How to Add a Stroke to a Group with Illustrator


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Adding a stroke to a group

So we've seen the benefits of adding an effect, like, for example, a drop shadow, to an entire group. Even though there may be several different objects inside of the group, you get one unified drop shadow for all those elements. Now, I had also mentioned that not only can you apply Live Effects to groups inside of Illustrator, you can also apply other attributes, like, for example, fills and strokes. Let's actually explore why it might be useful to add a stroke to a group, and we'll see how that can make life really efficient inside of Illustrator. I have this piece of artwork here.

It's actually in a file called groups_3.ai, and it's three different flower shapes that have all been grouped together. If I use my Selection tool to select one of these shapes, I see they all become selected. A glance at my Appearance panel lets me know that right now Illustrator has targeted the group-- I see that there are contents here--and the overall group has Default Opacity. Now remem...

Adding a stroke to a group
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Adding a stroke to a group provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator Insider Training: Rethinking the Essentials

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Design
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Illustrator
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