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Mar 14, 2012 6:19 AM

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    Mar 14, 2012 6:19 AM   in reply to Community Help


    I'm using illuatrator cs5 and for some reason the only effect i get from choosing 'Stylize' is 'Glowing edges'.

    I've searched quite a bit all the tools bust still can't find 'Drop Shadow'. Can anyone poitn me in the right direction or is there another way to create shadows on an object (text and rectangles) in illustrator.




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    Mar 14, 2012 6:22 AM   in reply to mti-12

    Hi mti-12


    Look at Effect menu you have 2 sub-sections called Stylize (the one you are looking for is near SVG sub-section).


    In other words, Drop Shadow is in the Illustrator Effects section.


    Let me know if you can find it.

    Best Regards.

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  • Mathias17
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    Mar 14, 2012 6:40 AM   in reply to mti-12

    Gustavo has you taken care of, but to further clarify -


    You're looking in the "Photoshop Effects" section, in the bottom half of the Effect menu. In the top half you see the "Illustrator Effects".


    Both sections contain an item called "Stylize". Just try the other one.




    If on a Mac, click on the main Help menu and type "Drop" into the search bar. Drop Shadow will highlight.




    To create shadows another way - create a shape and apply a Guassian Blur to it. Like Drop shadow, this will also apply a live effect which you can adjust as need be whenever you want. Use the Appearance Panel to access live effects applied to objects.




    Remember, always use your Drop Shadows responsibly!

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    Mar 14, 2012 7:29 AM   in reply to Gustavo Del Vechio

    Thanks a lot Gustavo for your help! Oh, i  feel so stupid not seeing before! thanks again!

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    Mar 14, 2012 7:30 AM   in reply to Mathias17

    Thanks Matthias! Good to know another way of doing things. This is very helpful:)

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