Shadows got an all new style. If you are familiar with After Effects, you must have used or heard about the drop shadow effect. As the name suggests, it can be used to create shadows. But, long shadows are the future, they look more stylish and beautiful.
Unlike drop shadows, creating long shadows in After Effects isn’t easy and there is no built-in preset or plugin to do that. This is where our Long Shadows After Effect preset comes in handy.
Just like a drop shadows, you can drag and drop the preset on a layer to create long shadows. The preset is very easy to use and gives you control over many settings to overhaul the look of the shadows. You can easily change the shadow color, length, angle, feathering, choke and opacity.
How To Install The Long Shadow After Effects Preset
To install the preset in Adobe After Effects, download and extract the package.
Then copy Long Shadows – Editing Corp.ffx in one of these folder considering your version of After Effects.
Windows – Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CS5\Support Files\Presets
Mac OS – Applications/Adobe After Effects CS5/Presets
How To Use The Long Shadow After Effects Preset
To use the preset:
- Type in “Long Shadows – Editing Corp” under Effects and Presets.
- Then drag and drop the preset on your desired layer.
- Use the Effects Control panel to alter the settings.