5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 14, 2012 9:09 AM by emil emil RSS

    Non-destructive mirroring with stroke

    Petros_ Community Member

      I’m trying to achieve this…

      Screen Shot 2012-08-13 at 9.32.30 PM.png

      …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)…


      Screen Shot 2012-08-13 at 9.34.49 PM.pngScreen Shot 2012-08-13 at 9.34.03 PM.png(desired outcome in outline mode)


      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:

      1. Create the two squares, group them, and create an appearance (fx>transform) to reflect x with one copy (mirroring the object along the left side).
      2. Expand the appearance.
      3. Copy all, paste behind, add the paths together, and add the black stroke.


      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?