[whatwg] [canvas] inner shadows

David Geary david.mark.geary at gmail.com
Thu Apr 26 12:05:44 PDT 2012

You can specify negative shadow offsets for shadows inside a shape. Is that
not good enough?


On Thursday, April 26, 2012, Tyler Larson wrote:

> Shadows can be applied to the outside of anything. This is a great feature
> that is otherwise rather difficult to recreate but why not enable users to
> be able to have inner shadows? Things like beveling, embossing and many
> other stylistic things that are used in today designs rely on inner shadows.
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#shadows
> It could just be a boolean value noting if rendering is done to the inside
> or the outside of what is currently drawn into the context.
> In CSS we have inset box-shadows, which gives a similar effect.
> http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-background/#the-box-shadow
> Can we add this to the canvas shadows please?
> -Tyler Larson

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