Just wondering if anyone knew of a solution to the below:
Basically I have the middle shape with the appropriate drop shadow effect applied, but I only want the drop shadow to show on the shapes underneath it not on the outside.
Does anyone have any suggestions? The only joy I had was changing the drop shadow effect to overlay but this caused issues when exporting to an svg.
There are several possible ways to do this. This one is non-destructive:
Here I have used a drop shadow on the top shape (which is a rounded rectangle).
Then I duplicated all the shapes of the logo, and did a Path Finder Union on it.
Finally I grouped the logo, then applied the united shape as clipping mask to the group.
Using this method, there’s no need to expand anything, and the edit is non-destructive. So, you will still be able edit the drop shadow as an effect.