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Outline on the inside, in illustrator


Question

I have a shape in illustrator, an outline of a guitar, and I would like to add an outline on the inside, so as to represent binding. I need it to be around 1mm perfectly aligned along the outside path.

I have attempted this using outline and using scale. Any idea on how to achieve this? Any help would be great, thanks folks.

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8/25/2015 6:24:00 PM

Accepted Answer

You can use path offset. Select the path for guitar outline. Go to Object -> Path -> Offset Path. For inside offsets, use a negative number.

2015/08/25
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8/25/2015 6:38:00 PM

Other option if you don't want to calculate anything:

Simply duplicate that outline you already have (menu "object", then "transform" then "copy" with the 0 value everywhere)

how to copy in Illustrator

Then set your outlines to "Align stroke to inside" in the stroke panel.

Align stroke

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