How to change thickness of outline shapes?


Question

How can I change thickness of "outlines", which actually are not strokes but closed shapes? In the following example you can see outlines which I would like to make thicker, all of them. I wish I could convert them to strokes...

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7/1/2013 4:23:00 PM

Accepted Answer

The easy way: add a stroke of the same colour, then object > path > outline stroke, then merge using Unite in the pathfinder window.

(or even easier: just add a stroke and leave it there so you can adjust it as needed!)

If you need to do the opposite and make it thinner by an even amount: add a stroke, outline stroke as above, then punch the stroke out of the original using Minus front in the pathfinder window.

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7/1/2013 4:37:00 PM

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