Highline - Nicer Shadows In After Effects

The Highline script creates wonderful drop shadows in After Effects. Building on the standard drop shadow after effects tool, Highline lets you create much nicer shadows complete with a few customisation options.

With Highline, you can create offset drop shadows, hatched drop shadows, or combine both to create offset hatched shadows! All at the touch of a button right within After Effects. No more boring after effects drop shadows!

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Create nicer drop shadows in After Effects with the Highline script

Highline gives you the power to create nicer looking drop shadows in After Effects all with the touch of a button. Simply select the layers you want to apply a shadow to, select the type of shadow you need and hit go! In moments you'll have an effect that's miles better than the standard after effects drop shadow.

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Customise the look and feel of the drop shadows you create, adjust the spacing of the hatch, add a slight fade, change the distance, experiment to see what works!

Works with all layer types

Apply to text, shape layers, illustrator files and any other layer you could apply the default drop shadow After Effects tool to.

In need of a hatched drop shadow font? Just pick a regular font and add a hatched drop shadow right within After Effects instead!

Add global shadow controls

The highline script also allows you to add a global control layer for all the drop shadows you create. Just select the global shadow option and a control layer will be automatically created for you.

FAQ

Is this a new drop shadow plugin?

Nope, the Highline script uses the standard drop shadow after effects tool, however, the script runs through some additional steps to make the drop shadows look a lot nicer.

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Need help installing the script?

Read our handy guide on how to install an After Effects script.

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