Hi how can I do this: draw a stroke in illustrator with a shadow? Thanks
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While you can simply apply styles to fills and strokes in Illustrator, the image provided reveals a limitation in the layout engine. Namely, you can't have layers "weave" between each other (Layer 1 on top of Layer 2, which is on top of Layer 1). So I think Ilan's answer is a great one for this situation in particular. Plus it has the advantage of giving you precise visual control over the shading without the trial-and-error and rasterization of most of the style effects. While not a "true" shadow, this technique is much more simple and flexible in many cases.