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Using the Shadow Effect

The Shadow effect converts the drawing layer it is connected to into a dark, blurry matte . It can be used to make a drop shadow out of a drawing's silhouette. You can control the type and amount of blur, as well as the colour of the shadow.

If you want the Shadow effect to be applied to a group of drawing layers, you can put the layers in a group and attach the effect to the group. If you want to make a drawing layer and its shadow appear in the same scene, you can clone the drawing, or convert it to a symbol to be able to have two instances of the drawing in the same scene.