Any way to make the shadow pen easier to use?

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Or is there a better alternative to shading? This might be a stupidly simple thing to ask but google has yielded me no results!
 

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I honestly just don't use shadows. I mean I do plan to experiment with shading when I experiment with Parallax mapping later, but I don't really care for the default shadowing so I simply remove it.

As long as things are consistent I feel this doesn't really bother people.
 

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I never, ever use the shadow pen. It is, imo, ugly - too dark, too blocky, often too thin. I use shadows of differing widths to reflect higher/lower walls & cliffs on a B-E tile sheet. There is, I think, a plugin for MV which will turn it off so that you don't have to manually remove it. I don't use MV so I can't link you to it.
 

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I never, ever use the shadow pen. It is, imo, ugly - too dark, too blocky, often too thin. I use shadows of differing widths to reflect higher/lower walls & cliffs on a B-E tile sheet. There is, I think, a plugin for MV which will turn it off so that you don't have to manually remove it. I don't use MV so I can't link you to it.
there is this Yanfly one, but you have to pay for it: http://www.yanfly.moe/wiki/Disable_Auto_Shadow_Extended_(YEP)
 

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I see, thanks. Sucks that you have to pay but most games don't really use dramatic shadows now that I think about it.
 

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