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In graphic design, a drop shadow is an effect where an image is repeated behind itself to create the illusion that the image is floating over its background. A cast shadow is similar to a drop shadow but has the added dimension of perspective. Cast shadows can be rotated, slid, or stretched to create the illusion that the light source is coming from different directions.

This was last updated in September 2005
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