Questions tagged [shadows]

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

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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 to get speckled shading in Photoshop?

I am trying to achieve, for lack of a better term, a speckled shading in Photoshop. I'm not getting the right effect using noise (even with a gaussian blur) or setting the layer to dissolve. Here ...
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How does one turn a white background transparent in Photoshop but keep transparency?

In this image, I want to keep the drop shadow, but not the white background.
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Inner shadow issue in Illustrator CS5

I gave a comp to my client that I did in Photoshop. I used an inner shadow but now have realized the in Illustrator CS5 I have no such "easy" filter. I have spent 2 days seaching the web, trying ...
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How can I achieve shadows only at the corners of a rectangle? [duplicate]

I'm looking to recreate this effect in Photoshop by giving a shadow only to the corners of the rectangle (in this case a sticky note):
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Material design / Elevation in photoshop

Im new in material design and I want to start new design in this style. My problem is I don't know how to reproduce Elevation (z-axis). In image below i see 12 levels of Elevation, but how to create ...
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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 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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How can I improve my lighting/shadow illustration skills

I was curious to know if there are any resources, books, blogs that focus on perfecting object shadowing and lighting with Photoshop and/or Illustrator? I have and know how to do basic shadowing and ...
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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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Svg not showing shadows in web browsers (Inkscape)

I have newly created a logo that has shadows applied with masks, so they only affect the logo itself, and not the background. Here's a picture: The text of the logo is splitted in 3 main layers: The ...
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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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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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How to crop space after applying drop shadow?

In Inkscape I have drawn a square and then applied Drop Shadow filter to it. How could I please get rid of the appeared top and left space? I need to have the top-left corner of the yellow square at ...
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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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How do I create subtle background gradients like this?

This has been bugging me for ages. I want to recreate the shadows that are on the background of this image. Whenever I attempt to recreate something like this the shading ends up looking very amateur ...
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Long Shadow Effect in SVG for Web

Basically I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to efficiently get a long shadow effect with an SVG: Example Image My three ideas on how this might be possible: Hella detailed gradient map, ...
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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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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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How can I create a vector long shadow in Illustrator?

I got the following made within Illustrator, but I am trying to achieve the shadow effect which is on the picture to the right of the cellphone. So far I have used the pen tool to outline where i ...
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Overlay shadow only on white - Photoshop

I'm new here and think it's wonderful that there are people you can ask when you get stuck... I'm not completely new to Photoshop, but this I can't figure out: I have a layer of yellow and a white ...
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How to create a realistic shadow between wall and floor in Photoshop or GIMP?

I'm inexperienced with Photoshop/GIMP and was hoping someone could tell me how to create a realistic (or as realistic as possible) shadow between a wall and a floor as a background image for a web ...
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How would I replicate this long shadow image? [duplicate]

I've recently got into that "hipster" trend of long shadowing. I have seen this example quite a lot, and have tried replicating it myself. No efforts have been successful though. And even the close ...
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How to “explode” a drop shadow into a shape in Flash?

I need to explode/break apart a drop shadow filter into the shape it forms. I mean, I need to be able to have a shape (shape object, or another kind of object) that its generated when I apply a drop ...
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How to control quality of light baking in 3DS Max? [closed]

Our team has been struggling to figure why a shadow/light is rendered with high quality and something rendered in low quality (pixalite). Example of good light map (shadow of sofa on the wall and ...
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What is this long shadow used mostly in icons called?

In this photo: Behind the bird bit there is a 'modern' type of shadow used in advertising. What is it called?
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Drop white shadow in Photoshop CC

How do I create a white drop shadow in Photoshop? The shadow disappears when I change the colour to #ffffff. Steps I have tried to produce a drop shadow: Assuming you have two layers (as shown in ...
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How to make a graphic with long shadow?

I want to make a long shadow just like in this image. I can create this shadow with shapes and by deleting the unwanted shadows after rasterizing the layer. But it's not very reusable. I can't resize ...
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Inkscape: how to draw good looking wires / cables (creating shaded / patterned paths?)

I'm trying to create a "3d shaded look" for drawing cables and wires with a plastic coating on them. I think this can be achieved by drawing a path and shading the edges of the path to be darker than ...
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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 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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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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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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How can I make a white background area appear raised against a white background?

When working with dark themes, it's easy to make areas appears to be raised or sunken by changing the background color of the raised or sunken area slightly, and by adding borders to the top and ...
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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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AI How to make such effect of inner depth

How can create effect of inner depth like on the picture?
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Remove objects, leaving only the stroke and the drop shadow (illustrator)

Just found this site! Seems pretty awesome. Im wondering if anyone knows how to achieve this effect: I want to remove the white objects (text) from the image, but keep the stroke and the drop shadow. ...
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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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Hard vector inset shadow

I'm trying to re-create a hard inner shadow effect in illustrator, similar to the effect on the text in the Kit Kat logo: Heres another good example: Heres my attempt at re-creating it: Mine seems ...
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Creating realistic shadow of an irregular object

Can someone either point me to a tutorial on how to do this or tell me how? I'm working on an illustration of headphones and I need to make it look as thought the wire coming out of the headphones is ...
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Long Shadow Issues

I am new to illustrator and i am trying to make a long shadow in illustrator but no matter which tutorial i follow i keep ending up with problems. My initial shape is basically a white refresh icon ...
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Removing 3D shadows of a shape in illustrator [closed]

How can I remove those shadows? I tried selecting them and removing them but it doesn't work. I just want the circles.
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Different colors and shadows when opening an image in photoshop and after saving the picture

I am working on Photoshop CS6 and i face the following problem. When I open a jpg file on Photoshop CS6, the image appears to be much more dark than the original jpg. If I start editing the picture ...
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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 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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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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How do I remove the white background and keep the shadows with a transparent background?

How do I remove the white background and keep the shadows with a transparent background?
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Eliminate shadow on rasterized text in Photoshop?

First of all, I could not find anything matching my problem, probably because of the lack of better keywords. I created a word with the Text Tool and rasterized it for cropping and editing. But now ...
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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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Can you convert blend to simple vector shape?

I am finishing graphics for my settlement plan and I am having some issues with shadows. Basicly all I wanna do is just move objects about 4 meters in 45° angle. Is there a way to make a "step" free ...