Icon drop shadow transparency [Graphic Design]

30 Mar 2006 - 11:50pm
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Anyone have any thoughts on this question?

Please respond directly to me.

Theo Mandel, Ph.D.
Usability and User Interface Design Consulting

From: Jeff Kahn [mailto:Jeff at Kahn-Design.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2006 5:28 PM
To: theo at theomandel.com
Subject: icon drop shadow transparency

Hi Theo,

I want my drop shadows to maintain their transparency. I have been searching
online in forums but no luck. Can I create icons that darken or multiply the
drop shadow pixel value when seen upon the desktop?

All the shadows I create look light against a dark desktop and lose their

Apple & Microsoft icon shadows retain their transparency and appear dark
against a dark desktop image.


Jeff Kahn

Creative Director

Kahn Design

tel: (760) 944-5574

fax: (760) 944-7196

307 Trailview Rd.

Encinitas CA 92024

website: <http://www.kahn-design.com> www.kahn-design.com

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