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Lesson 7. Working with Shapes, Text, and... > Adding a Drop Shadow to Text

Adding a Drop Shadow to Text

The WATER text object is really starting to look great; however, it would be even better if it had a light drop shadow to separate it from the background. Drop Shadow is one of the Style controls that you can add to your text in the Inspector. Let's return to the Text tab in the Inspector and apply a drop shadow to the WATER text object.

1.
Press Cmd-3 to open the Inspector.

2.
In the Style pane of the Text tab, scroll down to the bottom of the pane to view the Drop Shadow controls.

3.
Select the Drop Shadow check box to turn on the Drop Shadow style for the selected text object.

The default drop shadow appears on the WATER text object in the Canvas.

I like the subtle look of the default drop shadow; however, feel free to adjust the other Drop Shadow parameters in the Inspector to modify the shadow.

4.
Press Cmd-S to save your progress.


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