Long Shadow made up of gradient/texture
Description of the feature
An option in the newly-introduced "Long Shadow" feature, where the shadow color of an object is not a solid color, but instead an extension of the outer pixels of the object. This is best described through this picture:
As an example, I can fill some text with a gradient or a texture like in the picture above, and then apply long shadow in a way where it has the same colors on the edges of the text, but stretched across the shadow's length. The picture above was made manually. First line is the original text with a gradient inside, second line is the text with a long shadow extending the gradient, and third line is the same as the second line but the long shadow is darkened for a more realistic look.
Many thanks to all contributors and a special thank you for introducing the long shadow feature! I've been wanting this feature since ages. :)