Change the color of a shadow

If you have added a drop shadow to shape or text, you can give it a different look by changing its color.

Change the shadow color for a shape

  1. Click the shape that has the shadow color you want to change.

  2. On the Drawing Tools Format tab, click Shape Effects > Shadow >Shadow Options.

    Shadow Options accessed from the Drawing Tools Format tab, Shape Effects, and then clicking Shadow

  3. In the Format Shape pane, under Shadow, click Color, and pick the color for the shadow.

    Color button on the Shadow tab in the Format Shape Pane

Change the shadow color for text

  1. Select the WordArt text you have applied a shadow to.

    WordArt with some of the text seclected

  2. On the Drawing Tools Format tab, click Text Effects > Shadow >Shadow Options.

    Tex Effects Shadow Shadow Optionscommands

  3. In the Format Shape pane, under Shadow, click Color, and pick the color for the shadow.

    Format Shape pane with Shadow expanded showing Color button

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