Knowing the dangers of ungrouping artwork


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Knowing the dangers of ungrouping artwork

You know, I've always said that with power comes responsibility. We know that we can apply certain effects and fills and strokes to groups, and in fact, that's what I've done right here inside of this file. In this file called groups_2.ai, if I click on this group over here to select it, you'll see that in my Appearance panel I have the group right now selected and targeted and I can see that there is a drop shadow applied to that group. Now remember how we always read stacking order inside of the Appearance panel? I have my contents here, which are the actual elements inside of my group, and I have the drop shadow that lies beneath that. Great! So I have now a single drop shadow that encompasses my entire group.

Maybe I've got this file from somebody else and I want to make a few changes to it. In fact, maybe I really like the way that this flower kind of works, and I want to use this in some other part of my file, or maybe in a completely different file. So right no...

Knowing the dangers of ungrouping artwork
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Knowing the dangers of ungrouping artwork provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator Insider Training: Rethinking the Essentials

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