Illustrator Tutorials

How to Convert Illustrator Path Stroke to Shape Outline

Learn how to easily expand your paths in Illustrator to convert your stroke to a shape in no time. Once you turn your stroke into an object, you will have more capabilities to edit your artwork and apply effects.

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Hello everyone, Today I’m going to show you how to easily convert a stroke or a path into an object in Illustrator. Let’s begin by selecting the pen tool and creating an amazing logo for a client. First, let’s make the fill transparent and set the stroke to something like 60, and then center the artwork. Here’s the beautiful artwork you made for your client.

However, there’s one issue: you want one corner to be rounded, but you can’t do that with a stroke. So, to solve that, you want to select Object > Path > Outline Stroke, and just like that, your path is now an object. You can go ahead and select your corner, make it rounded, and your design is ready to be sent to your client. That is how you convert a path or a stroke into an object in Illustrator. Thanks for watching, and I’ll see you in the next video.

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