Outlining an entire multi-stroke effect


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Outlining an entire multi-stroke effect

All that's left to finish off this project is to more clearly distinguish the train from its environment and create smoke billowing out of the smokestack in order to achieve this final effect here. Now, we'll accomplish the former--that is drawing a stroke around the entire train-- by expanding its appearance and converting the strokes to path outlines and then uniting all those path outlines together and then we'll create the smoke as a compound shape. So I'll go ahead and switch back over to my train shape here and I'll click on it to make it active. Now, as you've seen over the course of the previous three movies, we've heaped a ton of Transform effects onto this train, which means I can't grab the Rotate tool and rotate this guy into a different position, but you can do something else.

You can apply a Dynamic Rotation if you want to. So, you would just need to make sure here in the Appearance panel that the path is active and not one of the strokes. And ...

Outlining an entire multi-stroke effect
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Outlining an entire multi-stroke effect provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS6 One-on-One: Advanced

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