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Alexandre Brandt
merging shapes into one object before applying a stroke
on Nov 26, 2011 at 12:05:01 am

Hello All,

I've been doing a logo where I letters where converted into object so I could modify their shapes.
I've been tweaking around and I have some letters that overlap, all white, to make it look like a seamless logo word. I'd like to now apply a stroke to it (to have a little simple black contour).

I tried joining the connections between layers but it tells me ; "This selected objects cannot be joined as they are invalid objects (compound paths, closed paths, text object, graphs live paint group).

What am I doing wrong ?

Thanks for reading.


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Vincent Rosati
Re: merging shapes into one object before applying a stroke
on Nov 26, 2011 at 10:20:29 pm

One thing you could try is to select the objects and Pathfinder / Unify.

Or, to just add the appearance of a stroke, duplicate all of the objects and group them. Then layer them underneath the primary objects. Then you can apply a stroke to the grouped objects, and the primary objects will appear to have the stroke.

Just a couple of ideas.

Vince

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