A simple vector shadow / 3d shadow tool similar to that found in sign software such as Flexi-sign.
A simple vector shadow / 3d shadow tool similar to that found in Flexi-sign sign software. I have a history of 10 years with sign software and this simple shadow tool gives you the option for a block extrude drop shadow that is a single color. It also gives you the option to add an outline or spaced outline between your object and the shadow. It also gives you the option to have different style shadows. This would give the ability to easily make outlines / shadows similar to they way they used to hand paint old fashioned letters. The best part is unlike the 3d extrude/bevel tool in illustrator is you don't have to rotate or change the angle of the lettering to make a shadow. The object stays where it is and you only manipulate the shadow.
Tyler, I can’t but recommend Block Shadow by AstuteGraphics to do it: