If i use the blend tool to create a series of steps between two objects (simple example in the image attached below), is there any way to make the individual steps editable, or make them separate objects or shapes?
yup. Object > Blend > Expand.
Thanks Doug, it was sending me round the twist.
sending u round the blend more like
Thank you so much! Just posted this very question.
Also sometimes after you do this you have to ungroup them