Long Shadow is a powerful plugin for generating flat, graphic shadows easily within Adobe Photoshop, featuring a multitude of options. Unlike virtually all other long shadow generators in the current market, long shadow is a natively-compiled plugin meaning it’s fast and fully-integrated within Adobe Photoshop.
The long shadow trend has made a tremendous impact in the design industry over the past year and for good reason: it produces striking imagery allowing designers to cleverly pop out graphic elements while maintaining a strong and bold design aesthetic. The long shadow trend has evolved across many industries including graphic design, illustration, motion graphics and more.
Create striking and engaging graphic design
Long shadows are particularly useful in the iconography industry where its effect is widely used to create beautiful, sophisticated icons. Using Long Shadow on multiple passes and across different elements produces unique and innovative results. Compounding shadow intensities against one another yields intriguing results simulating various light intensities.
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Long Shadow for Adobe Photoshop comes with a host of advanced features, including the ability to specify the shadow direction, length, opacity and color. Shadow-specific parameters allow the fine-tuning of the shadow component such as the ability to fade it out over length, another common and ‘must-have’ option for creating impressive long shadow effects.
Fade the shadow’s transparency using falloff
Long Shadow even provides specific gamma control over the shadow falloff to achieve the perfect looking shadow. The shadow can fade out linearly, exponentially or anywhere in between.
Fully control the shadow’s falloff
Long Shadow offers the ability to render the full composite, the shadow only, or the shadow cutout. This provides maximum flexibility for creative design as well as non-destructive workflows.
Select between full composite, shadow only or shadow cutout
Long Shadow is a replacement for Adobe Photoshop’s shadow effect which is inaccurate as it simply offsets the layer’s mask. A true shadow must always fully extend from the layer’s boundaries.
Long Shadow versus Photoshop’s Shadow Effect
Long Shadow has an endless number of uses. Designed specifically for digital artists designers, it is the ultimate tool for enhancing text, punching up graphic elements and producing eye-catching imagery.
Simulate awesome vintage-style text effects
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Long Shadow is 100% multi-threaded capable of using an unlimited number of cores for ultimate speed.
Long Shadow supports both 8 bits / channel and 16 bits / channel color modes for professional workflows.