Whenever I import PNG-files to Premiere Pro, the shadows are much weaker than they were in Photoshop where I created them. Below is an example where I've exported two layers from Photoshop as seperate PNG-files. Top layer is the clock with a drop shadow, second layers is the brick wall. You can see how different the shadow looks after importing the two images to Premiere Pro. Why is this?
Maybe this is a Photoshop issue, and should've been posted there. Please move the post if that is the case. Thank you.
Does it make any difference if you turn MPE Hardware to Software.
Where can this setting be found? In Premiere or Photoshop? Also, I should say that I don't export the images from Photoshop using the Export function, I just save them as PNG.
MPE render/playback is found in the project settings of Premiere.
Did you bring the PNG files back into Photoshop and compare? I would expect you'll see just about the same result as you see by importing the PNG files into Premiere. It's likely just that the alpha is rendered at a particular depth and not quite true to what you are editingin Photoshop. I would guess that if you want the same depth to that shadow, to just import the PSD into Premiere.
I did bring the file back into Photoshop, but it was actually not the same as Premiere -- it was just as good as the original. However, I noticed that if I do my Photoshop edits in 32 bit color mode insteatd of 8, I get a much better result with my imports to Premiere. See image below. So thank you for pointing me in the "depth" direction. 🙂
Also ... make sure you are exporting to sRGB and not ProPhoto, Adobe-RGB, or in CMYK from within Photoshop.
You can see how different the shadow looks after importing the two images to Premiere Pro. Why is this?
Since the drop shadow is semi transparenent i would go to Sequence > Sequence Settings and un-check "Composite in Linear Color..." in the sequence you are using.