ryanr23

Shadow Effect Plugin - Updated for 4.0+ on 2015-03-23

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I recommend reading the whole first page.

You should find a working link there... :wink:

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:( I tried to down load that plugin and all I get is a blank page. Can anyone help me get this plugin?

If you mean my Shadow/silhouette plugin, the point of it is to turn all opaque areas of an image black, so if a fully opaque image is turned black it has functioned correctly.

Also, what does this have to do with Google Maps?

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:( I tried to down load that plugin and all I get is a blank page. Can anyone help me get this plugin?

If you mean my Shadow/silhouette plugin, the point of it is to turn all opaque areas of an image black, so if a fully opaque image is turned black it has functioned correctly.

Also, what does this have to do with Google Maps?

The download page, not PDN canvas.

Edit: And do what BoltBait said. you will find a working link.

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:( I tried to down load that plugin and all I get is a blank page. Can anyone help me get this plugin?

If you mean my Shadow/silhouette plugin, the point of it is to turn all opaque areas of an image black, so if a fully opaque image is turned black it has functioned correctly.

Also, what does this have to do with Google Maps?

Beats me? It's that the title of this thread states in parantheses "(like Google Maps). As near as I can figure... Google maps uses an arrow type pointer that points to the location you're looking for and casts a shadow on the map.

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Nice effect! I've been doing this by hand for far too long and your plugin looks like it will give much better results.. Thank you and keep up the great plugins!

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That's the way it works. The object is converted to shadow and erased in the process.

Duplicate the layer containing the object and run the plugin on the lower of the two idential layers.

Note when I say 'object' I mean a group of pixels surrounded by transparency. If you run the effect on a single layer jpg the plugin will not pick out the elements in the image.

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In paint net 4.0 i cannot find any option for this effect in the menu once installed, any idea.

 

In case you tell me this plugin is not compatible with 4.0, could you suggest best drop shadow effect alternative.

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You'll find there is an entry for ShadowEffect.dll under Plugin Errors in the Settings dialog (click the gear icon, top right next to the question mark).

 

The plugin is also listed here: http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/27661-incompatible-plugins-an-incomplete-list/

 

As an alternative, you can create your own shadow like this:

 

1. Duplicate the layer that has the object you wish to add a shadow to :DuplicateLayer:

 

2. Select the lower of the two identical layers in the Layers Window.

 

3. Desaturate the lower layer with Adjustments > Black and Alpha+  (plugin found here: Black and Alpha+)

 

4. Effects > Blurs > Gaussian Blur @ around 20.  Larger or smaller values are OK depending on how large your object is.

 

5. Tilt & Pan the shadow layer to your liking with Ctrl + Shift + Z.

 

6. Adjust the opacity of the shadow layer by pressing F4 and adjusting the opacity value slider.

 

Approximate result:

 

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I'm not sure if this plugin can help me or not, but it's the only thing I see that might be able to. So, is there any chance someone could please fix this plugin or make a new one for paint.net 4.0?

I need a shadow like the kind you get when the sun shines on you, not a drop shadow. I know how to make my own drop shadows, and there is also the drop shadow plugin, but I can't seem to make a figure shadow, I can't get the angle right. I have tried using the rotate/zoom effect, but even with that I still can't get my angles right. So I was thinking this plugin might do what I want.

 
I'm trying to make shadows like these :

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3dshadow.jpg


text-shadow.jpg


photoshop-shadow-text.jpg

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I'm not sure if this plugin can help me or not, but it's the only thing I see that might be able to. So, is there any chance someone could please fix this plugin or make a new one for paint.net 4.0?

 

I'm pretty sure it will not but here is a version 1.2 compiled as PropertyBasedEffect and using GaussianBlur instead of Blur (which forced the crash). ShadowEffect.zip  I moved it to the 'Object' submenu.

 

I guess you are on the right way. Create a black version of yout text. Transform it. Fill it with a gradient and blur the result.

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I use LazPaint for my shadows effects.

I saved both layers separately as png then I loaded in PDN.

We need a tool to deform a selection as in this video.

There is Quadrilateral Reshape plugin but is not the same.

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CC try duplicating your text layer and change the lower one to a black color. Then use the Rotate/zoom tool to get the angle, you might have to feather it a bit first, and then adjust the transparency until it looks good to you. If you need it to stretch a bit use the rectangular select tool, move selection and move pixels tool.  Piece of cake.   ;)

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Thank you everyone for the help.
 

And thanks Midora for the plugin. I tried it and although I do like the shadow it makes, you were right, it doesn't make what I'm looking for. It's functionality is very limited. Either way, I'm always happy to see old plugins get updated for paint.net 4.0, so thank you very much for your efforts. :)

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