So if I want the shadow for the blue hat to only fall on the face, and not blur out onto the background etc, is there any simple-ish way to do this?

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  • Your image is behind a log in and will not display. You'll need to correct that. – Scott Apr 16 '15 at 22:31
  • Sorry Scott! Hope it works now. – Aaron Apr 16 '15 at 23:37

You can try to use a Clipping mask. Make a new shape and frame the shadow you want to keep. Select object with shadow and "the frame" shape (on top). Then hit Cmd + 7

Shadow, clippingmask


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