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    Tyler commented  · 

    Lastly, why doesn't adobe pay for astute graphics plugins or make their own? I just viewed all the plug ins and if all of those were integrated into adobe already I think the community would be pretty happy. This shouldn't be like purchasing a video game that is half created then selling us the remaining parts as downloadable content.

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    Tyler commented  · 

    So, is the admin working for or getting a pay check from Astute Graphics? because I don't think we should have to pay $140 a year for a subscription to use third party plugins let alone have 3rd party software plug-ins pushed by an Adobe admin. Is adobe affiliated with astute graphics? Like does Adobe own them as a parent company? All we are asking (by we I mean me and the other people like Travis Faber who work with signs and vehicle lettering) is for a simple shadow / extrude / outline tool like the one found in flexisign without having to purchase other software or purchase annual subscriptions to places like Astute Graphics.

    watch this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_ZD3bP99qU

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    Tyler commented  · 

    I posted almost a year and 4 months ago a request to have a similar tool for 3d / extruded vector shadows in the similar way FlexiSign has been doing since like 2007. Instead, we now have a 3D bevel tool that focuses on rasterized stylings and lacks horribly on rendering to vector. Every time I try and utilize it for vector it's missing walls and edges. It also bogs down the computer for no reason when I select render to vector. Adobe is a Vector software first, raster second. That's what Photoshop is for. Also, people like myself who design for some sign companies need shadows / extrusions to be vector more than anything, especially if it's 2 color cut vinyl for things like Fire Truck Lettering. Please give a secondary shadow tool that mimics that of FlexiSign 8.1. The Flexisign 8.1 Shadow / outline / drop shadow tool is very simple and quick. I think it would be an easy integration to make simple shadows where it's not necessary for a full 3d extrusion, nor is it worth using the outline tool, then copy and past a layer, off set it, then use the blend tool, then remove all the unnecessary nodes. Example would be most any fire truck door lettering. There is typically a black off set extruded shadow with outline combo and gold leaf lettering on top. Trying to use any of the current adobe tools takes far too long for a simple extruded shadow like that.

    Watch this video for the example : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_ZD3bP99qU

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    Tyler commented  · 

    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.

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