There is a very simple method of applying the grayscale effect to an image. Using the filter() property, we can apply grayscale effect to any HTML element. When we apply a colored box-shadow to an image having a grayscale property, the shadow turns grayscale too. For example:
You can observe that in the CSS, the shadow is defined for the green color, but it appears grayscale.
This can be prevented by wrapping the image and applying shadow properties to the wrapper division. For example:
Output: Now,It can be observed that the shadow is colored, while the image is still grayscale.
You can create some more interesting CSS effects using a combination of these three properties (grayscale(), box-shadow, border). Some examples are shown below:
Example 1: You can transform button #1 into button #2 on hovering with the mouse pointer, using the code below.
Example 2: You can also transform PNG images into distinguished buttons using these effects. These effects are predominately used to create a 3D perspective and minimal view.
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