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How to add Multiple Strokes in Adobe Illustrator?


Multiple Strokes in Adobe Illustrator

We have always used the fill and stroke tool to add colors to our artwork but do you know you can add more than one stroke color to your artwork.

Today’s tutorial is about adding Multiple Strokes in Adobe Illustrator.
Multiple Strokes in Adobe Illustrator


You can add Multiple Strokes either to a text or to a shape. I am going to show you how you can add Multiple Strokes to a text.

Follow the steps given below:

Step 1

We will start by launching Adobe Illustrator and then we will create a new document. Now select the Type Tool form the Tool Panel and click on the artboard to activate the type box. Type your text and then increase its size and choose a suitable font type.

Multiple Strokes in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

Now we will make the text an editable text by creating outlines and ungrouping it.

Select the text with the help of Selection Tool and click on Type in the Menu Bar. Now click on Create Outlines.

Multiple Strokes in Adobe Illustrator

Now place the cursor on the selected text and click right on your mouse. Click on Ungroup to ungroup the letters.

It’s time to add color to the text. Go to Swatches Panel and fill color to the text. Choose a light color for the fill and a bright color for strokes.

Multiple Strokes in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

Now we will add another layer of stroke to the text.

Select the text and go to the Appearance Panel. You can open Appearance Panel by clicking on Window in the Menu Bar and then selecting Appearance.

Multiple Strokes in Adobe Illustrator

In the Appearance Panel, at the bottom left you will see a square shaped button which is for adding a new stroke layer. Click on Add New Stroke button and new stroke layer will be added.

Multiple Strokes in Adobe Illustrator

Multiple Strokes in Adobe Illustrator

Now change the color of the new stroke by clicking on the drop down button in the stroke layer. Choose a brighter color for the second layer of stroke and increase the stroke size.

Now select the new layer of stroke in the Appearance Panel and drag it below the first layer of stroke.

Multiple Strokes in Adobe Illustrator

If you want you can add more Multiple Layers of Stroke to your text in the similar way and enhance your text.

Multiple Strokes in Adobe Illustrator

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