Shadow overlays for After Effects and Photoshop

Quickly add that extra little flair to your compositions with this set of 30 shadow overlays for After Effects and Photoshop.

The shadows range from palms and plants, to window blinds, and abstract shadow patterns, ideal for bringing your compositions to life and adding some additional realism to your shots.

Also included is an After Effects preset that brings a little movement to the overlays should you need it.


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How do I add the shadows?

Each of the shadow overlays is a Photoshop PSD file, when working with After Effects all you need to do is import the file you want into your project and place it above the layers in your composition.

In Photoshop, you can open up the file directly and add it to your other Photoshop documents.

Are the shadows animated?

By default the shadows are just still PSD files, they can however have a slight animation added to them by using the After Effects Preset that's included in the download.

Create your own style

The shadows can be customised to produce a unique look and feel for your project. If a shadow looks a little too strong, just adjust the opacity of the layer! You can also adjust the scale, add some more blur, change the blending mode, you can even combine multiple overlays to get the look you want, the choice is yours.

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