TrueblueKiwi

Best Simple Text Shadow Plugin

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Yep, Drop Shadow, Object Shadow and Inner Shadow are all good. You can get some potentially useful shadow like effects from Object Bevel too.

 

I also like using the crudest 'solution' too if I want crisp shadows. I just copy the text to a new lower layer, convert it to b/w and raise the contrast to get solid black and simply offset that as required.

 

Just to be clear that does, of course, mean a new layer with a transparent background. 

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16 hours ago, BoltBait said:

There's one in my plugin pack too.

 

I must have been living in a bubble - I never knew this has been in my Objects effects menu all these years 🤔

 

44 minutes ago, IHaveNoName said:

I also like using the crudest 'solution' too if I want crisp shadow

 

Not so sure it's that crude.  I use this method a lot and with the invention of MJW's Trail Blur you get some wicked shadowing.

But like I said somewhere else today, I guess 'shadows' are subjective and we all like what we like

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2 hours ago, welshblue said:

But like I said somewhere else today, I guess 'shadows' are subjective and we all like what we like

 

As you like to say, there's more than one way to skin a cat.

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4 hours ago, IHaveNoName said:

I also like using the crudest 'solution' too if I want crisp shadows. I just copy the text to a new lower layer, convert it to b/w and raise the contrast to get solid black and simply offset that as required. 

 

The easiest way I know to make something black is to use Hue/Saturation and set the Lightness all the way to the left (-100). Setting the control all the way to the right makes it white.

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@TrueblueKiwi - Gidday & welcome to the forum :) 

 

Remember, you need to put your text on it's own transparent layer for these shadowing plugins to work. If you put your text on a layer with other elements (like a solid background) the plugin will not be able to find the edges of the letters ;)

 

 

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On 6/23/2019 at 12:08 PM, TrevorOutlaw said:

 

As you like to say, there's more than one way to skin a cat.

 

OMG! Why are we skinning cats at all?!

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, LionsDragon said:

*sees a horrifying image of a cat that looks a lot like hers and screams*

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Here is a graphic remedy:
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It's all getting a bit shadowy ...

 

Nobody will ever be able to convince me that cats don't want to destroy us all ... but skinning only done metaphorically

 

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2 hours ago, welshblue said:

It's all getting a bit shadowy ...

 

Nobody will ever be able to convince me that cats don't want to destroy us all ... but skinning only done metaphorically

 

 

Not all of us...they've got to have somebody to enslave, after all. It's not like the litter box cleans itself.

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20 hours ago, Ego Eram Reputo said:

Count me in!! :devlish:

 

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Wow...this thread really went off the rails. I have to side with the kitties.  😻

 

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30 minutes ago, LionsDragon said:

It's not like the litter box cleans itself.

 

8 houses in my estate - 7 cats and guess who's garden they scratch up and use 😣

 

I got banned from a gardening site once when a joke about wiring up up a metal grid to the mains got me a lot of hate.  And I responded ... 

I would never harm an animal.  The furthest I go is citronella gel

 

Side note - been staring at @Pixey's emoticon for 2 minutes chuckling to myself as she boxes EER

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1 minute ago, welshblue said:

 

8 houses in my estate - 7 cats and guess who's garden they scratch up and use 😣

 

 

 

Typical of the furbrats. They've decided you belong to them and so does your land.

 

(Just because I love animals doesn't mean I don't see through their shenanigans. I don't walk directly under birds, for starters....)

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