Change all stokes and paths into a 'flat' vector shape


Is there a way i can flatten a vector drawing so it becomes a 'flat' vector shape.

What i mean by this is instead of a logo being made up of solid shapes, and stoked paths ie, different line thinknesses, dotted lines, zig zag lines etc, is there a way when done editing the logo to flattern it into a vector object.

In a similar way you can create outlines from text.

1/6/2015 10:49:00 PM

Accepted Answer

Object > Expand Appearance Then Object > Expand

Converts all strokes to shapes. Makes all Appearance Panel settings expanded to objects.

Then you could use the Merge button on the Pathfinder Panel to basically remove any construction areas which are not visible.

You can also use Object > Flatten Transparency to expand and merge everything.

Vector artwork will always be editable to some degree, but doing the above makes editing more difficult.

1/7/2015 1:26:00 AM