Using OmniGraffle Shadow in Affinity Designer
OmniGraffle uses gradient for the shadows
One of the things that I like about OmniGraffle is the Shadow effect. OmniGraffle just does a better job of making the shadow look as natural as possible. This is done by using a 50% Obsidian gradient instead of a pure solid color gradient.
When I copy and paste the box into Affinity Designer, there are three layers created.
Inside Affinity Designer
- The stroke of the rectangle as a rectangle object
- The white rectangle as a rectangle object
- The shadow as an Image
I am disappointed that the shadow comes over as an image object. However, chances are that I wouldn't really make changes to the shadow.
You can't use a gradient as a shadow type in Affinity Designer. This is why I use OmniGraffle/