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BoltBait's Object Shadow Pro v1.0

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After having success with the Creative Text Pro plugin, I decided to give another of my plugins the "Pro" treatment...


Object Shadow Pro v1.0


My goal in writing this plugin is to make this your "go to" plugin when it comes to making shadows no matter what kind of shadow you want.  It can make 3 different kinds of shadows: your typical "drop shadow", a long modern shadow, and a 3D shadow. (See the screenshots for examples.)


After using the Creative Text Pro plugin, use this plugin to add shadows to the lettering. This will really make it stand out!


Remember, an "object" is a group of pixels on a layer that is completely surrounded by transparent pixels (or the edge(s) of the canvas). These are useful when doing "cutouts" or with text on a new, blank layer.


If this plugin doesn't look like it is doing anything, you probably forgot to put your object on a blank canvas--white is NOT blank!




Based on the check boxes you have selected, some controls will become unavailable. This is because they do not apply to the selected shadow type.




NOTE: This requires Paint.NET v4.2.11 and beyond.


This is now part of my plugin pack, you can download it there:

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Once installed, look for it in your Effects > Object > Object Shadow Pro menu.



Source Code



Haha. Nope.


Enjoy. B)  :beer: 



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Oops! @BoltBait,  you've done it again!  😁


I'm liking these 'all-in-one' plugins. 🥰  Keep it up.


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3 hours ago, welshblue said:

I'm getting a crash on the Store Version.


That's why I said...


On 4/26/2020 at 1:32 AM, BoltBait said:

NOTE: This requires Paint.NET v4.2.11 and beyond.


Rick has not published the official Paint.NET v4.2.11 to the store yet.


@welshblue, I expect to see some tutorials from you on how to use this to create 3D extruded text.

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2 hours ago, flaner said:

Installing this plugin is a critical error.
So it should be and you need to install something else, or.....
(Version for Windows)


You are typing words. The words have meaning. However, the sentences do not.


Please help me understand... maybe post a picture?

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I'm getting strange behavior. At first it looks like the plugin isn't working at all, but selecting Shadow Only changes the object to a transparent black. The attached png image has the original image next to a copy that has the Object Shadow filter run with the default settings and Shadow Only.


I'm running the store version 4.2.14.


object shadow issue.png

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Is the original being run on an object (i.e. surrounded by transparency)?

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16 hours ago, midora said:



Well known property that. It's a measure of your intent to tint.

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