Hi All! Not sure how to properly explain this ... but if I have an illustration that I created where objects are overlapping eachother, what is the best way to get just the oulines with out a lot of copy/paste/knock out? It takes a while and to me it seems there should be an easier way. I've attached a pic to help explain what I'm talking about.
Using CS5 on windows 7
Object > Expand Appearance (if avaialble)
Object > Expand
Pathfinder > Merge
Draw a no fill, no stroke rectangle and then choose Select > Same > Fill & Stroke
[ At this point the artwork should look identical to where you started, even though it's constructed differently. ]
Apply stroke, and fill (or remove fill if desired)