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How to convert color vector drawing to just a black outline

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Feb 19, 2022 Feb 19, 2022

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Hi,

 

I downloaded a color vector drawing from vecteezy, then imported it into Illustrator. I can't remember what I did, but somehow I was able to convert it into a simple outline(black stroke) as would be used in a coloring book. I've tried so many things, I just can't reproduce my earlier success. Any help would really be appreciated. Also helpful would be to make the stroke thicker.

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Community Expert , Feb 19, 2022 Feb 19, 2022

Select the artwork and then try if the strokes panel helps.

If not, try and use Offset path on the black shapes.

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Feb 19, 2022 Feb 19, 2022

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Please show something.

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Feb 19, 2022 Feb 19, 2022

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Sorry, I meant to, I was interrupted. The unicorn in color is a vector image. I did manage to find out how to turn into an outline, but I don't know how to make the outlines(or strokes?) thicker. I'm not even sure the "outline" are vector lines. I made a video showing how I did it, mostly so I won't forget. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mml9fh6mM2M

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Select the artwork and then try if the strokes panel helps.

If not, try and use Offset path on the black shapes.

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Feb 19, 2022 Feb 19, 2022

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Thanks, that absolutely did the trick! Awesome.

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Nov 12, 2023 Nov 12, 2023

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hi Monika , how we use offset path on the black shapes , i have vector drawings the first thing i understand fill stroke pannel that the guy share youtube link , and other method i didn't understand plz if you explain in detail.

 

thanks alot

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Nov 12, 2023 Nov 12, 2023

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Can you please show your artwork and explain what you want to accomplish and also what does not work for you. Please create a new thread, otherwise this one would get very messy

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Dec 15, 2022 Dec 15, 2022

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Hi! I'm trying to do also a coloring page from a picture. Can you share the link or the vector drawing please? 

I'm new in this and no idea how to easily turn it to a coloring page. Thanks!

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Dec 15, 2022 Dec 15, 2022

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Please create a new thread and post all information about what you need to create and also show us what you currently have. Is it vector artwork that you have?

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