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Add an outline around type in Illustrator and then delete it from the letterform?


Question

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?

2013/01/23
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1/23/2013 3:46:00 PM

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.

Stroke

If you then want the stroke as a separate object, choose Object > Expand Appearance from the menu

2013/01/23
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1/23/2013 5:32:00 PM