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CSS Text Shadow


Text Shadow

The text-shadow property adds shadow to text.

In its simplest use, you only specify the horizontal shadow (2px) and the vertical shadow (2px):

Text shadow effect!

Example

h1 {
  text-shadow: 2px 2px;
}
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Next, add a color (red) to the shadow:

Text shadow effect!

Example

h1 {
  text-shadow: 2px 2px red;
}
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Then, add a blur effect (5px) to the shadow:

Text shadow effect!

Example

h1 {
  text-shadow: 2px 2px 5px red;
}
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More Text Shadow Examples

Example 1

Text-shadow on a white text:

h1 {
  color: white;
  text-shadow: 2px 2px 4px #000000;
}
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Example 2

Text-shadow with red neon glow:

h1 {
  text-shadow: 0 0 3px #ff0000;
}
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Example 3

Text-shadow with red and blue neon glow:

h1 {
  text-shadow: 0 0 3px #ff0000, 0 0 5px #0000ff;
}
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Example 4

h1 {
  color: white;
  text-shadow: 1px 1px 2px black, 0 0 25px blue, 0 0 5px darkblue;
}
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Tip: Go to our CSS Fonts chapter to learn about how to change fonts, text size and the style of a text.

Tip: Go to our CSS Text Effects chapter to learn about different text effects.



Test Yourself With Exercises

Exercise:

Change the text color of all <p> elements to "red".

<style>
p {
  : red;
}
</style>

<body>
  <h1>This is a heading</h1>
  <p>This is a paragraph</p>
  <p>This is a paragraph</p>
</body>

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The CSS Text Shadow Property

Property Description
text-shadow Specifies the shadow effect added to text