When I group a few objects together, and apply drop shadow to the group, I cannot edit the individual object in the group (cannot pick it to move it or resize it etc) without removing the drop shadow.
Click on the Drop Shadow of the group object. This will select the whole group. Now Click on the object you want to select holding Ctrl & Alt keys together.
From my experience, if you have any number of grouped objects stacked on top of each other with a drop shadow applied to them...you cannot select each individual object by holding down the Ctrl + Alt keys as stated.
You would only be able to select the bottom most object with the drop shadow applied. Unless of course I am missing something here.
Please correct me if i am wrong.
Juan M. Guillen said:Please correct me if i am wrong.
You are probably not clicking on the Drop Shadow part to select the group. You have to click on the drop shadow of the group object and not the object itself.
Then Ctrl+Alt click will allow you to select any object of the group you want to.
I probably did not explain myself well enough in my previous post.
1. I create my 3 objects and group them.
2. apply a drop shadow to my 3 grouped objects. (I even expanded my drop shadow well beyond my grouped objects)
3. select the drop shadow
4. Ctrl + Alt and click on each individual objects to select them
However, I still cannot select all of them. Only the bottom most object can be selected.
Am I still doing something wrong?
When the objects are stacked on top of each other, I can only select two of them and not all three
Juan M. Guillen said:When the objects are stacked on top of each other, I can only select two of them and not all three
Try with Ctrl+Alt+Shift
Object that is on top of all other objects (in the group) can be selected on with Ctrl+Alt. Rest all objects can be selected using Ctrl+Alt+Shift
The other guy is correct, although it is a bit funky. Select the drop shadow group, press ctrl+alt+shift, click an object in your group. You will see the object show up in object manager. Repeat this (deselect all then select the drop shadow group, then key press etc) for each object you want to manipulate. For the top object, use key press ctrl+alt. This will work even if each object completely covers the one below. What's interesting is once you have managed to select an object and it shows up in the group, it stays visible in OM.
Try selecting the yellow object....It can't be selected with a drop shadow using Ctrl+Alt or Ctrl+Alt+Shift (the blue object at the very bottom, red middle, blue top)
If you figure it out let me know.