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Negative Offset Path fills entire shape

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Jan 04, 2023 Jan 04, 2023

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Hi thanks for reading,

I am trying to create a negative offset path for a lot of images with a lot of small shapes in them as well. When the shape is too small instead of not creating a path at all it just duplicated the exact shape, I then have to delete all those tiny shapes manually. Is there a way to set offset path to not create a shape if the negative shape is too small?
I attached a sample image, you can see in the main part of the red shape the grey part works fine, but some smaller bits are just filling the shape completely.

 

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Community Expert , Jan 05, 2023 Jan 05, 2023

Offset path works like it is. You might want to report this as a bug (feature request): https://illustrator.uservoice.com

But you could use it as an effect.

 

Depending on your workflow either:

Duplicate the objects and then apply the effect

or

in the Appearance panel create a new fill for the objects, apply a color to it and then apply Effect > Path > Offset path

You can apply more fills and then add the effect to those.

YOu can save that as a graphic style and then apply the graphic style to o

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Offset path works like it is. You might want to report this as a bug (feature request): https://illustrator.uservoice.com

But you could use it as an effect.

 

Depending on your workflow either:

Duplicate the objects and then apply the effect

or

in the Appearance panel create a new fill for the objects, apply a color to it and then apply Effect > Path > Offset path

You can apply more fills and then add the effect to those.

YOu can save that as a graphic style and then apply the graphic style to other objects (even in other files when you just load the graphic styles in the new file)

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Thanks, unfortunately the effect offset path has the same issue so I will report it and just hope they can do something with it in the future

 

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