How to Shadow Images in Google Drawings?

Add depth or drama to an image with a creative silhouette. And Google Drawings is a great tool where you can shadow images artistically, as discussed in this brief tutorial. how-to-shadow-images-in-google-drawings

How to Shadow Images in Google Drawings?

  • Step 1: How to Add a Shape

    To add a shadow to your Google Drawings, you need to choose the right shape that suits it. First, you have to locate the Shape button in the toolbar, then click it—this time, you need to make sure that you have chosen the perfect shape as a drop shadow.

  • Step 2: How to Change the Shape Color

    To change the shape color, click the inserted shape. Then, locate the Fill color button to transform it into the color black. Moreover, you can also change the border color to black to make it more like shadow effects.

  • Step 3: How to Resize the Inserted Shape

    Again, click the inserted shape. Once a blue border appears on its sides, this is the time where you can drag and move it in any direction to achieve your desired size. You can adjust its size according to the level of shadow effects you want. Either a light shadow or full shadow effects can do.

  • Step 4: How to Send Backward an Image

    To use Google drawings’ shadow effects, you need to send back the image to complete the process. In this process, you need to right-click on the inserted shape, which is colored black. Then, select the Order from the options, and Send Backward.

  • Step 5: How to Customize the Shadow Image

    Since you have successfully sent the inserted shape at the back of your original image, it’s time to customize it to achieve the perfect drop shadow effects. Feel free to choose any side or way. You can now save and export drawings as soon as possible when done.

Is it okay to choose another color for the inserted shape?

It depends on the color of your original image. Make sure to have a dark color for your background to make it more like shadow effects.

Aside from the drop shadow effects, what other technique can I use to make it more creative?

You can use the Reflection effect that is located in the Format options.

Can I also reset the image if it does not match my theme?

Of course, you can! Make sure to locate the Reset image button.