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Add shadow for text, regular (raster) layers or smart-objects with this easy to use panel.

Add shadow for text, regular (raster) layers or smart-objects with this easy to use panel.


Add shadow for text, regular (raster) layers, smart-objects with this easy to use Photoshop extension.

Supported layer types: text, smart-objects or regular layers
Choose angle (set manually or use ”Sun position” option), scale, blur (shadow dispersion), opacity, 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 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 are changed. It makes it easier to get a desired look of the shadow.
Bonus feature: Shadow parameters are saved in the current session of the Photoshop even if the panel is closed and re-opened later.


Photoshop CC 2015 or above
Windows or Mac


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

VIDEO TUTORIAL: https://youtu.be/cpT9R9T4qvw

After the installation the extension can be found at: Window - Extensions - BBTools Shadow



Window -> Extensions -> BBTools Shadow

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