Outline an Image: Part 1  E-mail
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This technique can be used to outline a finished drawing or create that perfect border for any object. There are many other uses, but this should help give you a general idea of what can be done.

OK, start with a basic object like the circle below.




Select the circle. Go to Object > Path > Offset Path... Now set the Offset Path to the settings below (you can play around with theses settings for varied results).




Don’t deselect the result!!! You should now have a circle that looks a little fatter. Now select black or any other color you might like. You should have something like the image below.




That’s it! You have created a separate border that you can change the color or add a gradient. Have fun and play around with the combinations.

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