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    Default How do I use shadow on text when light is coming from behind text

    Hi just a curiosity question. When I need to show shadow when light source is coming from behind text when I use shadow tool all I get is shadow show behind text. How do I make a shadow appear in front of text. Is there something I'm doing incorrectly? Thanks.

    Manny

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    Default Re: How do I use shadow on text when light is coming from behind text

    There is no standard shadow setting for this but what you could do is (all in the selector tool): clone the text, set it to black, make sure the 'lock aspect ration' is turned off (the padlock icon), flip the clone vertically (one of the triangle icons), adjust the skew angle settings (next to the parallelogram icon), and (now in the Transparency tool) apply some linear transparency to fade the shadow effect. It will need some tinkering.

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    Default Re: How do I use shadow on text when light is coming from behind text

    Quote Originally Posted by Manny View Post
    Hi just a curiosity question. When I need to show shadow when light source is coming from behind text when I use shadow tool all I get is shadow show behind text. How do I make a shadow appear in front of text. Is there something I'm doing incorrectly? Thanks.

    Manny
    That would be normal because normally the object would have a light shining on the front to show it's color, texture, etc. thus the shadow would be cast behind. Otherwise if for some reason you just want to cast a shadow from back to front Boy's solution would be a good one. I used to have a program that would do what you are asking but I can't find it.
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    Default Re: How do I use shadow on text when light is coming from behind text

    To illustrate Boy's suggestion
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    Default Re: How do I use shadow on text when light is coming from behind text

    Capital Idea Gary it makes perfect sense when the experts explain it. Thanks Gary!!!!

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    Default Re: How do I use shadow on text when light is coming from behind text

    Connection back to https://www.talkgraphics.com/showthr...0-Floor-Shadow for completeness.

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