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what is the difference between the outline stroke command and effect?

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Nov 16, 2020

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SEEMs like the outline path effect doesn't do anything, but I'm sure I just need to be educated. What is the difference between them and why would I use one over the other? Thanks.

 

 

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what is the difference between the outline stroke command and effect?

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SEEMs like the outline path effect doesn't do anything, but I'm sure I just need to be educated. What is the difference between them and why would I use one over the other? Thanks.

 

 

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It doesn't (visibly) do anything on its own, but it modifies subsequent effects so that they act as if the stroke has been outlined -- as long as it's above them in the appearance panel.

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Okay. So when would I want to use one over the other? 

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Nov 24, 2020

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In any situation where you want an object to display as if it has an outlined stroke without actually modifying the path.

A simple example: both shapes have 'Roughen' applied, but the right one also has 'Outline Stroke'. It acts as if the ellipse is a compound path rather than a single stroked path, roughening the outer and inner rings separately.

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AH. thank you. Will need to play with this a bit. Just scratching the surface of Illustrator's capabilities. 

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Hi there,

 

Thanks for reaching out. In addition to what Doug has explained, please check out this help article(https://helpx.adobe.com/in/illustrator/using/painting-fills-strokes.html) to know more about fills & strokes. Hope it helps.

 

Regards,

Ashutosh

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