Add an outline around type in Illustrator and then delete it from the letterform?
I have a font that I want to be marginally thinner. I've typed out the word and then added a white outline around it.
What I want to do is delete the outline, whilst maintaining the thinner font. How can I do this?
Simply select the type with the selection tool.
- Click the New Stroke button on the Appearance Panel
- Drag the stroke below the characters in the Appearance panel
- set the stroke options.
If you then want the stroke as a separate object, choose Object > Expand Appearance from the menu