Offset path not creating a second path

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Dec 28, 2020 Dec 28, 2020

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Hi, i'm trying to create an offset path for some text, but it doesn't create a second object. 

I've done: 

- Create text

Tyreese0101_0-1609169829603.png

 

- Convert to outlines

- Effect -> Path -> Offset path

Tyreese0101_1-1609169914971.png

Tyreese0101_2-1609169974991.png

When viewing outlines, it does not have a second offset path. 

The object either expands with a positive offset, or gets a white border with a negative offset; however, i cannot split the objects by ungrouping them. Using ungroup leads to the shape losing the offset. 

 

 

This is what it should look like:

Tyreese0101_3-1609170041939.png

 

Is it something I'm doing wrong, or is it a bug in the 2021 version of illustrator?

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You will have to expand the Effect to generate the additional paths. 

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It is an effect, you only get the real outlines when you expand the appearance.

Object > Expand Apperance

 

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Thank you both, i've got it to work through expand. 

This was the tutorial i was following https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoD0P0mojm0 . Do you know why it did not work for me as he did not use expand? At 5:03 you can see where the effect directly created the two paths.

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You used Effect > Path > Offset Path

He used Object > Path > Offset Path.

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You will first need to apply an additonal fill to the object and then apply the effect to that.

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@Tyreese0101  wrote:
… Do you know why it did not work for me as he did not use expand? …

 

You used the effect. Try the menu command instead:

Object --> Path --> Offset Path…

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