Using the Shadow Tool

Mail Designer 365’s Shadow Tool

Use the shadow tool in Mail Designer 365 to add depth and definition to text styles, shapes, and images.

To start, insert a shape, text style, or image into an image area in your email design (in this example we have chosen a text style.) Click on the item and you will notice the shadow tool appear in the “Style” menu in the sidebar.

Check the box to apply the shadow effect to the design element.

Customizing Your Shadow

To adjust the offset of the shadow (how far it reaches) drag the slider. Drag the slider towards the right to increase offset.

Similarly, to adjust the blur, drag the slider to the right to make the shadow blurrier.

To change the color of the shadow, use the color picker tool to choose a fitting color for your design.

And finally, to adjust the angle your shadow casts, use the rotator tool, or manually enter a value.

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A Quick Tour of Mail Designer 365
Advanced Design Techniques
Appendix: Compatibility
Appendix: Keyboard Shortcuts
Blend Modes
Creative Tools
Exporting a Design to Campaign Monitor
Exporting a Design to Mailchimp
Graphics and Other Objects
HTML Export
Image Areas
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Optimizing your Template for Mobile
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Preparing your Design for Sending
Preview your Design
Send via Mail Designer 365
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Text Styles
The Inbox View
Using Retina Images with your Design
Working with Links and Buttons
Working with Text