Create Drop Shadows in Illustrator

Create Drop Shadows in Illustrator, the easy way!

A new tutorial is live on youtube that explains how to create a neat drop shadow without using the drop shadow effect. This effect works great when you need a movable and adjustable shadow effect in Illustrator. 

Check out the Adobe Illustrator video now:


Tips on Creating Drop Shadows:

  • Find the classic Drop Shadow Effect in Illustrator under Effect > Stylize > Drop Shadow
  • Use the Feather Effect (Effect > Stylize > Feather) for movable shadows
  • Dramatic shadows can be created my using the Feather Effect or the Gradient Tool with transparency stops
  • Remember to set the object with Feather Effect to Multiply in the Opacity Settings
  • There are always more than one way to create stuff in Adobe Illustrator 🙂
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Simona Pfreundner has been teaching Adobe Creative Suite since 2008 through written tutorials, instructional video courses and classroom teaching. With 15 years experience in the graphic design field as an agency, in-house and freelance designer, her love for art and drawing has enabled her develop an approachable and intuitive style of teaching that helps people learn graphic design software in a fun and easy way.

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