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HELP WITH STROKE ON TEXT

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I have separated my text with the line segment tool and then pathfinder, divide. At that point the stroke now goes in the middle of the letter where the letter is divided, I was wondering how to eliminate just the part of the stroke that is in the letter but not the actual outline? I cannot figure this out for anything.

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HELP WITH STROKE ON TEXT

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I have separated my text with the line segment tool and then pathfinder, divide. At that point the stroke now goes in the middle of the letter where the letter is divided, I was wondering how to eliminate just the part of the stroke that is in the letter but not the actual outline? I cannot figure this out for anything.

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Hi this is due to divide you need to delete them by selecting it ..... regards

Ali Sajjad

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Im sorry I am not following? I need the divide because I want to color part of the lettering but not the entire lettering? That is why I had the divide. But I want to eliminate the stroke portion inside the lettering. Thank you so much for your help!

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Can you show an example/sketch of what your problem is?

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Do not add the stroke directly to the lettering, or remove it if you have already done so. Select all the parts of the letters and group them, and keep selected. Open the Appearance panel (Window menu > Appearance).

Click at the top where it says Group:

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Then click the lower left icon to add a stroke:

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Click and drag the new stroke below the Contents level:

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then select the color and adjust the stroke weight. Half of the stroke will be hidden behind the fill, so double whatever stroke you want to show:

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Peter

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Why work destructively?

 

Maybe an alternative solution for you:
Use a "hard" gradient as the fill color for an additional fill area for your text. Create a normal stroke contour.

Non-destructive, flexible, editable

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Your method is how I would do it; I just thought that if they had done the destruction already, use it.

 

Peter

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I know that you know that I know that you know …

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Who is looking over your shoulder, Peter?

 

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My mother set her to watch me at least 60 years ago, and I can't seem to shake her.

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Her name is Aline Charigot

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Ah, Peter. She seems to be very kind, so I believe it could be far worse.

 

And thank you Ton.

 

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