Adding drop shadows


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Adding drop shadows

Next, I'd like to work on the appearance and timing of these various video frames earlier in this composition. One, I notice it's a little bit hard to distinguish between them as they overlap. I'm going to turn off my Action/Title Safe Areas because I've already arranged my layers just to give myself a clear view of my composition. I think a bit of drop shadow would help me make these stand out against each other. There are a couple of approaches I could take. One approach would be just applying a drop shadow inside this Final Comp, so I'm going to select one of my extra videos, such as this Stress Test video here and apply Effect>Perspective>Drop Shadow.

Just like I did with the text, I'm going to set the distance down to 0 to center the blur and increase the softness, until I get a little bit of overlap on the layers behind. It's bit on the weak side, so I'm going to increase the darkness just to help make it stand out a little bit better and the...

Adding drop shadows
Video duration: 2m 27s 3h 30m Intermediate

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Adding drop shadows provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 16: Creating a Medical Opening Title

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Video
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After Effects
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