3 Replies Latest reply on May 5, 2010 3:52 PM by Jesseham

    Stroke effect logo

    SebastiaoV Level 1

      Hi guys,


      How i do that in Illustrator? I mean a text with a nice rounded white stroke line. Everytime i tried i got a sharp and angular stroke line that has nothing to do with the desired effect. Here is the logo.




      Any help or ideas?




        • 1. Re: Stroke effect logo
          Wade_Zimmerman Level 6

          Select the text with the selection tool or the direct select tool.


          then in the Appearance Panel from the flyout choose either New Fill or New stroke.


          then if new Fill select the fill in the Appearance Panel give it the color you want.


          The make sure it is below the old Fill or Characters in the Appearance panel


          while still highlighted in the Appearance Panel and selected on the artboard go to Effects>Path>Offset Path and give it a positive increase size.


          if New Stroke


          while still highlighted in the Appearance Panel and selected on the artboard go to stroke Panel and increase the weight of the stroke making certain the new stroke is below the old in the Appearance Panel or below the Characters.


          Screen shot 2010-05-05 at 6.18.21 PM.png


          You can add more than one fill and one stroke.

          • 2. Re: Stroke effect logo
            Larry G. Schneider Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            Try playing with the Stroke Join at the right of the Stroke panel


            Picture 1.png


            Picture 2.png


            It will help smooth out the appearance of the stroke.

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            • 3. Re: Stroke effect logo
              Jesseham Level 4

              Further help with the Appearance Panel (the second most important part of Illustrator) can be found here:




              There are 3 parts to the tutorial so far.  I haven't finished yet...