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Apply Shadow to Mask Group

New Here ,
Sep 23, 2019 Sep 23, 2019

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A feaure I commonly use is "mask with shape" to create perfectly sized and positioned media for my designs.

However in my most common use case, applying a mask to a photo to place in my design, I no longer have the ability to use a shadow. The actual group "Mask Group" does not even feature the shadow option. The mask shape and photo file within the group do in fact retain the option to add a shadow however they do not do anything once applied. 

My current work around is creating a basic shape the same dimensions behind it with a shadow, but this is has caused a little confusion on hand off. 

Could we please add shadow capability to Mask Group? Please and Thank You!

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Sep 24, 2019 Sep 24, 2019

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Apr 22, 2021 Apr 22, 2021

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I copied the mask group and pasted it as picture in powerpoint. Then copied it back and pasted it in the artboard. I applied the shadow to the image and it was perfect!

 

Anybody reading this can suggest what method you have used?

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Aug 23, 2021 Aug 23, 2021

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Yeah, technically you can't but here's something you can do...

 

  1. Add a shadow to the object before adding the mask
  2. duplicate the object (ctrl +d)
  3. Add the mask to the duplicated object

That way, you have two objects, one with the shadow directly beneath and the one with the mask on top. Then group the objects so you can move freely. 

 

I hope it helps 

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