Quick reference

drop-shadow-smfilter: drop-shadow(0 1px 1px rgb(0 0 0 / 0.05));
drop-shadowfilter: drop-shadow(0 1px 2px rgb(0 0 0 / 0.1)) drop-shadow(0 1px 1px rgb(0 0 0 / 0.06));
drop-shadow-mdfilter: drop-shadow(0 4px 3px rgb(0 0 0 / 0.07)) drop-shadow(0 2px 2px rgb(0 0 0 / 0.06));
drop-shadow-lgfilter: drop-shadow(0 10px 8px rgb(0 0 0 / 0.04)) drop-shadow(0 4px 3px rgb(0 0 0 / 0.1));
drop-shadow-xlfilter: drop-shadow(0 20px 13px rgb(0 0 0 / 0.03)) drop-shadow(0 8px 5px rgb(0 0 0 / 0.08));
drop-shadow-2xlfilter: drop-shadow(0 25px 25px rgb(0 0 0 / 0.15));
drop-shadow-nonefilter: drop-shadow(0 0 #0000);

Basic usage

Adding a drop shadow

Use the drop-shadow-{amount} utilities to add a drop shadow to an element.





<div class="drop-shadow-md ...">
  <!-- ... -->
<div class="drop-shadow-lg ...">
  <!-- ... -->
<div class="drop-shadow-xl ...">
  <!-- ... -->
<div class="drop-shadow-2xl ...">
  <!-- ... -->

Removing filters

To remove all of the filters on an element at once, use the filter-none utility:

<div class="blur-md invert drop-shadow-xl md:filter-none">
  <!-- ... -->

This can be useful when you want to remove filters conditionally, such as on hover or at a particular breakpoint.

Applying conditionally

Hover, focus, and other states

Tailwind lets you conditionally apply utility classes in different states using variant modifiers. For example, use hover:drop-shadow-xl to only apply the drop-shadow-xl utility on hover.

<div class="drop-shadow-md hover:drop-shadow-xl">
  <!-- ... -->

For a complete list of all available state modifiers, check out the Hover, Focus, & Other States documentation.

Breakpoints and media queries

You can also use variant modifiers to target media queries like responsive breakpoints, dark mode, prefers-reduced-motion, and more. For example, use md:drop-shadow-xl to apply the drop-shadow-xl utility at only medium screen sizes and above.

<div class="drop-shadow-md md:drop-shadow-xl">
  <!-- ... -->

To learn more, check out the documentation on Responsive Design, Dark Mode and other media query modifiers.

Using custom values

Customizing your theme

By default, Tailwind includes a handful of general purpose dropShadow utilities. You can customize these values by editing theme.dropShadow or theme.extend.dropShadow in your tailwind.config.js file.

module.exports = {  theme: {    extend: {      dropShadow: {        '3xl': '0 35px 35px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.25)',      }    }  }}

Learn more about customizing the default theme in the theme customization documentation.

Arbitrary values

If you need to use a one-off drop-shadow value that doesn’t make sense to include in your theme, use square brackets to generate a property on the fly using any arbitrary value.

<div class="drop-shadow-[0_35px_35px_rgba(0,0,0,0.25)]">
  <!-- ... -->

Learn more about arbitrary value support in the arbitrary values documentation.