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Illustrator effects overlapping

Community Beginner ,
Jul 15, 2022 Jul 15, 2022

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Hello, and thank you for reading! I am trying to learn how to make icons look isometric in Illustrator. I wanted this object to have grain texture, but when I add the grain, it affects/overlaps with the drop shadow effect already in place. How can I make it so that the grain is independent of the drop shadow? In other words, the drop shadow does what it is supposed to do and the grain only occurs within the shape? 

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Community Expert , Jul 15, 2022 Jul 15, 2022

Here's a visual in support of David's suggestion:tromboniator_0-1657928256302.png

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Mentor ,
Jul 15, 2022 Jul 15, 2022

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There's probably a (better?) way using the appearance panel, but I'd just duplicate that shape, send it to the back and put the drop shadow on that, and remove it from your grain item.

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 15, 2022 Jul 15, 2022

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Thanks, this is probably the fastest workaround. I dont like that the program does this, but I researched for quite some time and found no other answers. Thank you!

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Jul 16, 2022 Jul 16, 2022

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Duplicating a blend with probably hundreds of steps (and probably not just one blend, but several) might affect the file size (depending on how exactly you save it).

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Jul 15, 2022 Jul 15, 2022

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What if you drag the Drop Shadow below the Grain effect in the Appearance panel?

 

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Here's a visual in support of David's suggestion:tromboniator_0-1657928256302.png

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Thanks!!

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