Photoshop: new layer style: Cast Shadow

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Layer styles are useful because of their parametric and their non-destructive natures. Smart Filters are useful, but require the creation of a smart object beforehand.
I'd like to suggest new layer styles, of commonly used effects, that would help to automate time-consuming tasks.

Cast Shadow would simulate the shadow casted by a light placed in front or behind the object/layer. It would use most of the controls found on the proposed Mirror layer style (point of origin, distance, angle, blurring, fade, shrinking, enlarging...)

I hope that other users will chime in with proposed refinements, or create other threads with additional (useful and feasible) layer styles they'd like to see.
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Posted 7 years ago

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Tim Zulewski

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Another great idea!
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I would love to see something like this integrated even if it wasn't a layer style, but a filter like the Alien Skin shadow maker plugin.
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Terry Bonneau

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Agreed! Quick cast shadows would just as useful as drop shadows, if not more! Please consider this, Adobe.