I am new to illustrator and i am trying to make a long shadow in illustrator but no matter which tutorial i follow i keep ending up with problems.
My initial shape is basically a white refresh icon inside a blue circle.
In a video i watched it said to expand the shadow and then place an invisible circle over the blue circle and then right click and create a clipping mask but this option doesnt exist for me when i do this.
Ideally i wanted a long shadow that fades out so it looks more realistic but when i try to use a blend it ends up horrible like this:
Can anyone suggest how i should go about getting the faded shadow or if not then remove the overhang? I've been pulling my hair out for days on this one. Thanks in advance