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Adobe Premiere 3D Drop Shadow

Check out this short tutorial for creating a 3D drop shadow in Adobe Premiere.  In case you missed our earlier tutorial, you can now integrate After Effects within Adobe Premiere to create 3D text. 

3D_drop_shadow_premiere.pngHowever, true 3D drop shadows will increase render times.  You can use a simple trick to simulate a 3D drop shadow directly within Adobe Premiere without having to render!

*This same technique can be used if you are a user of Avid Media Composer, or Final Cut Pro .

You can watch the video tutorial, or look at the screenshots below.  *Click on the screenshots for an enlarged image.

premiere_training.pngTo start, click on the layer that contains your 3D title object and hold down the alt key.

With the alt key held down, drag the layer directly above itself to create a copy.

copy layer.png

Then double click on the bottom text layer.
Then navigate over to the source window area, and click on the Effect Controls tab.

effect controls tab.png

Now navigate over to the project window area, and click on effects tab.

Look for these three effects (Guassian Blur, Color Balance, and Basic 3D) and double click on each of them.

effects tab.png

Navigate back up to the Effect Controls window.

Adjust the Y axis within the Motion parameters to offset the 3D text so it's below itself.

motion position.png

Then within the Color Balance effect, set a value of zero for Red, Green, and Blue.

color balance.png

Next with the Gaussian blur effect, adjust the level of blur to create the illusion of a drop shadow.

guassian blur.png

And finally, adjust the tilt parameter to add the illusion of a real drop shadow.

basic 3D.png

For other great tips like this, or to enroll in an Adobe Premiere training class, visit GeniusDV.com

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