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How do I cast a shadow over multiple separate shapes?

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ok say you have prison bars, and you want to cast a shadow over them but not the background, how do i do that? considering each bar is a separate shape. Thanks

 

Ive included a mockup of how im not achieving it hahah imagine the purple is the shadow

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If you have the bars on separate layer you could group them, create new layer copy them to new layer and move the layer slightly to give a drop shadow effect. Of course yo will have to change transparency or color of the drop shadow layer.

Hope this helps.

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As far as I understood, you want to have the drop shadow cast across the bars … if keeping the bars as separate objects is not an absolute requirement, you could use a Boolean Add on them (you could still edit the single bars with the Node Tool) and nest the “shadow” object to the result of this operation … just a quick idea …  :)

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Thanks A_B_C and Cdaleyart!

 

Just like you guys said, group them, then create the shadow and nest it.

 

Here is outcome and the Affinity file if anyone else wants to see, but ABC's photo is better for a clear example.

 

Thanks guys. Im doing a 1948 Buick Streamliner by the way, but the bars was the best way to describe the grill.

 

 

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