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How to Cheat in Adobe Flash CS4 by Chris Georgenes

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Perspective Shadow

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SO FAR WE’VE LOOKED at how to add a Drop Shadow filter to an animated character using a movie clip and the Filters feature. But the drop shadow can be a little limiting in some situations. To place a character in an environment that has more depth and perspective to it, the drop shadow will not work very well since it tends to flatten the perspective. You may need a shadow that provides the illusion of perspective and depth.

 

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1 Select your Movie Clip instance and copy it using . Create a new layer below it and paste it in ...

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