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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Here is an example of that outline.
Please show the Appearance panel and the settings of your dropshadows.
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The second drop shadow has the same values as the one shown.
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