environment/elevation.html#elevation-in-...
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Black highlights and shadows?

I'm trying to do a Graphic Design of some blocks using a certain color palette. The way I did the highlight and shadow colors is to multiply the colors by 2 and 0.5 respectively, clipping if needed. ...
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How to effectively create material elevation in mainly Inkscape or Illustrator?

How to create the material design elevation shadow in Inkscape mainly? Or alternatively in Illustrator? I have imitated the elevation shadow in Inkscape with the following settings: There are ...
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Add shadow to a frame on a background

Let's say I want to add this photography + frame on this background. It will look "very copy/pasted". How to add (with Photoshop) the shadow that would normally be produced by the frame on the 4 ...
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How can I precisely replicate this text shadow effect? [closed]

I want to be able to start with the raw white text (font is bank gothic) and replicate the shadow effect pixel for pixel (or as closely as possible). I have tried many different blur effects in GIMP ...
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Illustrator - Add drop shadow over a specific element

Is there a way to add drop shadow to an element such that the shadow only appears over another element and not anything else? It would also be okay if shadow appears on other elements but not on ...
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How to create a realistic shadow like in this image below? Super Realistic one

I want to create a realistic shadow effect to my products like in this image. Original: The problem is I can't understand the process of creating this kind of shadow from layer structure. The layer ...
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AI How to make such effect of inner depth

How can create effect of inner depth like on the picture?
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How to achieve half tone effect

I'd like to use this sort of a half tone effect on shadows shown in this image. How is this achieved?
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Lifted corner effect in Powerpoint

How to create a lifted corner effect on a box in Powerpoint? I want to achieve the "effect 2" result as in this link.
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How to apply a shadow to group of objects without merging in Photoshop?

I have two objects, both on seperate layers. I want to apply a shadow behind both, when I apply a style to a group or selected layers it applies it to both. I don't want to have to merge the layers ...
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how to improve the highlights and shadows for project

I'm not yet confortable to use highlights and shadows to give texture, so I wanted to ask how can I improve the texture of the character ?, does the effects make sense ? are at the right place ? ...