Another shadow quesiton


Im using ps CS4 and would like to create a shadow effect for text exactly like the logo on this site.

It is as if looking at the text from top-down perspective, the shadow is as if the light is from the side. the problem that im having is getting the shadow to diffuse (think thats correct term) as it gets further from the text.

What i mean is the shadow is quite dark and sharp near the text  but as it moves away gets lighter and less sharp.

I have expermented with alpha and gradients but looks very unrealistic in comparison to the above.

Im after a very relistic lighting feel.

Will upload example of what i have so-far when i get home from work. thx
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I don't think that is a shadow effect as much as a 3D effect. You probably would need to create that in Illustrator.
scooby_56Author Commented:
Any one else of the same opinion?

any pointers on this in illustrator? or should i ask a new question in another thread?
If you are talking just the shadow, I think it would be fairly easy to fake it in photoshop.

Just add a layer, rough out the shadow, turn down the transparency to desired effect, then run a gradient mask on top to get it to fade out.


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Not a bad idea MH, and easier than switching applications!

Thanks. I don't like the way photoshop or illustrator do drop shadows so I've just always done it that way.


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scooby_56Author Commented:
Looks great! will follow this tomorow - thanks
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