Making shadows or shadows in Photoshop is certainly often used in various designs. If you are a fan of design using Photoshop then I will provide a tutorial on how to quickly create a Shadow quickly using Long Shadow Generator Photoshop plugins.
This plugin is created by Ray, an easy-to-use tool that lets you create long shadow effects with just one click. It only works with Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC.
Here’s How to Photoshop’s Long Shadow Generator
Long Shadow Generator can be downloaded for Photoshop CS6 here and Photoshop CC here.
After your file is downloaded, double-click it to start the installation process in the Adobe Extension Manager. All you have to do is just follow the instructions to complete.
After you install, open your Photoshop and click the menu Windows -> Extentions -> Long Shadow Generator and click the logo icon LS.
Options and Features
Long Shadow Generator provides you with 2 options, you can customize to meet your needs:
1. Long Shadow’s Length, which adjusts the length of the created shadow. Length is measured in pixels and only available in standard sizes: 10, 20, 40, 80, 160 and 320 pixels. The default size is 40 pixels.
2. Long Shadow Opacity, which affects the transparency of the shadow. By default, the opacity is at 20%. The resulting shadows come in black and white shadows. So, it will make it easier for you if you are working with a light or dark background.
As this plugin follows the flat design trend, the shadows have no gradient or lighting effects, the options are checked by default. If you choose not to apply it, simply uncheck the Flatten option.
Finally, you will be given 4 different shadow directions: bottom right, bottom left, top right and top left. To change direction, just hit the square button next to the Generate button in each corner.
Long Shadow demo
Download the office logo here
Enter the office logo into your Photoshop, then click the layer right on the logo, and click the LS logo and set the number of pixels, in my example I took 40px and a long shadow, Opacity 50%. if it is appropriate, immediately click the generate button, wait until the process is complete and see the results as below.