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Mark Sullivan
Selecting type to make alpha problem
on Oct 31, 2006 at 10:13:01 pm

I have text with a drop shadow. There is no background. I want to use this in AVID so I save it as a psd file. AVID opens it fine, but the drop shadow appears white instead of black.

If I try to use a black background and command-click the icon to select it and then generate a alpha channel, the drop shadow isn't selected. Same if I have applied a stroke to the text.

Suggestions will be most appreciated.

Thanks, Mark


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Jim Kanter
Re: Selecting type to make alpha problem
on Nov 5, 2006 at 3:48:36 am

Apply the drop shadow in the Avid.

Jim Kanter,
Digital Film Institute
http://www.dfilminst.com


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Mark Sullivan
Re: Selecting type to make alpha problem
on Nov 6, 2006 at 9:39:54 pm

I'm on Symphony Nitris - it doesn't do soft offset drop shadows.

Thanks though.


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Jim Kanter
Re: Selecting type to make alpha problem
on Nov 14, 2006 at 8:35:28 pm

Photoshop layer styles are stored separately from the pixel content so they are usually not correctly drawn by non-Adobe apps. You should convert them by rasterizing the layer and then you should be able to select the shadow pixels normally as you would the text pixels.

Jim Kanter,
Digital Film Institute
http://www.dfilminst.com


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