Multi-source Shadows

Multi-source ShadowsIn QuarkXPress, here’s how to make it appear as if several light sources are casting a shadow on one object — for example, an object on a theater stage.

Multi-source ShadowsFor each secondary light source you want, create an empty “dummy” box and choose Item> Content> None. Place the dummy box at the edge of the main item. Repeat for other desired light sources. Assign a drop shadow to each item, and adjust its color and opacity, spread, etc.

If you Group the items, you can add an additional shadow.

At the end, you may need to bring the original item to the front of the group to avoid any shadow spillage from the dummy items.