PowerBI : How to bring Shadow Effect in Visuals?

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Today, I updated Microsoft Power BI on my machine and found something amazing which I would like to share with you. We always try very hard to make our Power BI Report look appealing and nice.

For achieving that we use to make a layout using Microsoft PowerPoint and then upload it in PowerBI, especially we do all this for Shadow Effect which you can bring in your objects.

Now If someone asks the Question How to bring Shadow Effect Visuals in PowerBI? You can bring Shadow Effects in your Visuals for making it look good by using a property Shadow which is available in the Microsoft Power BI April Update. You can download the latest updated Microsoft PowerBI Desktop Software here.


So, now it’s very easy to bring the shadow effect in visuals in Microsoft Power BI.

Earlier you need to bring the Image created through Microsoft PowerPoint and place it at the bottom of the layering in PowerBI. This resulted in an increase in the number of objects and hence impacting the performance. Not only this bringing the background image from PowerPoint restrict us from making an increase in the number of visuals later on.

So we need to do beforehand planning for placing visuals at a fixed place which cannot be changed. The only option is to make changes in the background image and then increase the visual or to change the place of visuals.

With the New Shadow Property option, We can change the number of Visuals or change the place of Visuals at any point in time. This is very useful in a real project scenario because both Numbers of Visuals in a page and place where it needs to be placed can change at any point in time depending on the client change request.

Let`s see How we can bring the shadow effects in Visuals in Microsoft Power BI in a Step by Step Manner.

Step1: Download the Microsoft Power BI (April 2020 Update) from the link here. If you already have the latest updated PowerBI Desktop then you can skip this step.

Step 2: You can create any type of Visual in the Canvas Area. So you can see currently in the below image there is no shadow effect in the Visuals.

How to bring Shadow Effect Visuals in PowerBI?

Step 3: Click on the Visual and then click on the Format Option in the Visualization pane and you will be able to see the Shadow Property.

How to bring Shadow Effect Visuals in PowerBI?

Step4: Just enable the Shadow Property through Toggle Button and modify the color and position and preset as per your requirement.

How to bring Shadow Effect Visuals in PowerBI?
Once you are done with all the step you will able to see the change your Visuals. Now, Shadow Effects are Visible in your report for Visuals for which the above-mentioned steps are followed.
Step5: Final Visual after setting the shadow effect property in your Page.
How to bring Shadow Effect Visuals in PowerBI?
I hope that the article will be useful for making your reports look good. Well, Shadow Property has helped me a lot because now I do not have to bring any image from PowerPoint in order to make a background.
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