How do I put shadow on text?

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Post » Sat Oct 24, 2015 6:45 pm

Hey all! I was wondering, how do I put a drop shadow on text?
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Post » Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:52 pm

The easiest way is to make two text objects with identical text. One light color, and one black for the shadows. Then put the black one under the light one.

Or you can make a sprite font with per-rendered shadows. There is a great plugin in the Tools section.
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Post » Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:32 pm

Hey @jojoe. Okay, thanks... I'll try that.
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Post » Sun Oct 25, 2015 12:45 am

Hey @jojoe, could you (or anybody else) help me out? Duplicating text will not work in my case. Could you please show me where the shadow plugin is (I can't find it), and maybe a tutorial on how to use it (if there is one)?
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Post » Sun Oct 25, 2015 2:30 am

Sorry for the Delay:
sprite-font-generator-v2_t86546

I should have posted that in my first post, I am verry sorry about that.
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Post » Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:23 am

Hey @Somebody, I've downloaded/installed your DropShadow plugin, but I really don't get how to use it? Can yo help me please? Does it work with texts, or only objects?
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Post » Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:26 am

That plugin only works with sprites , and inside the sprites bounding box. iirc. It might work with backgrounds too.
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Post » Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:30 am

Ohh @jojoe, I see thanks. Are there any plugins to create drop shadow on text? Why is it so hard to put a simple drop shadow on text?
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Post » Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:12 pm

Bump...
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Post » Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:45 pm

Here you go:

https://mega.nz/#!xNQgmb6I!1UEOyFgl5zgX ... g8CwO4Yc94


Just type something in the box, and you will see how it works.

They are just 2 instances of the same text, only different colors. i do 2 examples with different offsets.

Otherwise try using a sprite-font, then you can pre-render shadows.

Hope that helps.
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