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Hi! I'm trying to make a mood board with squares that have drop shadows. In the squares, I put my images. When I tried it out today, the drop shadow took on the image instead of remaining black like I intended. (Please see screenshots.) How do I stop this and keep the drop shadow black?

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One way is to make a rectangle and apply an FX outter shadow to that one, afterwards to clip your pixel layer image underneath that rectangle then.


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☛ Affinity Designer 1.10.6 ◆ Affinity Photo 1.10.6 ◆ Affinity Publisher 1.10.6 ◆ OSX El Capitan
☛ Affinity V2 apps still not installed and thus momentary not in use under MacOS

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Hi @Jess Molchan,
Welcome to the Affinity Forums!

The nested rectangle layer is used to crop the image above. Modifications done to it do modify its cropping area. So also a stroke applied to the rectangle alters the cropping size. To apply a shadow to the squared image you would apply it to the image layer, not to the nested rectangle.


macOS 10.14.6 | MacBookPro Retina 15" | Eizo 27" | Affinity V1 only

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