I pulled the images from a recent presentation to show a nifty side-by-side comparison of the same slide with and without some cast shadow elements. This first slide shows all of the photos inserted – because I have dropped out the background around each image and saved as a .png the slide looks nice and clean.

Here is the same image with an oval cast shadow under each element. The cast shadow helps add depth to the slide and make the images pop from the background.

In addition the slide had a dramatic animated entrance, which was accented even more by animating on the cast shadows.

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– Troy @ TLC