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How to Add a Stroke Line Around the Outside of Text or Shapes in Illustrator

Lesson 41 from: Adobe Illustrator Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

How to Add a Stroke Line Around the Outside of Text or Shapes in Illustrator

Lesson 41 from: Adobe Illustrator Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

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41. How to Add a Stroke Line Around the Outside of Text or Shapes in Illustrator

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Class Trailer

Overview

1

Class Introduction to Advanced Adobe Illustrator CC

02:35
2

Getting Started with Your Adobe Illustrator Advanced Tutorial

01:19

Drawing

3

Trick for Redrawing Hand Drawn Images in Adobe Illustrator CC

03:17
4

Curvature Tool vs Pen Tool in Adobe Illustrator CC

10:27
5

Advanced Pen Tool Tricks Using Adobe Illustrator CC

08:47
6

How to Draw Flowing Curves in Adobe Illustrator with the Width Tool

13:14
7

Mastering Corners with Adobe Illustrator CC Corner Widget Effects

05:27
8

The Best Creation Tool in Adobe Illustrator CC the Shape Builder Tool

23:01
9

More Shape Builder Goodness

11:02
10

Using Live Shape Effects in Adobe Illustrator CC

06:03
11

Class Project - Drawing Exercise Using Width, Curvature & Corner Widgets

01:38
12

Drawing - Quiz

Keyboard Shortcuts

13

Advanced Keyboard Shortcuts for Adobe Illustrator CC

11:05
14

Keyboard Shortcuts - Quiz

Color & Patterns

15

Advanced Color Tips & Tricks for Adobe Illustrator CC

15:44
16

Using Color Themes in Adobe Illustrator CC

03:02
17

How to Color a Real Hand Drawing Using Adobe Illustrator CC

07:07
18

How to Use the Color Guide in Adobe Illustrator

02:47
19

How to Change All the Colors at Once in Adobe Illustrator Recolour Artwork

04:19
20

How to Make Gradients Bend in Adobe Illustrator CC Using Gradient Mesh

13:36
21

How to Make Long Shadows in Adobe Illustrator CC

07:15
22

How to Blend Images with the Background Colors in Adobe Illustrator Blend Modes

03:26
23

How to Make Images Black & White in Illustrator & Mix with Color

07:44
24

How Do You Make Anaglyphic Text Using Adobe Illustrator CC

06:12
25

How to Make Gradient Stroke Overlap & Mix Colors in Adobe Illustrator

06:39
26

How to Create a Duotone Image Effect in Adobe Illustrator CC

07:23
27

Advanced Repeating Pattern Swatches in Adobe Illustrator CC

14:16
28

Color & Patterns - Quiz

Workflow Speed

29

How to Change The Default Font & Swatches in Adobe Illustrator CC

07:36
30

Advanced Workflow Tricks for Adobe Illustrator CC

10:52
31

Shortcuts for Aligning & Distributing in Illustrator CC Using Actions

04:28
32

How to Proof Colors in Adobe Illustrator CC

01:25
33

Adobe Illustrator is Running Slow, How Do I Speed Up Illustrator

09:40
34

How Best to Use Illustrator With Other Adobe CC Software

08:13
35

Workflow Speed - Quiz

Typography

36

Advanced Fonts Tricks & Tips in Adobe Illustrator CC

07:52
37

How to Put Text Type into the Shape of a Letter in Adobe Illustrator CC

08:40
38

How to Use the Touch Type Tool in Adobe Illustrator CC

02:27
39

Typography - Quiz

Strokes & Lines

40

How to Multiply Strokes to a Path in Adobe Illustrator CC

06:24
41

How to Add a Stroke Line Around the Outside of Text or Shapes in Illustrator

03:45
42

How to Make Multiple Lines Using Offset Path in Adobe Illustrator CC

09:33

Depth, Perspective & 3D

43

Introduction to 3D in Adobe Illustrator CC

11:10
44

How to Make Semi Flat 3D Icons & UI Design Using Adobe Illustrator CC

15:22
45

How to Make the Paper Cut Effect in Adobe Illustrator CC

09:35

Charts & Graphs

46

How to Make a Pie Chart Line Graph & Bar Graph in Adobe Illustrator CC

17:38

Artboards & Pages

47

Advanced Artboard & Pages Tricks in Adobe Illustrator CC

05:42

Creative Cloud

48

Advanced CC Libraries Adobe Stock and Adobe Market

09:12

Images

49

Advanced Image Tricks & Tips in Adobe Illustrator CC

07:22

Transform, Distort & Blend

50

How to Distort Bend Shapes & Type in Adobe Illustrator CC

03:39
51

How to Make a 3D Ribbon in Adobe Illustrator CC

08:58
52

How to Create Lots of Lines that Blend Together in Adobe Illustrator CC

09:24
53

How to Make 3D Gradient Lettering Blends in Adobe Illustrator CC

11:25
54

49. How to Make a Linocut Effect in Adobe Illustrator CC

08:26
55

How to Use the Puppet Warp Tool in Adobe Illustrator CC

09:33
56

Transform, Distort & Blend Quiz

Web UI design

57

How to Use Adobe Illustrator for Web & UI Design

15:17

Animating

58

How to Make an Animated GIF Using Adobe Illustrator CC

14:52

Conclusion

59

What Next After Your Illustrator Advanced Course

01:07

Final Quiz

60

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

How to Add a Stroke Line Around the Outside of Text or Shapes in Illustrator

Hey there in this video we are going to put strokes around the outside of text and graphics but not completely watch this when they start overlapping, they start joining but the stroke remains around the outside. It's cool for drawings as well. You can see this one here has a stroke but it's only around the outside of everything. Cool, let's go and do that now. Alright. Start with let's do it with type so type two. I'm going to put in my living spree. Okay, if you're tracking his way off, like mining and select at all and remember, we can hold down the key and hit the up arrow. Okay? That's on a P. C. It's the option and the up arrow on Mick. Go get it nice and then I'm gonna make it nice and big. Cool. The next thing I want to do is I'm gonna give it a white fill and I'm gonna give it a stroke. Okay? So if I give it a stroke this way it's fine but when I start kind of tracking it in so I'm holding the old key on a pc or option key on a Mac and just kind of like start you see when it s...

ays overlapping it does this, you might like that. That's cool. But let's say I just want it running around the outside because that's what we came here for what we need to do is open up the appearance panel. It's under window appearance or here you can click on this little dotted line here. Cool. So at the moment the line is around the actual characters inside of here. Okay, so I democrat characters, there's this stroke that's not where I want it. I'm going to delete it or you can just delete it or not? Put it on in general. Okay, So let's click off. Okay, and click back on it with the black arrow. So characters are kind of hidden in this little group. We've got this outside group that we can apply it to. That's where the real magic happens. If I click on this, okay, you can see it goes around our characters again, but watch this if I drag it down and outside of characters just below it, Okay, It goes around the outside, come on. Okay, and I just grab this and crank it up. You don't have to stop at one. I can click on this which duplicates it and I can have another one. That is that is those colors amusing? Here we go, I'll go. Okay and just make sure it's a little bit bigger. Okay, and I can have more than one around the outside, the type is still editable. Okay, so you can change things. Um I want to add a stroke just to the outside. Don't add it there. Okay, Especially if you're under, it doesn't work properly. What you need to do is add it in the appearance panel and let's click on add new stroke. Okay, And it's partially kind of right, so I'm going to maybe make an agenda, so you can see but dragging it out and underneath contents. Okay then it's kind of around the group. Okay, so let's now increase the font size and you can see there's a stroke just around the outside and I'm just gonna make mine black because that's what I wanted. And the one thing you might run into is can you see there's there's something weird happening at the edge there because of the shape the stroke here just might need some adjustments. You might run and play around with the capping probably in this case it's the cornering so it might have joined. I'm gonna go to around joint. Just watch it. Okay, type it up or you might might have the joint. Okay, Depending on what you want to look for. Even dashed. Cool. So that's how to put it around text and around images. You notice when I undid before I ended too much and got rid of the cool stroke that had around the outside. It's okay. One of the things you might run into is say we made this earlier in the previous tutorial and maybe you want to steal it. Okay, so you grab the eyedropper tool, you're like, give me that one. I want that guy, Whoa what happened. Okay. It's that the layer order over here plays a big importance. Okay? We knew it because of the strokes, but the fill here is way at the bottom. Okay, So we're going to make sure that the fill is at the top. Okay. And we're gonna give it a fill of white. Okay, So the layer order with fields, you might need to do some adjustments with. All right. That is how to add the stroke just around the outside of both type and graphics. Alright, let's get into the next video.

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