I have troubles in adding a drop shadow to a vectorized map (in *.ai format).
All countries are separated by a white thin line, so that it is possible to highlight a certain country of interest in another colour.
When these countries have been selected, I would like to add a drop shadow under the map outlines, ie under each continent.
But everytime I try to do so, the drop shadow also gets under each country.
My guess is that I have to group the countries within a continent or something else, but I fail each time I try.
Does anybody have a clue?!
Many thanks in advance
What happens if you:
1) Select all countries in the continent and copy to the back (Ctrl/Cmd+C+B);
2) Pathfinder>Merge the copy;
3) Effects>Stylize>Drop Shadow applied to the merged copy?
Yes, It works!!
Thanks a lot!
You are welcome, Annika.