Improving performance when using shadows in iOS

Whenever you work with shadows its better to use a bezier path as the background. This will help you set the shadowPath, which will drastically improve performance. Rasterize will improve performance, but setShadowPath will improve 5x more than just setting rasterize.

path = [UIBezierPath bezierPathWithRoundedRect:CGRectMake(0, 0, 100, 100) cornerRadius:10];
[self.layer setShadowColor:[UIColor blackColor].CGColor];
[self.layer setShadowOpacity:1.0f];
[self.layer setShadowRadius:10.0f];
[self.layer setShadowPath:[path CGPath]];

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