How to outline traced object in AI?


I have traced object which contains lots of polygons. Something like this:

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What I want is to outline this object similar to stroke, with solid color. How to create a simple object which is actually outline of my object?

10/3/2013 3:39:00 PM

Accepted Answer

Group the objects, if they aren't already a group.

Then simply add a new stroke in the Appearance Panel and then move the stroke below the Contents item.


Then, if you want a separate object for the stoke, choose Object > Expand Appearance

10/3/2013 4:40:00 PM

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