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I'm looking for a plugin that allows me to do something similar to this. I've seen tutorials online where you use the line / curve tool but for some reason it never seems to work too well with me, especially when I try to make the edge fade as opposed to having the shadow reach the edge of the image. Are there any plugins which allow me to do this? 

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Maybe others will have a different choice but the Plugin I go to now for all types of shadowing is Trail Blur by MJW

 

I find it very versatile for all sorts of stuff.  Depending on the settings you may have to run it 2 or 3 times to get the result you want.

It's a case of experimenting.  The same as the opacity of the blurred layer

 

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14 minutes ago, welshblue said:

Maybe others will have a different choice but the Plugin I go to now for all types of shadowing is Trail Blur by MJW

 

I find it very versatile for all sorts of stuff.  Depending on the settings you may have to run it 2 or 3 times to get the result you want.

It's a case of experimenting

 

trail-Blur.jpg

 

I tried it and unfortunately it didn't seem to work too well. Thank you, regardless.

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To get to a close proximity of what you are asking

I would create my top layer of text in my first color choice
Next I would duplicate that layer and use the Bucket tool to recolor each letter to my shadow color
Then I would use the Add Depth.dll plugin by maccas with the depth set to 100% and your angle to what ever (I used -40 degrees in my attempt.)

https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/22457-add-depth-plug-in/

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This is definitely possible using pyrochild's Trail plugin and a little bit of work.

 

1. Make sure your text is on a second layer (Layer 3 in photo) surrounded by transparency.

2. Duplicate that layer of text (Layer 2 in photo).

3. Use the Trail plugin with fade-out disabled, max distance (500 unfortunately but should be enough), and spacing of 1.

 

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4. Use magic wand to select your trailed text and fill using the color of choice... done!

 

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Result:

 

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On 2/5/2019 at 11:32 PM, SodiumEnglish said:

This is definitely possible using pyrochild's Trail plugin and a little bit of work.

 

1. Make sure your text is on a second layer (Layer 3 in photo) surrounded by transparency.

2. Duplicate that layer of text (Layer 2 in photo).

3. Use the Trail plugin with fade-out disabled, max distance (500 unfortunately but should be enough), and spacing of 1.

 

image.thumb.png.d190e728cc83846fb8599c0cf30c753f.png

 

4. Use magic wand to select your trailed text and fill using the color of choice... done!

 

image.thumb.png.ce8cf375d72d97812f9778564465fa84.png

 

Result:

 

image.thumb.png.dbdc63571693d0f70c4b2df844f2bbef.png

Apologies for the late reply.

This option worked the best for me, thank you so much. ❤️

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