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Object > Path > Outline Stroke outlines the stroke, but the middle stroke is still there

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May 06, 2020

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Hi,

Does anybody know how to make sure when you select an object, and go to Object > Path > Outline Stroke, that it outlines the stroke? For some reason, sometimes the stroke is outlined, but the initial stroke is still there in the middle of the outlined stroke (shown in the middle bottle). I want it to be like the large bottle on the right, where it just outlines the stroke. It worked before, but now when I apply 'Outline Stroke' I keep getting the middle line included.

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Hello, johnc77200309.
The middle line remains because the fill is set.
If "Fill" is set to "None", the stroke will not remain.

 

“Fill” is white.

Fill.gif

 

“Fill” is none.

NonFill.gif

 

 

Then you can set the fill with the Live Paint Bucket Tool.

LiPaBu.gif

 

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Object > Path > Outline Stroke outlines the stroke, but the middle stroke is still there

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Hi,

Does anybody know how to make sure when you select an object, and go to Object > Path > Outline Stroke, that it outlines the stroke? For some reason, sometimes the stroke is outlined, but the initial stroke is still there in the middle of the outlined stroke (shown in the middle bottle). I want it to be like the large bottle on the right, where it just outlines the stroke. It worked before, but now when I apply 'Outline Stroke' I keep getting the middle line included.

Screen Shot 2020-05-06 at 9.31.21 PM.pngScreen Shot 2020-05-06 at 9.31.46 PM.png

Hello, johnc77200309.
The middle line remains because the fill is set.
If "Fill" is set to "None", the stroke will not remain.

 

“Fill” is white.

Fill.gif

 

“Fill” is none.

NonFill.gif

 

 

Then you can set the fill with the Live Paint Bucket Tool.

LiPaBu.gif

 

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Hello, johnc77200309.
The middle line remains because the fill is set.
If "Fill" is set to "None", the stroke will not remain.

 

“Fill” is white.

Fill.gif

 

“Fill” is none.

NonFill.gif

 

 

Then you can set the fill with the Live Paint Bucket Tool.

LiPaBu.gif

 

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Hi, 

Thank you so much, it almost worked. I got it to become like the bottle on the left, but how can I make it one continuous outline like the bottle on the right?Screen Shot 2020-05-07 at 4.00.32 PM.png

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May 07, 2020

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You want to connect the outline of the bottle and the outline of the label, right?
To do that, use the "Shape Builder Tool".
I should have done it before adding colors with "Live Paint Bucket", but if you have already added colors, "Expand" from the object menu.
Then, in "Shape Builder Tool", drag the points you want to connect.

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There is also a method without Live Paint or Shape Builder Tool.
After "Outline Stroke", click "Add" in PathFinder.

Add.gif


Then release the compound path. (Object> Compound Path> Release)

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Color each object.

colored.gif

Before the Shape builder Tool appeared, it was like this.

 

Sorry for the Japanese version of the image.

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What is the reason for releasing the compound path?

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This is because if the compound path is left in place, the body of the bottle and the label cannot be colored.
If you don't need it, you don't have to release it.
Sure, even if you don't release the compound path, you can still copy the inner path and put it on top and color it.
Do it the way you like it.

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Thank you so much!

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