Need an offset outline to my text in Illustrator

New Here ,
Feb 18, 2021 Feb 18, 2021

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I think this is really simple, but am an Illustrator newbie and not a graphic designer either. I've attached a pic of what I need to do - have a red offset outline around my blue text. I need it "clean" as the final vector will be scaled up for wide format printing. Easy steps please 🙂

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 19, 2021 Feb 19, 2021
Type the text, remove the fill and stroke so the text will become invisible , now withe the select tool click on the text object to select it then open the appearance panel  Window -> Appearance  add new fill and new stroke, change the colors. Then click on the stroke and go to memu: Effect -> path -> offset path 

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Feb 19, 2021 Feb 19, 2021

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Object > Path > Offset path does this.

 

PLease don't attach files. Embed them in your post.

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Type the text, remove the fill and stroke so the text will become invisible , now withe the select tool click on the text object to select it then open the appearance panel  Window -> Appearance 

add new fill and new stroke, change the colors. Then click on the stroke and go to memu:

Effect -> path -> offset path 



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Thanks you so much for your help - solved!

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