How to Adjust Shadows

Modified on Thu, 14 Mar 2024 at 04:07 PM

Use Shadow properties to create a traditional shadow, a sharp edge or a soft diffusion of colour around your images, shapes and text.

Image shadow properties may be changed by accessing the Shadow attribute options.  To access the shadow attributes, select one or more images on your canvas, then click on the second icon in the second line. Turn on the shadow by clicking the Show Shadow box.

Shadow Color: Change the color of the shadow by clicking on the color swatch. The color palette will appear - choose any color on the gamut, adjust the brightness, choose one of your style palette choices or use the eyedropper to select a color from the image.

Shadow Offset: Change the spread distance of the shadow by dragging the Offset slider. The further to the right it is dragged, the more the image appears to be floating off your page.

Shadow Angle: Change the direction that your shadow is cast by dragging on the Angle slider. The shadow will rotate around the image.

Shadow Transparency: Change the opacity level of the shadow by dragging on the Transparency slider. Drag the slider to the left to reduce the intensity of the shadow. 

Shadow properties can be autoset using Styles. Styles bundle attribute sets that may be applied to pages or your entire project. 

Note that shadows can be applied to Shapes and Text frames as well, creating a layered 3-dimensional look to your page.

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