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Adobe Illustrator: Can an object cast a drop shadow without being visible itself?

If I'm understanding your question correctly, then the effect that you are looking for can be achieved by creating a white object with a drop shadow and then setting the whole thing to MULTIPLY / ...
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Angled drop shadow on transparent background

The drop shadow tool has limitations. When you need custom shadows you have to draw them. If you draw the shadow as a shape and apply effects like glow or feather to soften it you can save the image ...
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Illustrator dropshadow with some distance

Add multiple strokes via the Appearance Panel. (click the image to see it larger) Start with the object Add a thicker, white stroke under the object add a "shadow" colored stroke under the white ...
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creating shadow effect

If you are using it in Illustrator I would : get the main shape that is part of that rocket. With the same color, you are using there. copy and past in the same place (cmd+shift+V) twice. offset one ...
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Drop shadow for animated GIF

Simply enlarge your document, add a background color as the background color where the GIF will be placed, then add your shadow to your GIF. This is the only way. If your output is for the web, you ...
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Drop shadow for animated GIF

For GIF the drop shadow is going to be complicated for two reasons: The drop shadow on your PNG relies on partial opacity to blend the shadow with the page background. But the GIF format doesn't ...
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Layers with different directional drop shadows in Photoshop

When you apply effects that have a light source, you have the option of using a global light source. That global light source is always the same for all layers. You can edit the global light source ...
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How to add drop shadow to a picture via CLI?

Rather than using the vector graphic tool Inkscape I would recommend the ultimate command line tool for bitmap manipulations: ImageMagick. It should be available through your distribution ...
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How to modify the size of Drop Shadow in Illustrator

You change the Effect. If it's visible in the Appearance Panel, click it. You can then change the settings.... Opacity, X, and Y offset should be self-explanatory. The Blur setting controls the ...
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Google Slides - Adding drop shadow to an image

Google Slides has caught up and you can now add drop shadow to images and shapes from the format menu:
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Weird results with multiple drop shadows in Illustrator

Effects (all effects, not only drop shadows) are cumulative, they aren't only applied to the base object but the output of all styles and effects applied before—so this is working as intended. The ...
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Lift corners of paper a little bit up [Adobe Illustrator]

I'm not a fan of the raster effects in Illustrator. I prefer to build objects as concise and scalable as possible. And while I don't mind some effects turning to raster upon saving and exporting, I ...
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Illustrator: Stop drop shadows appearing on artboard

This is fairly easy to do with overlapping objects. It's not something I'd try with a single object. I'd never use the drop shadow effect and I'd never consider masks necessary. Once you have the two ...
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How to create a realistic shadow like in this image below? Super Realistic one

I have been obsessed with this question for a while. Imho you can not do this with built-in filters or drop shadow on Ps, or Gimp as far as I know. Let me analyze what this shadow is about. A. You ...
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What is the lighting logic for the box-shadows in material design?

@Seph Reed: The light logic as I understand it is to quantify a simple stylistic guide to achieve both ambient occlusion shadowing and direct cast shadows, which combine to indicate a "height" in "z" ...
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Changing relative heights of objects so that their shadows reflect what the user wants

Unclear in your question what app you're using, so I screencapped both Adobe Illustrator and Affinity Designer to show this applies to both for certain, and I'm pretty sure Inkscape and Xara and ...
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How do I create this type of shadow effect on the letters in Illustrator?

Here's a quick tut. Create background with darker color then desired font. I used black. The write with chosen font what you want. Add stroke, I've chosen 4pt. Copy text, paste in place (shift+...
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Remove objects, leaving only the stroke and the drop shadow (illustrator)

Transparency Knockout Group When you define a transparency knockout group, the elements within that group don't show through eachother, exactly like you want. Group everything including the shadow ...
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Layers with different directional drop shadows in Photoshop

Turn off Use Global Light in the Shadow properties
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Drop shadow for animated GIF

Since v2.19, ScreenToGif lets you add dropshadows to your recordings/animations. You can manually add the shadows while editing: Or you can set a task to add the shadow after recording: These ...
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What is the minimum pixel size for a drop shadow in Illustrator CC

You shouldn't really be limited by the minimum size of a drop shadow. The minimum value you can use is 0.01pt, which even at maximum zoom is essentially too small to see. The drop shadow effect is a ...
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Adobe InDesign: Applying a drop shadow to a placed PDF

Simply add a [paper] background to the object and it will do the drop shadow around the whole object instead.
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Inkscape Clip Shape and Filter

In Inkscape, filter effects like a drop shadow can be clipped by adding the filtered object to a group first, then clip the group. Tutorial Copy the green circle (It will be used as the clipping ...
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Google Slides - Adding drop shadow to an image

You're not able to directly add drop shadows for images in Google Slides. The drop shadow was made in a different slide making program like PowerPoint and the file was uploaded to the Drive. The user ...
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Drop Shadow Design in AI CS5 with linked PSD Image

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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Documentation on the differences of drop shadow modes in Illustrator

These are called Blending modes and for full description of it you should look straight by the source of app, like on this page: Blending modes in Adobe Illustrator
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