Create a Long Shadow in Photoshop

Skill level
Intermediate

If you’ve spent less than 5 minutes on Dribbble, you’ve probably seen ‘long shadow’ icons. Playing off the ‘flat UI’ trend, these shadows are meant to give slight depth to your icons. In today’s tutorial, I show you how this effect can be done using Photoshop’s 3D functionality.

Long Shadow Icons

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Note: 3D functionality is not available in all versions of Photoshop. For features like you saw in this video, you must have Photoshop CS6 Extended, or Photoshop CC, with a supporting computer.

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