Newbie Newbie - 3 months ago 34
iOS Question

How can I add shadow to a circle UIImageView?

I am trying to make a circle

UIImageView
, and it works. Below is the way I use to make it:

[self.pic.layer setMasksToBounds:YES];
[self.pic.layer setCornerRadius:50.0];


I would like to add some shadow to the
UIImageView
. The below code does add some shadow to my image view, however, the image view changes back to square shape. Can someone give me some pointers to solve this problem? Below is the code I use to add the shadow:

self.pic.layer.shadowColor = [UIColor purpleColor].CGColor;
self.pic.layer.shadowOffset = CGSizeMake(0, 1);
self.pic.layer.shadowOpacity = 1;
self.pic.layer.shadowRadius = 1.0;
self.pic.clipsToBounds = NO;

Answer

Use the CALayer's shadowPath property and add a UIBezierPath with rounded rect

self.pic.layer.shadowPath = [UIBezierPath bezierPathWithRoundedRect:self.pic.frame cornerRadius:50.0].CGPath;

EDIT

For a square-ish image view this technique does not work directly because, as you said, the image view goes back to square. Reason: You set clipsToBounds = NO to show the shadow which removes the clipping for corner radius, where imageView is subview of container.

Workaround:
Add your imageview in a container view and then apply the layer shadow to this container. Following is the code I tried.

[self.imageView.layer setCornerRadius:60.0];
[self.imageView.layer setMasksToBounds:YES];
self.imageView.clipsToBounds = YES;

self.container.backgroundColor = [UIColor clearColor];
self.container.layer.shadowColor = [UIColor blackColor].CGColor;
self.container.layer.shadowOffset = CGSizeMake(5,15);
self.container.layer.shadowOpacity = 0.5;
self.container.layer.shadowRadius = 2.0;
self.container.layer.shadowPath = [UIBezierPath bezierPathWithRoundedRect:self.container.bounds cornerRadius:100.0].CGPath;

The resultant effect is as shown in the screenshot,

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Hope that helps!