How to create a shadow/edge on Fonts instead of using stroke method, for easy scaling purposes

Community Beginner ,
Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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I used to use the plug-in Mimaki Fine-Dut 9 an do the shadow/edge tool to do outline/strokes for all my font/words.  I no longer have the Mimaki plug-in and I am looking for a more useful method to redo my shadows/edges to stay the same while scaling from print-out size to large sign size.

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Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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Could you perhaps post an example of how it should look like?

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I figured out how to keep the scaling correct.  In preferences.. check the "Scale Corners" and "Scale Strokes" and effects... I will work on screen shot of the process of using strokes to do outlines/shadows/edges

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See attached for the process I have to do now with the stroke method.... Where Mimaki FineCut 9 just had a shadow/edge feature to type in a Inch amount for an edge/stroke and if one just wanted a standard outline or shadow or box drop or scaled shadow.

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Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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Full editable?

Use the Appearance Panel, multiple fills, path offset effect and transform effect:

Texteffekt_Shadow_01.png

 

editable text - "shadow" follows automatically

Texteffekt_Shadow_02.png

 

editable "stroke" thickness, colors and "shadow" distance

Texteffekt_Shadow_03.png

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Jul 20, 2021 Jul 20, 2021

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Maybe I didn't get the point but I would use Effects > Special > Drop shadow…

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 You can resize and the shadow follows (set the prefs general to resize effects)

 

 

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