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