15 Top Long Shadow Effects for Adobe After Effects
The long shadoweffect can bring a bit of drama and on-trend style to the creative visuals in your video. With logos and graphics especially, applying a sizable shadow can really set off the look.
In this tutorial, I share 15 long shadow templates that you can purchase
on Envato Market to use in your own Adobe After Effects projects. Instead of learning an animation app from start to finish,
use these pre-built assets instead—with your own text
and logos. Even if you’ve never used video editing software, these templates make it easy to get started.The long shadow effect styles the text in this example GIF.
15 Favorite Long Shadow Video Projects for Adobe After Effects on Envato Market
Now, let’s take a look at 15 of my favorite picks for creating this look in Adobe After Effects:
Ideal for: a television quality broadcast package featuring the long shadow effect.
How to Use These Files
Here’s how to these files to create your own long shadow video in After Effects:
1) Use the Instructions
of the best things about projects from VideoHive is that the files
usually include high-quality instructions. The template I’m using in this example, Broadcast Long Shadow Package, includes a
short screencast that shows how to use the project file.
2) Open in After Effects
need Adobe After Effects to use the projects in this tutorial.
Basically, the files below are pre-built projects that you can use with
your own assets. You use these files as a starting point to skip
learning the entire app.
you’ve purchased an After Effects project, double click to open it up.
These projects will work in After Effects on Mac or Windows.
3) Customize the File
each of these files, the project is just a starting point. After you
open it, you have the ability to customize most elements of it for your
For the example above, I simply double clicked on
the text in the screenshot to change it. After Effects opened up the
layer that includes the text in the screenshot above. Then, I can simply
type over the placeholder text and replace it with my own.
to make changes to the file until you’ve customized it to your liking.
Remember, each After Effects project will be different and it’s worth
checking the instructions to find the specifics for how to customize it.
4) Export the Finished File
Once you’ve customized the project with your own assets, you can export from After Effects. Go to the File > Export menu and choose one of the options to send your finished video to another editor.
Recap & Keep Learning
In this roundup, you’ve seen some of my favorite VideoHive assets to create a shadowed effect. If you want to learn more about using pre-built assets to do animation, check out the roundups below: