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How to Outline Text in Adobe Illustrator?


Outline Text in Adobe Illustrator

In Adobe Illustrator we can do wonders with text. In today’s tutorial we will learn to Outline Text in Adobe Illustrator.

Outline Text in Adobe Illustrator

Creating Outlined Text in Adobe Illustrator is a simple task. Let’s see it in detail-

Step 1

Launch Adobe Illustrator and create a new document. Now select the Type Tool from the Tool Panel and type your text.

Choose an attractive font style and increase the size of your font.

Outline Text in Adobe Illustrator

Now we will make our text an editable text. For that select the text and click on Create Outlines Button.

Outline Text in Adobe Illustrator

After creating outline, Ungroup the text.

Outline Text in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

After ungrouping the text, go the Menu Bar and click on Object. Place the cursor on Path and select Offset Path.

Outline Text in Adobe Illustrator

When you will click on Offset Path a dialogue box will appear on the artboard. In that dialogue box increase the Offset point. I have set offset to 15pt. You can put a checkmark on Preview to see the result before clicking on OK.

You can increase or decrease the Offset point and then click OK.

Outline Text in Adobe Illustrator

Now Group the Offset Path and right click on your mouse. Place the cursor on Arrange and select Send to Back.

Outline Text in Adobe Illustrator

Color Time

Select the Offset Path and fill it with a dark color. This will make your text an Outline Text.
Now select the inner letters and fill them with light color.

Outline Text in Adobe Illustrator

This is how in just 2 Steps you can Outline Text in Adobe Illustrator.

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