This gives only the basics to adding your own shadow to a layer. Generally, this approach is used when the image is masked (by a non-inverted mask). Since ProShow shadows on a masked layer are themselves masked (hidden) another step is required to give your masked image a shadow. Alternatively, if the ProShow shadow is not what you’re looking for (for example, is too small and/or too sharp), you will need to do something else.
So, to add your own shadow:
- Duplicate the mask (this retains any keyframes, keyframe settings etc of the original layer).
- Move the duplicate layer to below the masked image.
- Change the duplicated layer’s color to the desired shadow color
- Adjust its opacity (generally 50% to 70%)
- Add blur (generally 20 to 40 will work)
- Offset it’s position slightly relative to the mask (change the pan-x and pay-y to place the shadow where you want it and to make its size as large as desired)
So, this is the final basic setup on the slide:
Layer 1: Mask (set to alpha(transparency) or intensity(grayscale) mask, non-inverted, depth=1)
· Layer 2: Image
Layer 3: Shadow Layer
See also Create Image Shadow page.