Remove objects, leaving only the stroke and the drop shadow (illustrator)
Just found this site! Seems pretty awesome. Im wondering if anyone knows how to achieve this effect:
I want to remove the white objects (text) from the image, but keep the stroke and the drop shadow.
When I try to make the fill transparent, this is what happens:
Any help would be super appreciated. :)
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
- Transparency panel â†’ Check Knockout Group (you may need to click twice)
- Select everything with a white fill
- Appearance panel â†’ Fill â†’ Opacity 0% (don't set the fill color to none):
You can read more about transparency knockout groups here: