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David Gruwier
Layer styles without using layer styles? Inner shadow
on Aug 18, 2014 at 11:45:22 am

Constantly I find myself wishing I could use some of the layer styles in AE as effects instead. Especially inner shadow and inner glow. That way I could incorporate it in effect stacks, apply them without breaking 3D, use them in adjustment layers, etc.
Is there a plugin or technique that gives me a simple inner shadow like layer styles? Or maybe even provides all the traditional layer styles but as effects?


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Michael Szalapski
Re: Layer styles without using layer styles? Inner shadow
on Aug 18, 2014 at 1:22:14 pm

There are recipes for achieving some of the layer styles using effects, but the easiest solution is to apply your layer styles and then precompose moving all those attributes into the precomp.

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