Trying to add drop shadow to text in Illustrator. However when I click Effect / Stylize... the drop shadow option is greyed out. I have tried different fonts but same result. Help?!
How do you select the text?
Don' use the text tool.
You need to select the text object by clicking on it once (!) using the selection tool.
That did it Monika, I was using the text tool and not the selection tool to try and select drop shadow. Such a simple solution. Thank you to all in the Adobe Support Community who responded, much appreciated.
Glad you could solve it.
Here are a few suggestions:
Please do a test on vector shape to provide us more information. And as already mentioned make sure you are using the selection tool to select type as an object, not text tool which selets as text character(s).
OS & System match
What version of OS & Illustrator are you using? Make sure they are compatible with each other.
Have you restarted or reset your prefs? Substitute 22 for your version.
PREFS RESET (thorough method)
Finder >> Shift Command G
~/Library/Preferences/Adobe Illustrator 22 Settings/en_US*/Adobe Illustrator Prefs
rename Adobe Illustrator 22 to Adobe Illustrator 22 old