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[Solved] Clip content and drop shadow

Hi there,
I having trouble understanding why “Clip content” changes the look of drop-shadows (unclipping generally darkens the shadow). Here’s a screenshot of the same simple frame with the same drop shadow applied. Left is clipped, right is unclipped.

Any ideas why that is? I kinda need to have the same shadow on clipped and unclipped components in my design system.


Spread property of the shadow doesn’t work when Clip Content is disabled.

Thank you, I didn’t know that. Two conditions then apply to have a shadow spread:

  • Clip Content must be enabled
  • The Frame bearing the shadow must have a non-transparent fill (it can be a Fill with 0,001% opacity which Figma displays as 0%)

Thanks again!