I am doing a ring of products with drop shadow, but I am unable to get a unify shadow direction.

I know one way to solve this will be do it all in Photoshop, and place the circle back to AI, but already design mutiple ring of products and designs I don't want to go back and redo it all. is there a way to achieve this in AI?

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Add the shadows after you've arranged the bags in a circle, not before.

  • Arrange objects in a circle

  • Select all of your objects and go to Effects > Stylize > Drop Shadow

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On CC the shadows rotate, so if upgrading isn't an option and you need to keep the link I would suggest manually editing each shadow.

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And then creating a graphic style for each "position" of the chips to quickly apply it to new linked groups.

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