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Text Shadow and Box Shadow in CSS

In this article, we will learn about Text Shadow and Box Shadow in CSS.

Text Shadow

The Text Shadow(text-shadow) property in CSS is used to apply shadow to the text.

We can apply a number of shadows separated by commas to the text. We can describe text shadow by X and Y offsets, blur radius, and color.

There are four possible values for the text-shadow property:

  • offset-x
  • offset-y
  • blur radius
  • color

Syntax:

/* offset-x | offset-y | blur-radius | color */
text-shadow: 5px 5px 2px green;

/* color | offset-x | offset-y | blur-radius */
text-shadow: #007a4d 2px 3px 8px;

/* offset-x | offset-y | color */
text-shadow: 2px 2px darkblue;

/* color | offset-x | offset-y */
text-shadow: #f00 4px 2px;

/* offset-x | offset-y */
text-shadow: 4px 7px;
/* Use defaults for color and blur-radius */

/* Global values */
text-shadow: inherit;
text-shadow: initial;
text-shadow: revert;
text-shadow: unset;

Example:

p {
   text-shadow: 2px 2px 5px green;  /* offset-x | offset-y | blur-radius | color */
   }

Output:

Text Shadow Example

Box Shadow

The Box Shadow(box-shadow) property in CSS is used to apply shadow around the frame of the element.

We can set multiple effects for box-shadow property which are been separated by commas. We can describe box shadow by X and Y offsets, blur and spread radius, and color.

There are six possible values for the box-shadow property:

  • inset keyword (it makes the direction of shadow inwards the frame) (optional)
  • offset-x
  • offset-y
  • blur radius
  • spread radius
  • color

Syntax:

/* offset-x | offset-y | color */
box-shadow: 25px 6px cyan;


/* offset-x | offset-y | blur-radius | color */
box-shadow: 30px 8px 16px green;

/* offset-x | offset-y | blur-radius | spread-radius | color */
box-shadow: 5px 5px 4px 2px #fff;

/* inset | offset-x | offset-y | color */
box-shadow: inset 3em 2em black;

/* Any number of shadows, separated by commas */
box-shadow: 8px 6px yellow, -10px 2px 0.4em green;

/* Global keywords */
box-shadow: inherit;
box-shadow: initial;
box-shadow: revert;
box-shadow: unset;

Example:

p {
   box-shadow: 4px 4px 5px 2px green;  /* offset-x | offset-y | blur-radius | spread-radius | color */
   }

Output:

Box Shadow Example

That’s all about the Text Shadow and Box Shadow in CSS.

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