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CSS Text Shadow

Text Shadow

The text-shadow property adds shadow to text.

In its simplest use, you only specify the horizontal shadow (2px) and the vertical shadow (2px):

Text shadow effect!


h1 {
  text-shadow: 2px 2px;
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Next, add a color (red) to the shadow:

Text shadow effect!


h1 {
  text-shadow: 2px 2px red;
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Then, add a blur effect (5px) to the shadow:

Text shadow effect!


h1 {
  text-shadow: 2px 2px 5px red;
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Tip: Go to our CSS Fonts chapter to learn about how to change fonts, text size and the style of a text.

Tip: Go to our CSS Text Effects chapter to learn about different text effects.

All CSS Text Properties

Property Description
color Sets the color of text
direction Specifies the text direction/writing direction
letter-spacing Increases or decreases the space between characters in a text
line-height Sets the line height
text-align Specifies the horizontal alignment of text
text-decoration Specifies the decoration added to text
text-indent Specifies the indentation of the first line in a text-block
text-shadow Specifies the shadow effect added to text
text-transform Controls the capitalization of text
text-overflow Specifies how overflowed content that is not displayed should be signaled to the user
unicode-bidi Used together with the direction property to set or return whether the text should be overridden to support multiple languages in the same document
vertical-align Sets the vertical alignment of an element
white-space Specifies how white-space inside an element is handled
word-spacing Increases or decreases the space between words in a text