illustrator paintbrush stroke outline

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by nyutnyut, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. nyutnyut macrumors member

    May 22, 2008
    question for the illustrator experts.

    i got a stroke, that has a paintbrush effect on it. i'd like that to turn that brush stroke into an outlined path.

    when i do an outline stroke, to that path. it outlines as if it doesn't have the painbrush effect on it, but as if it's just a regular 1 pt line.

    so i just rasterized the stroke, and then did a live trace > convert to live paint.

    is this the best way to do this?
  2. artscreen macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2007
    use object>expand appearance instead. Just watch out because it creates leaves the original path in there grouped to the new outline.
  3. nyutnyut thread starter macrumors member

    May 22, 2008
    thank you very much. exactly what i was looking for.

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