I create designs for wall decals and laser cutting. When I'm creating designs using typography, sometimes I need to add a stroke to the fonts to make them more bold and suitable for cutting. In Illustrator software, typically I can:
Object - Expand
To merge the stroke with the font.
In the Illustrator app for iPad, I can put a stroke around text, then Intersect, then Covert to Path... but it still shows my outline and does not merge the stroke with the font to make it a solid, bolder font. I've tried different routes, but cannot seem to figure out the equivalent of Object> Expand > Merge in the app. Help?!
I should add, after I type text, it won't let me "outline text" or "Object - Expand" in the app. It's greyed out and not clickable.
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You need to first outline the text.
Then release the group
Then outline the stroke
Then apply the Pathfinder > Unite
Then flatten that.