Effects Settings

Change the opacity, add drop shadows, and round the corners of elements in Showit

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The Effects Settings tab allows you to adjust Opacity, Drop Shadows and Corners on elements such as images, galleries, and shapes, and almost every element within Showit.


You can adjust an elements opacity, or transparency, in the effects tab. Any object can have it's opacity adjusted independently between Desktop and Mobile design using Split/Merge.

Drop Shadows

Most objects support an Outer Shadow. Some objects like Images and Shapes also support an Inner Shadow. For more details see on our article on Drop Shadows.

Corners & Circles

Rounding corners can add a fun dynamic to a design, especially if you try adjusting each corner separately. We have some great presets to help get you started.

  • Straight - The default setting for straight corners.

  • Round - Adjustable by a pixel value with options for adjusting each corners separately. We offer some presets.

  • Ellipse - Apply a full rounding on the object. Square shapes will have a perfect circle appearance.

Additional Examples

Rounded corners can be applied to images within a Tiled Gallery under the Gallery Settings tab.

Split/Merge Your Effects

If you would like to customize the effects of an element on your mobile and desktop design independently of each other, you can do so with Split/Merge. Simply click on the element in your design, then click on the Effects tab in the right side Properties Panel. Then, hover over the setting that you would like to split and click on the three dots that appear to the right. In the drop down menu that appears, choose to Split Mobile & Desktop.

Once you have split your mobile and desktop settings, you will be able to click the mobile/desktop icon option to choose to customize your effects independently between your mobile and desktop designs.

You can merge these settings again by clicking on the same three dots and choosing to merge using either your Mobile or Desktop settings.

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