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Hi,

I just downloaded Paint.Net and have been enjoying playing with various text possibilities, but i'm stumped as to how to create a 'long shadow' look to a text title...

I managed to reflect the title, and with a couple of attempts, managed to rotate the text, and italicise the reflection, but i was looking for a way to 'stretch' the reflection - anyone got any ideas for any moves/ plug ins that could achieve this please ?

Here's how far i've gotten with it - any replies appreciated,

steve

( incidentally, i've just realised i've posted this in the wrong section - can't see a way to move it - apologies... ) 8 /

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Edited by steeev
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Hi,

I just downloaded Paint.Net and have been enjoying playing with various text possibilities, but i'm stumped as to how to create a 'long shadow' look to a text title...

I managed to reflect the title, and with a couple of attempts, managed to rotate the text, and italicise the reflection, but i was looking for a way to 'stretch' the reflection - anyone got any ideas for any moves/ plug ins that could achieve this please ?

Here's how far i've gotten with it - any replies appreciated,

steve

( incidentally, i've just realised i've posted this in the wrong section - can't see a way to move it - apologies... ) 8 /

If I am reading your question correctly, you would probably want to try to 'motion blur' on a selected shadow area or Pyrochild's trail plugin to create a stretched shadow. 'There are many ways to skin a cat'. ;)

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This was made using the Shape 3D plugin.

The shadow was selection stretched and blurred before running Shape 3D.

http://img541.imageshack.us/img541/5886/shadow04.png

In Box > Dice Cube mode.

I believe that yellowman made a 3d Room tutorial that explains the use of Shape 3D for this.

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This was made by selection stretching using the Move Selected Pixels tool :MoveTool: ,

then the Perspective plugin, and Layers > Rotate/Zoom.

http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/7092/shadow02.png">

http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/7092/shadow02.png

Edited by Sarkut
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Ah, thanx for the response, very good of you...

and thanx pyrochild for moving my post - what can i say, it'd been a long night...

i looked into the various options, and found yellowman's approach the most useful in this instance - although sarkut's image was the closest to what i had in mind, i think maybe the the shape 3d plug in's a bit beyond my skill level at the moment - got a bit lost in it...8 )

anyway, here's where i am with it now...

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