This user guide covers the shadow options on the Format Shape/Format Picture window. (See this user guide for ways to access the formatting window.)

Shadow formatting options in Articulate Storyline 360

Use these options to customize an object's shadow:


Choose one of the ready-made shadow options. To customize it, use the other shadow settings (see below).


Use the Color selector to do any of the following:

  • Click the color you want in the spectrum area. Drag the hue slider to change the dominant color of the spectrum.
  • Use the eyedropper tool to match the color of anything visible on your screen. Just click the eyedropper, then click any color on your screen.
  • Create a custom color by entering the color value in Hex. Click Hex to use Red/Green/Blue (RGB) or Hue/Saturation/Light (HSL) values.
  • Choose from three palette types: theme colors, project colors, or custom palettes, which include the standard colors palette by default, then select a square color swatch below it.

To save your chosen color for easy selection later, click the palette drop-down list, and then select one of your custom palettes or choose New Palette. Then click Add to Palette (+ icon). The color will get added to your custom palette. Click outside the color selector window to close it.

Transparency, Size, Blur, Angle, and Distance

Drag the slider or enter a specific value for any of these properties to customize your shadow.

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