You've moved away from shadows with flat design, but sometimes a subtle shadow can help an image pop off the page. Renata takes you though working with shadows in this video.
- [Instructor] While shadows have fallen out of favor…due to the flat design trend, shadows can add…an emphasis with a little subtlety.…Your shadow options are color,…XY coordinates,…blur, and spread.…So if we add a shadow here…you see it already gives us a default…of X is zero, Y is two…blur is four, and spread is zero.…We can also click inside and change the color…of our shadows to say we would prefer this to be more red.…Which really, for us right now, blends in…to our background, so let's undo that with Command Z.…
And then we can also change the alpha.…So, we're going to do it here if we just want to see…how it changes as we move it up and down the scale.…Or if we happen to have a number in mind…we can go straight to the alpha option here…and say we want to put in 10.…And, we just go ahead and type that in.…So there's a very subtle shadow right now…because you can barely see it, it's at 10% on the alpha.…Let's move that back up to 50 really quick…just to go through the other options here.…
Now, with X…this will move us either left or right.…
In this course, discover how to create icons with Sketch. Renata Phillippi takes you through each stage of the process, explaining how to set up a file, create and combine shapes, add color and depth to your artwork, and finally, export your design. Upon wrapping up this course, you'll have created several simple icons, and have the knowledge you need to start bringing more of your design ideas to life.
- Conceiving the design
- Setting up the file
- Building initial shapes and outlines
- Adding color and shadows
- Manipulating type
- Preparing and exporting your icon for developers to integrate