This tutorial covers the Shadow options on the Format Shape or Format Picture window. Here’s an overview of the other formatting options you can select on that window.

This is where you can add and customize shadows to the object you’ve selected. Here are your options:


Here, you can choose one of the ready-made shadow options that Storyline provides. If you choose one, you can further customize your shadow settings with the other fields on this window.


Use the Color selector to choose a shadow color from among the available Theme Colors or Standard Colors. (The theme colors are controlled by your project’s design theme.)

Or, for more flexibility, choose More Colors. This opens the Colors window:

On this window, you can do any of the following:

  • Click on the color you want (either a square color swatch or a color in the spectrum area).
  • Or, create a custom color by entering color values in the Hue/Sat/Lum fields, the Red/Green/Blue fields, or the Html field.
  • Or, use Storyline's color picker to choose a custom color from any thing viewable on your screen. To do that, click the eyedropper button in the lower-right of the window, hover over any area of your screen, and click to choose a color.

If the color you’ve chosen is something you want to save for easy selection later, click  Add to Custom Colors. The color will get added to the bank of Custom Colors in the lower-left area of the window.

Click OK on the Custom Colors window once you've chosen a color.

Transparency, Size, Blur, Angle, and Distance

For any of these options, drag the slider or enter a value in the field.