# Illustrator dropshadow with some distance

I am struggling to find an easy option for this:

Which would be like a dropshadow with a distance between my path and the shadow.

These are just sloppy example to show you what I mean but this is how I created the one above:

Add multiple strokes via the Appearance Panel.

(click the image to see it larger)

• Choose Effect > Distort & Transform > Transform from the menu with the last stroke highlighted in the Appearance Panel
• Adjust the Vertical option in the Move section to move the stroke away from the object.
If you then want to individually alter the everything, or get rid of the white stroke, you can choose Object > Expand Appearance and you will have individual objects for each stroke....