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md.dreyfus
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Text drop shadow falls behind backing shape?

Nov 16, 2012 3:24 PM

I have 2 layers, a text layer on top, and a shape behind it.  When I add a drop shadow to the text, the shadow shows up BEHIND the shape, instead of on it.  If I choose mode "Multiply," then it shows up in front but is way too big.  Can someone explain why this would be?

 
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    Nov 16, 2012 8:34 PM   in reply to md.dreyfus

    Can see a screenshot of the art and the layers panel with the two layers expanded and the appearance panel while the art is selected on the canvas?

     
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    Nov 16, 2012 9:18 PM   in reply to md.dreyfus

    Sounds like you added the effect to the layer and the Multiply to the shape. In the Layer's panel expand the layer to see the items in it, click on the shaded circle at the right of the Layer's name and drag to to the circle of the text object. Before applying an effect make sure this circle is displayed as a double circle next to the item you want to apply the effect to.

     
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