Illustrator add inner shadow effect?

I have a rounded square with some stroke. I want some inner color.

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Similar to this. How can I achieve that effect in illustrator?

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The Inner Glow Way

  1. Select Object

  2. Go to Effect > Stylize > Inner Glow

  3. Choose black color and adjust the opacity and blur to your liking (make sure to change color mode to normal! default is screen)

  4. Rasterize the the object (Edit > Rasterize)

  5. Image Trace the object to create shadow levels (adjust number of colors)

Tinker with it.

Here is an example:

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Multiple Strokes Way

You can create the effect using multiple strokes. To add multiple strokes open up the Appearance window and click on the Add new stroke button / icon, it is the first in the bottom left side of the panel.

Make sure the strokes are inside the object for optimal control.

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Source : Link , Question Author : Michael Joseph Aubry , Answer Author : Aziz

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