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I'm working with vector drawables and I was wondering if there a way to make adjoining areas have overlapping outlines? For example, a map of the United States in vector form where each state's boundry would have it's own overlapping outline with it's neighboring state. 


In other words, I would get an outline map in vector drawable form, and in illustrator I would somehow make each state have overlapping outlines instead of endpoints being connected to the boundery of another state.

 

I know this might be vague, but I'm trying to implement a mobile application with vector drawables, where in this application a user would tap on a state and it's outline will become highlighted.

 

Thank you!

 

P.S. I've attached an example image which hopefully helps somehow.

 

 

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If you have the areas filled with colors, these fills can swaped to strokes, and thus each item (US state) will have a complete independent border or path around.

You can try Astute Graphics plugins. or use an script as pojnted before.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-_V-4W1W8c

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Overlapping outline?

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I'm working with vector drawables and I was wondering if there a way to make adjoining areas have overlapping outlines? For example, a map of the United States in vector form where each state's boundry would have it's own overlapping outline with it's neighboring state. 


In other words, I would get an outline map in vector drawable form, and in illustrator I would somehow make each state have overlapping outlines instead of endpoints being connected to the boundery of another state.

 

I know this might be vague, but I'm trying to implement a mobile application with vector drawables, where in this application a user would tap on a state and it's outline will become highlighted.

 

Thank you!

 

P.S. I've attached an example image which hopefully helps somehow.

 

 

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Correct answer by federico_platon | Adobe Community Professional

If you have the areas filled with colors, these fills can swaped to strokes, and thus each item (US state) will have a complete independent border or path around.

You can try Astute Graphics plugins. or use an script as pojnted before.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-_V-4W1W8c

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This sounds a lot like the Live Paint functionality or the shapebuilder tool might help you.

https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/live-paint-groups.html

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If you have the areas filled with colors, these fills can swaped to strokes, and thus each item (US state) will have a complete independent border or path around.

You can try Astute Graphics plugins. or use an script as pojnted before.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-_V-4W1W8c

Phantasm v5.0.3 Swap the Fill and Stroke of one or more shapes with differing appearances. Two options; Swap Fill and Stroke, and Swap Fill and Stroke with E...

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Thank you guys so much! This helps me so much because I'm still kinda of new and had no idea in which direction to go. I'll try it out and let you guys know how it works. 

 

Thanks again, much appreciated!

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