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Offline Aussie Carolyn

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Video - Text Shadow Mats
« on: August 05, 2010, 04:53:48 AM »
Hi, here is a video showing a different way to create shadow mats for text, using Inset/Outset Halo.

It may not be perfect for all projects but could be very handy for straight fonts when you don't want very curvy shadow mats.

The steps shown in this video are also great for thickening a thin font when a low setting is used for width.
Inset/Outset Halo can also be used for creating some nested shapes. The disadvantage is the restriction in available sizes.

Download the cheat sheet to match the video. Attached to this post.

[youtube:s6yv24r1]IzwAjFX_ZIY[/youtube:s6yv24r1]
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Offline Technomum

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Re: Video - Text Shadow Mats
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2010, 06:12:27 AM »
Another great video Carolyn.  I have been playing with objects other than text with some interesting results.
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Re: Video - Text Shadow Mats
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2010, 08:44:07 AM »
Another day that I learned something useful.  Great JOB!
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Re: Video - Text Shadow Mats
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2010, 08:15:52 PM »
Oh My Gosh! I can't tell you how many times I've gone one step at a time and "tightened" a shadow when using Linked Offset! YOU ARE MY HERO!! You've just recovered HOURS of my time! In five minutes! :D
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Re: Video - Text Shadow Mats
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2010, 08:24:46 PM »
Thats what we like to hear successful results......
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