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illustrator outline cuting

Discussion in 'Adobe' started by John362, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. John362

    John362 New Member

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    how do i cut a outline seperate from the letters in illustrator
     
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  2. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    You need to work with us a little bit here John. You have nothing filled out in your profile to give us any clue as to your software and hardware lineup and, not to say it isn't done, but it is unusual for anyone to cut directly from Illustrator.
     
  3. John362

    John362 New Member

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    sorry about that i am really new with this i havent even gottin a vynil plotter yet im just tryin to get everything lined up so i know what to do when i do get it
     
  4. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    The usual problems are in not understanding the difference between a separate vector outline and a stroked path. Strokes won't cut and must be converted to outlines in Illustrator before they can be used to output to a plotter. Object Menu > Path > Outline Strokes

    You may also, depending on the software you are using, need to convert your text to outlines. Type Menu > Create Outlines

    Fill out your profile. It saves those of us willing to help a lot of time.
     
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