Shadow (Extension for Photoshop)

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Photoshop extension for adding realistic shadow for standing objects. Supports: text, regular (raster) layers, smart-objects.

Key Features

  • Supported layer types: text, smart objects or regular layers
  • Choose angle (set manually or use the "Sun position" option), scale, blur (shadow dispersion), opacity, and color.
  • Auto-updates in almost real-time

Panel UI Controls

  • Angle: the angle of the shadow (1 - 359)
  • Scale: the length of the shadow (1 - 100). It's a relative value based upon the object size and it varies from shadow angle. Sharp angles make longer shadows.
  • Blur: shadow dispersion amount in pixels (1 - 100)
  • Opacity: the opacity of the shadow (1 - 100)
  • Color: the color of the shadow. Usually, outside on a sunny day, shadows tend to have a bluish tint.
  • Sun Position: It's a feature that calculates the angle of the shadow based on the relative position of the object from the Sun (point created using the Pen tool in Photoshop).
  • Auto-update: triggers the shadow creation process when one of the above parameters is changed. It makes it easier to get the desired look of the shadow.
  • Bonus feature: Shadow parameters are saved in the current session of Photoshop even if the panel is closed and re-opened later.

System Requirements

  • Photoshop CC 2017 or above
  • Windows or Mac

What's Included

  • The extension (.zxp file format)
  • Installation guide (.pdf file format)

Running extension on M1 Macs:


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Shadow (Extension for Photoshop)

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I want this!