I know how to step and repeat and also use the blend tool for shapes, but I'm trying to create concentric irregular outlined shapes.
Picture a simple outline drawing of a cloud. I'd like the graphic to be made of multiple progressively smaller outline cloud shapes,
like concentric rings only cloud shape.
I do know the trick of making multiple copies and adding white or solid strokes so that the effect is what I'm going for,
but that's a really cumbersome graphic.
It would help those of us answering questions if you would show a picture of what you're aiming for.
Here's a couple of ideas.
Draw the smaller cloud shape. Choose Object > Path > Offset Path.
Select the resulting offset path and Offset Path by the same amount as the first offset.
Keep repeating. You'll get something like this:
Another way would be to draw the cloud shape, and use the Appearance panel to add new strokes.
Thanks Barbara. The offset path option was what I'm looking for! I think I used it ages ago.