I didn't have a problem with this with the older version of illustrator.
What version do you work with?
What kind of result do you expect?
What kind of result do you get?
Can you show something, please?
Version Illustrator 2020 I'm on a Mac.
Something like that?
(But with white instead of my yellow border inside a black frame?)
This came from a guy at Adobe Support Community Mailer, his name was Peter
Is this the sort of thing you meant, that you're getting 1 but you want 2?
In the Layers panel target
Then target the layer by clicking the circle to the right:
Then open the Appearance panel, and click Add New Stroke twice:
Make the lower stroke white, with the width you want:
Then make the upper stroke black, with a smaller width than the white stroke.
Now any stroke drawn in this layer will have the black-and-white appearance and will intersect without overlapping:
This worked really well for what I wanted...If I can find the picture he sent I will add it...
Lindas Lovely Loot...
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In general, the process would be to stack strokes using the Appearance panel. For instance, say you made a rectangle with a light blue fill and a 4 pt. black stroke. To add a 4 pt. white stroke inside that black stroke, you would do the following:
You can also have the white stroke on top in the Appearance panel if you set the alignment of the black stroke to outside and the white stroke to inside.
Those are the steps regardless of being on Mac or Windows. The reference to Window > Appearance is the menu (second from the right, just next to the Help menu) where you can access the Appearance panel if it isn't already open.
I can't find a picture to send but I want to try and explain what I do.
I make a frame, like 1inch circle. Maybe size 3 black line? I want another line smaller in side next to the black which will be white.
Then I add an image inside that frame. I then etch this picture on metal. The white line give the appearance of a separation between the
border and image. I started doing this in illustrator CS6. I was very good with illustrator CS6. Been using it sence 1996 and it was taken away
from me and had to buy illustrator 2020...Sorry for the sad story, just make me cry to think I can't do the things I once loved to do...Too old to learn
I will try the appearance panel right now...if you can think of anything else, please let me know...
You can just keep on doing whatever you did in CS6 to achieve this.
The execution is the same - regardless of whether on the Mac or Windows.
With CC you can do exactly the same as with CS6.
I now have an picture on my desk top, tell me how to upload the picture to you...
In your answer window use this button:
I was able to download a picture but have know idea where it went...Anyway, I can't remember how I did the white border that many years ago. I'm forgetting a lot of things I use to do...Linda
Thank you so much, I worked and worked and finally made it happen...I'm not sure what my problem was, hopfully I'm alright now...