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in Affinity Photo and Designer, I have created a file in Affinity with an imported image, created a symbol of that image, then used it to create letters. I grouped the objects then added an outer shadow to that group. When I exporting to png without background the shadow isn't being exported. Shadows do export with a background. 

 

Is exporting outer shadow fx not possible without a background?

 

My workaround is to export to Photoshop then export to png. 

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Here you go. At first, I thought it was because I created a symbol in AD first then opened in AP, but test disproved that. Then I thought perhaps it was that I grouped object before applying FX, but that's not it either.

 

I have attached three files, a AP, a AD and my png export.

 

Thanks for taking a look. 

 

PNGShadowExport.afphoto

PNGexportTest.png

BlueBoxesWithShadow.afdesign

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Works Ok for me with your files

Are you sure you are exporting in PNG 24 format

PNG 8 will not show the shadow effect (without a background)


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26 minutes ago, carl123 said:

Works Ok for me with your files

Are you sure you are exporting in PNG 24 format

PNG 8 will not show the shadow effect (without a background)

Geeeeeze! That was it. PNG 24 is what is needed. 

When in photoshop I don't have this option, at least not that I know of.

 

Anyway, thank for your help and sorry for the confusion.

Screen Shot 2017-10-05 at 7.58.26 AM.png

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