Using the Tone Effect
Using the Tone effect, you can apply a shadow to a drawing. Contrary to the Shadow effect, the Tone effect does not convert your drawing into a shadow, it applies the shadow onto your drawing. The resulting render includes both the drawing to its shadow.
The Shadow effect uses a matte drawing layer to determine which areas of the drawing to apply the shadow to. The shadow will not be applied outside of the drawing or outside of the matte.
- Select a drawing layer and do one of the following:
- From the Node Library view, select the Tone effect and drag it to the Node view.
- In the Node view, right-click and select Insert > Combine > Tone.
- Connect the Tone node between the drawing and Composite node.
- In the Drawing or Camera view, create a drawing on a new layer that will act as the matte.
- In the Timeline view, click the Collapse/Expand button on the effect layer.
Do one of the following:
- Drag and drop the matte layer beside the Matte field.
- Connect the Matte drawing to the Matte port of the Tone node.
- Display the Tone properties and adjust the properties to control the type and amount of blur and the colour of the tone effect—see Tone Node.