The text-shadow property

text-shadow is similar to the box-shadow property, but the shadow is applied to each letter instead of the boundaries of the element:

text-shadow: 2px 2px 1px rgba(0,0,0,0.4);

The values go in this order: offset-x, offset-y, blur-radius and color.

You can also define multiple shadows:

text-shadow: 45px 25px 4px rgb(25,93,229),
             25px 15px 1px rgb(25,93,229);

👉 Note that, as with the box-shadow property, you can define multiple comma-separated shadows. Unlike with box-shadow however, you can’t define a spread value or use the inset keyword for text shadows. There are ways to create a text shadow that looks like an inset shadow, but the shadow itself won’t actually be inset.


Here's the result of the 2 text shadows from the above snippet:

I'm just some text in the world with a basic shadow.

I'm just some text in the world with two shadows.

Browser Support

Can I Use css-textshadow? Data on support for the css-textshadow feature across the major browsers from


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