… for Apple Final Cut Pro X
Tip #642: Add a Cast Shadow to Text
All it takes is changing one setting.
You can add a cast shadow to any clip, however it is most effective with text. Here’s how to create it.
In my example, I created a text clip and filled it with a gradient. (The color settings are in the Text Inspector > Face.)
- Select the text clip.
- Go to the Effects browser > Stylize and apply the Drop Shadow effect.
- In the Video Inspector, change the drop shadow settings from Classic Drop Shadow to Perspective Back.
- Finally, using the onscreen controls, tweak the shadow position and settings so it best matches your scene.