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EyeCandy 3.1 Perspective Shadow Filter
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EyeCandy 3.1
Perspective Shadow Filter

Created by: Fignations of Imaginment
 
This filter adds a perspective shadow to selection. This gives the illusion of depth to the object.

If you choose this filter without making a selection, you will get the following error message:

"This filter requires a selection or some opaque pixels in the current layer."

The combination of each option creates the entire effect of this filter.

 
  The shadow color is selected by selecting a color from the color picker that comes up when you click on the color box.
 

Vanishing Point Direction

This determines the direction of the shadow, towards the vanishing point of the image perspective. Drag the blue ball around the torus to change the direction.

Image 1: Direction = 45
Image 2: Direction = 150

 

Vanishing Point Distance

This adjusts how far towards the vanishing point that the shadow extends from the object. Settings are from 0 to 100.

The following images all use a Vanishing Point Direction of 45.

1st image: Vanishing Point Distance = 25
2nd image: Vanishing Point Distance = 100

 
 

Length

This adjusts the length of the shadow from the object. Settings are from 0 to 99

1st image:   Vanishing Point Distance = 25
Length = 25
2nd image:   Vanishing Point Distance = 25
Length = 50
3rd image:   Vanishing Point Distance = 25
Length = 99
4th image:   Vanishing Point Distance = 25
Length = 25
 
 

Opacity

This adjusts how opaque the perspective shadow is.

1st image: Opacity = 90
2nd image: Opacity = 50

 
  

Blur

This adjusts the fuzziness of the shadow. It also affects how the movement option affects the selection. The greater the blur, the more softer the shadow is and the more it extends around the object.

1st image:   Blur = 25
2nd image:   Blur = 75
 
 

Shadow Color

This adjusts the color of the shadow. Click on the square to bring up the color picker.
 

Draw Everywhere

Selecting this fills the entire shadow area with the color selecting, effectively putting the shadow in front of the selection.

 

Saved Effects

The pull-down menu that shows "Last Used" by default has a number of predefined effects you can choose. You can add your own settings by clicking on the pencil icon or delete settings by clicking on the eraser icon.
 


Apply the Perspective Shadow Filter to text and other shapes.