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How to create an outline from a vector image on Illustrator


Question

I'm trying to make an outline for a light bulb that would look something like this:

(Outline of light bulb with 30pt stroke)

My original outline looks like this:

By increasing the stroke of the outline I lose the details on the screw portion of the bulb.

I was wondering how I could make an outline of the bulb without ruining the detail.

2015/10/17
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10/17/2015 7:07:00 AM

In some cases you can apply a fill color and move your stroke below the fill in the Appearance Panel to maintain the initial detail of the path:

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2015/11/17
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11/17/2015 1:10:00 PM