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Sometimes I need to add some fx shadow fx, but the shape for that is already used in another combination. So the easiest way for me would be to use that same shape, but with no fill and no line, just to use it to add the wanted fx shadow to my graphic. But that does not seem to work. As soon as I click no fill ........ the fx is gone. 

Is there any way of doing this? Think about a transparent shape that has no influence on graphic, but gives me the chance to add fx with that shape?

Would be very helpful if there´s an easy way of doing so!    :-)

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In Affinity Photo

Duplicate the shape
Remove the fx settings
Change the fill to black
Lower the opacity of the layer
Add a gaussian blur live filter

 


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2 minutes ago, Polygonius said:

The easiest way is maybe open the fx-panel of that shape and set the object-opacity to zero. Then you  will get just the shadow, or glow... nothing else!

You´re the man, ..........  but shame on me, never really noticed the object-opacity option at the bottom of the window! Where is the red cheek smilie? Super!

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49 minutes ago, Kobold said:

Where is the red cheek smilie?

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1 hour ago, Kobold said:

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On 9/24/2018 at 11:09 AM, Polygonius said:

The easiest way is maybe open the fx-panel of that shape and set the object-opacity to zero. Then you  will get just the shadow, or glow... nothing else!

What a cool option, setting the Effect's "Fill Opacity" to 0%. Worked like a charm!

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