Adobe Illustrator: How do you expand a vector to the extent of the stroke?


Question

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I have some vector shapes with a white fill and a 0.3pt white stroke.

What I want to do is expand the shape to the extent of the outside edge of the stroke.

To put it in kind of visual terms, what I'd want to see in the image above is the blue selection line on the border between the white and the pink.

I hope I've explained it well enough. If not, please ask for clarification.

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6/30/2014 12:59:00 PM

Accepted Answer

Object > Expand Appearance then merge with Pathfinder.

Alternatively:

Object > Path > Outline Stroke

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7/1/2014 1:02:00 PM

A little late to the party here, but here's the way I would do it

Object > Path >Offset Path

You can adjust the size of the offset (which is basically expansion of the path) and preview it to fine tune it.

Hope this helps future users!


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