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how can I get just the outer line of the stroke?

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Post Thu May 24, 2007 6:37 pm

how can I get just the outer line of the stroke?

Hi all

Quick question for illustrator just started cutting from it

If I put a Stroke on the font to give it a larger appearance then outline the font how can I get it just the outer line of the stroke is my cut line I have tried outlining stroke but then I have about 3 paths.

thanks guys

martin
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Post Thu May 24, 2007 6:50 pm

Hi,

Use the direct selection tool (the white arrow) to highlight the additional lines you dont want. Ctrl + Y will get you in and out of outline mode quickly to check. (think you can also click on a node in outline mode with the direct selection tool, delete once to delete the node, press delete again and it will get rid of remainder of line).

Hope helps.

Martin
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Post Thu May 24, 2007 10:31 pm

It sounds like you are doing it right - outlining the strokes.

After that, like Marts said only - put a little more simply - select the paths you DON'T want, and delete them.
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Post Fri May 25, 2007 2:09 am

create an offset path save it to a seperate layer and only cut that one.
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Post Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:58 pm

Hi Guys

The easyest way I find to do it is to -

- create you text with outline

- outline font

- outline stroke

- select all and un-group

- in the pathfinder pallet click add to shape area then expand

sorted, dont know if this is easy for you but saves selecting individual letters

cheers

mart

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