Multiple Drop Shadow Creating Unwanted Outline

Community Beginner ,
Dec 14, 2020 Dec 14, 2020

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When I add a white drop shadow to an object it appears as a white drop shadow and nothing more. However, when I add another drop shadow to the same object, it creates a tiny outline around the existing white drop shadow with the same color that is chosen for the second drop shadow. I cannot figure out how to get rid of this annoying outline. I am using Adobe Illustrator 2021.

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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 16, 2020 Dec 16, 2020
I had a better look when you mentioned that both dropshadows had the same setting (with color as the exception). I would expect that the second dropshadow would be hidden behind the first, but the second one looks applied twice, one hidden (resulting in the unwanted line) and another with twice the offset, As a workaround you could add 2 fills and move them with the transform effect, instead of using the dropshadow.effect. You may want to report it here: https://illustrator.uservoice.com

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Dec 15, 2020 Dec 15, 2020

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Please embed your image in your post. Thank you.

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Dec 15, 2020 Dec 15, 2020

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Here is an example of that outline.

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Please show the Appearance panel and the settings of your dropshadows.

But it may be easier to find out what's causing your problem when you share an example illustrator file.

Dropbox, WeTransfer, CC folder filesharing, Google...

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The second drop shadow has the same values as the one shown.

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The offset is probably different.

I already tried to replicate the problem, but could not.

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I had a better look when you mentioned that both dropshadows had the same setting (with color as the exception).

I would expect that the second dropshadow would be hidden behind the first, but the second one looks applied twice, one hidden (resulting in the unwanted line) and another with twice the offset,

As a workaround you could add 2 fills and move them with the transform effect, instead of using the dropshadow.effect.

You may want to report it here: https://illustrator.uservoice.com

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