Apply stroke, shadow, and reflection effect to your objects

Apply stroke, shadow, and reflection effect to your objects

Polish and add depth to your images, shapes, charts, and other objects on Zoho Show using subtle yet interesting effects like shadow, reflection and stroke. With the presentation app for your Android device, you can easily drop shadows to make your 2D shapes look 3D, add reflections to create blurry or mirror-like illusions, and apply stroke lines to add an outline around your chosen object. You can further customize all of the effects properties, such as transparency, size, and color, to bring out the real look for your slide elements.

Apply effects

Apply a stroke effect

1. Tap the shape, picture, text box, or any object to add a border and choose Format option.
This will open the formatting options on the bottom pane.

2. Tap Stroke from the list and enable the Stroke switch.

3. Tap the Stroke Color option, then tap on the color to apply. You can use the Transparency slider to increase or decrease the transparency of the applied color.

4. If you don't see the color you want in the list, tap More Colors and rotate the Color Wheel to choose your preferred color.

5. Once you choose your preferred stroke color, you can further customize them with the following options:
  1. Change the border style: Tap Style and choose the type of stroke line you want to apply.
  2. Change the stroke thickness/weight: Use the Up and Down arrows next to Width to increase or decrease the thickness of the border.
  3. Change the stroke ends: There are two types of stroke ends and joint styles you can apply to the borders.
    1. The Stroke Line Join dropdown lets you specify a style when two lines connect with each other depending on sharp, blunt, or a clipped corner like Round, Bevel, and Miter.
    2. The Stroke Line Cap dropdown lets you specify a style for the end of the line depending on the geometric shape like Flat, Round, and Square.

Apply a shadow effect

1. Tap the shape, picture, text box, or any object to add a shadow and choose Format option.
This will open the formatting options on the bottom pane.

2. Tap Effects, then Shadow from the list to choose the type of shadow from the dropdown. 
You can choose from two types of shadow effects :
  1. Inner Shadow: There are eight sub-types of inner shadow styles available based on the angle and direction of light source in which the shadow appears inside the selected picture. 
  2. Outer Shadow: There are eight sub-types of drop/outer shadow styles available based on the angle and direction of light source in which the shadow falls beneath the picture.
3. Once you choose the shadow effect, you can further customize them with the following options:
  1. Change the shadow angle: Move the Angle slider towards the right or left to increase or decrease the shadow angle with respect to the chosen object.
  2. Change the shadow distance: Move the Distance slider towards the right or left to increase or decrease the distance of the shadow from the object.
  3. Change the shadow color: Tap Shadow Color to apply a color for the shadow from the list. If you don't see the color you want, tap More Colors and rotate the Color Wheel to choose your preferred color.  Move the Transparency slider towards the right or left to increase or decrease the transparency of the applied Shadow color.
Shadow effect

Apply a reflection effect

1. Tap the shape, picture, text box, or any object to add a shadow and choose Format option.
This will open the formatting options on the bottom pane.

2. Tap Effects, then Reflection from the list. Toggle ON the button on the right to choose your type of reflection.
You can choose from any of the eight different reflection variations available in the list.

3. Once you choose the reflection effect, you can tap the Options button to customize them further as follows:
  1. Adjust the reflection size: Move the Size slider towards the right or left to increase or decrease the size value (spread) in percentage.
  2. Adjust the reflection transparency: Move the Transparency Slider towards the right or left to reduce or increase the transparence of the reflection. You can vary the percentage of transparency from 0% (fully opaque, the default setting) to 100% (fully transparent).
  3. Adjust the reflection distance: Move the Distance slider towards the right or left to increase or decrease the distance (in pixels) of the reflection from the object.
Reflection effect

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