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Illustrator: how to add isometric shadows

Drawing shadows Doing accurate shadows is quite easy, albeit a bit tedious. All you need is to do is to systematically find intersections of lines. Not all that different from drawing (or constructing)...
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A comprehensive shadow on a black background

Here is an option to make your required dark shadow show on a dark background. This is done in Illustrator. This is a radial gradient from black to gray behind the blue circle which has an attached ...
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creating shadow effect

If you are using it in Illustrator I would : get the main shape that is part of that rocket. With the same color, you are using there. copy and past in the same place (cmd+shift+V) twice. offset one ...
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Shadow Effect On Photoshop

That's not a shadow effect as such. It's a Motion Blur. Filter > Blur > Motion Blur... Motion blur applies a blur effect to an object in a specified direction. In this case that direction is ...
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How do I remove the white background and keep the shadows with a transparent background?

On the top menu bar click on Select > Color Range (with this tool, you can select the white background) With the tool opened Shift + Click to add more white color. This lets you select the entire ...
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how to create 3D png image in photoshop?

Start with a photograph of a white cup on a white background, something like this perhaps. In Photoshop, add a layer mask to exclude the cup, masking out the inside. I used the pen tool to create the ...
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How to mockup a realistic cloth tag with a custom shape?

An answer with several parts: The truth is that if you want real flexibility in making mockups you need to learn a 3D program. Use Blender https://www.blender.org/ that is free, very powerful. If ...
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How do I create a cast shadow for this object?

Your construction attempt of the shadow is unfortunately undecipherable. Restart. In the next image a ray of light (=red) comes from the infinity via one corner (=A) of the 3D shape. I assume all ...
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Drop shadow for animated GIF

Simply enlarge your document, add a background color as the background color where the GIF will be placed, then add your shadow to your GIF. This is the only way. If your output is for the web, you ...
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Drop shadow for animated GIF

For GIF the drop shadow is going to be complicated for two reasons: The drop shadow on your PNG relies on partial opacity to blend the shadow with the page background. But the GIF format doesn't ...
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Highlights and Shadows with Equal Weight

In paitning there is an old trick to make gradients. In general you do not use white to make a light red, because you have pink, that looks like contaminated with white. Instead you use a bit of ...
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Inkscape: how to draw good looking wires / cables (creating shaded / patterned paths?)

Quickly applied pseudo-3D effects for tubes or cables are the inbuilt bevel effects of Inkscape. After selecting an object or group of objects these can be accessed by Filters > Bevels. Below I used ...
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Where should I put the shadows and highlights on these antlers?

In case you are not so experienced with 3D techniques, lights, or shadows you could also play with inbuilt 3D effects such as extrusion and bevel effects (Effect > 3D > Extrude & Bevel). This ...
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Can you convert blend to simple vector shape?

You could expand the blend (Object > Expand Apperance...), ungroup it and then unite all shapes in it into a single shape using the Pathfinder palette. If you then give that shape a gradient fill, you ...
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How to effectively create material elevation in mainly Inkscape or Illustrator?

If you are asking for an alternative to the drop shadow filter, you could use a black filled rectangle, moved under the button using Lower Selection to Bottom, and move it to the desired position . ...
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Do shadows of an object have a color?

A few quick thoughts from an architectural and technical illustrator and renderer on shadows & shadow colours: Shadow colour is complex, and is driven by a number of factors: local tone of the ...
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How to create nice shadows in krita?

I don't think that this really has anything to do with software you are using, but rather the way that the drawing has been created. There are several problems to address. For an object to have ...
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Where should I put the shadows and highlights on these antlers?

Use photo references. There is no reason not to make something up and then amend it with direct observations from nature. You do not have to copy explicitly. If you have a set of novelty reindeer ...
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Highlights and Shadows with Equal Weight

Colour models are fine and all. They can do lots of good work and can make colour selection processes a lot easier. They are not, however, infallible. They are a means, not the end. My advice would ...
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How can I achieve this effect? (solid shadow?)

The manual way: set your type duplicate twice so you have 3 layers of the same type top layer is the font as-is the layer below that is the font with a stroked outline the same color as you ...
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How to create a realistic shadow like in this image below? Super Realistic one

I have been obsessed with this question for a while. Imho you can not do this with built-in filters or drop shadow on Ps, or Gimp as far as I know. Let me analyze what this shadow is about. A. You ...
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Convert Illustrator drop shadow to CSS

You can extract CSS straight from Illustrator... though I think it may be limited to the CC version. Select the object and go Window > CSS Properties Now if you want to save this drop shadow in ...
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Changing relative heights of objects so that their shadows reflect what the user wants

Unclear in your question what app you're using, so I screencapped both Adobe Illustrator and Affinity Designer to show this applies to both for certain, and I'm pretty sure Inkscape and Xara and ...
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