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I am trying to add a stroke to an imported image, but the stroke never shows. Help why it not work?

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Mar 30, 2024 Mar 30, 2024

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See attached video. I just want to add a stroke to the images in my AI project but the stroke never shows. What's wrong? How do I get the stroke to show?

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Mar 30, 2024 Mar 30, 2024

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Pixel-based images placed or embedded into an Adobe Illustrator document can't have strokes added directly to them. Even tricks with the Appearance panel don't work. The solution is creating a box the same size as the pixel-based image, applying a stroke to that box and then aligning it to the image. Move the box behind the image if the line stroke needs to be set behind the image.

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Mar 31, 2024 Mar 31, 2024

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The big question is why this feature is limited to shapes only? why it can't be applied directly the imported objects?

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Mar 31, 2024 Mar 31, 2024

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You may try to add a stroke in the Appearance panel. 

The image must be embedded and the stroke needs to have an Outline Object Effect applied.

You can make it an Object Style.

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Mar 31, 2024 Mar 31, 2024

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It doesn't need to be embedded. Use a Convert to shape effect on the stroke

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Mar 31, 2024 Mar 31, 2024

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Yes, it behaved a little wonky, but trying again with a linked file works too.

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Mar 31, 2024 Mar 31, 2024

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I figured it out I did effect > path > outline object and now the stroke shows

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Good to hear that worked.

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