I’m trying to achieve this…
…but with Appearances, so that I can still edit the graphic later, say if I wanted to do something like this (alt+drag to dupe an item within the group)…
Anyone know how to do this non-destructively, so that I don’t have to recreate the black stroke around the whole thing every time I want to make a change?
Steps I take to do this now:
This gets me what I want to see, but it's a pain in the neck to edit/modify/polish. I want to get the stroke around both objects in the group and still be able to non-destructively (i.e. don't expand appearance) modify the group with updating the stroke and the reflection. Can it be done? Without a script?
What Scott said with the addition that you need to set the Stroke Weight to twice the resulting width of the surrounding stroke.
Obviously, this may be hidden in the dropbox sample by Emil, to be seen by those with a sufficiently new version to see what is actually in it.
Fantastic! You guys are the best! I see now that the reason I wasn't able to figure this out on my own is that I was trying to add the stroke my normal way (i.e. setting the stroke color to black from absent in the tool bar) instead of using the appearance panel to add the stroke. If anyone else goes through this, see scott w's note. It won't work right unless you add the stroke from the appearance panel. Kind of obtuse, but I'm super-psyched that it's actually possible. Thanks for the help!