Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding a cast shadow, part of Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Animated Logos (2014).
…Cast reflections are quite popular, but so are shadows.…Sometimes you want to go for a bit of drama.…With the shadow falling forward onto the background.…Lets explore how to add some perspective, with a drop shadow that seems…to grow a bit, and stretch out either in front or behind the object.…Alright to start, I'll choose File, Browse and Bridge.…And I've got a logo here to work with, as well as a backdrop.…And let's add that logo in.…File, Place.…
This technique is a bit similar to the previous technique…of reflections, except we're going to work with shadows this time.…I'm going to choose place embedded, so I…can actually add that logo into the document.…And it will become embedded into the file.…There we go.…Click OK.…And while holding down Shift+Opt, or Shift+Alt on a PC, I can scale that up.…All right, that's looking pretty good.…But I'd like this iPod to be a little bit easier to see.…So I want to fill that in.…And that's an old school iPod, but it's all right.…
Let's just modify this a bit.…And we will zoom in here.…
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- Acquiring logo files
- Understanding what file formats are supported
- Sizing a vector logo in Photoshop or Illustrator
- Saving a logo with transparency
- Importing a logo into After Effects
- Animating layers
- Extruding a logo in 3D
- Rendering the animation
- Creating cast reflections and cast shadows
- Filling a logo with a pattern
- Adding rays and glows