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Drop shadow option not present on stylize menu

Community Beginner ,
Aug 18, 2015

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I downloaded Illustrator CC 2015 yesterday. I'm needing to do a drop shadow on a layer of text. I see in your forums it says to do this by Effect > Stylize > Drop Shadow except I have NO Drop Shadow option on the Stylize menu. The only option I have is Glowing Edges (see screenshot: https://www.dropbox.com/s/k901givwsb72go7/Screenshot%202015-08-18%2010.43.24.png?dl=0 )

How can I get the Drop Shadow option?

Just answered my own question. There is another "Stylize" item on the "Effect" menu above this one that I screenshot and that first "Stylize" has the drop shadow!

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Drop shadow option not present on stylize menu

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I downloaded Illustrator CC 2015 yesterday. I'm needing to do a drop shadow on a layer of text. I see in your forums it says to do this by Effect > Stylize > Drop Shadow except I have NO Drop Shadow option on the Stylize menu. The only option I have is Glowing Edges (see screenshot: https://www.dropbox.com/s/k901givwsb72go7/Screenshot%202015-08-18%2010.43.24.png?dl=0 )

How can I get the Drop Shadow option?

Just answered my own question. There is another "Stylize" item on the "Effect" menu above this one that I screenshot and that first "Stylize" has the drop shadow!

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Aug 18, 2015

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You are in the Photoshop Effects, look higher.

Screen Shot 2015-08-18 at 9.55.56 AM.png

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 18, 2015

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Thank you! Sorry, I did not see your two replies until I posted mine. Can I mark more than one reply as correct?

Just learning Illustrator CC. I'm only proficient at Photoshop CS3.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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As long as you mark one as correct even if its your own, then at least readers know that you have solved your question. Its polite to offer the first correct answer the star! (So Mike!)

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As Mike has stated:

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Just answered my own question. There is another "Stylize" item on the "Effect" menu above this one that I screenshot and that first "Stylize" has the drop shadow!

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Thank you for this...I was stumped too!  Even downloaded the updates thinking that would fix it.  I just failed to see that there were 2 stylize menus until you pointed it out!!!  Thanks!

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no drop shadow effect no .no stylize double option here what I have to do now

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Oct 03, 2018

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Mhoyon  schrieb

no drop shadow effect no .no stylize double option here what I have to do now

There's a lot missing from that menu.

If you're lucky, a computer restart can solve it.

Next one to try would be to reset the preferences.

But you might even need to uninstall, run the Adobe Cleaner Tool and then reinstall Illustrator.

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