Illustrator out glow not working...

Explorer ,
Mar 30, 2022 Mar 30, 2022

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Hi

Illustrator CC.

I had previously made a map with a nice out glow using bright blue with 75% saturation, 24 pts. It gave me the attached screen shot. Exactly like I wanted it!

 

But I am now trying to do the same thing with another map and using the same settings, it is just not happening. I would have attached the .ai file here but apparently I can't for some reason. SO let me know what settings I should check in my file to make this work?  I am selecting a path and trying to apply the outer glow to that path.

Here is a screen shot of the map where I am trying to apply the outer glow. You can kind of see a very faint glow, but nothing like the one above!

 

jdballou_0-1648675161938.png

 

I am relatively new to Illustrator.

 

Thanks!

 

jdballou_0-1648674617146.png

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 30, 2022 Mar 30, 2022
Thank you. Main issue with your file is that the object only has a stroke, but no fill. Apply a fill of white and then there will be your outer glow.

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Probably change the blend mode of the outer glow to normal?

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No - I tried all those blend combinations!

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Its too bad that I can't attached my .ai file for someone to take a look at.

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Please upload your file to Dropbox or reaive CLoud and post a link.

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Great idea - just did it

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OK - here is a Dropbox link the the AI file that I am working with

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/szr0perjjeue1i3/Box%206.1%20Map%20Benefits-of-Rabbit-Biocontrol-in-Austral...

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Thank you. Main issue with your file is that the object only has a stroke, but no fill. Apply a fill of white and then there will be your outer glow.

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Yes!  That was it. Thanks so much!

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