How to Outline Multiple Objects in Illustrator

If you’re looking to add some extra flair to your illustrations, one way to do it is to outline multiple objects. This effect can be achieved fairly easily in Adobe Illustrator. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to do it.

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Introduction

Welcome to our guide on how to outline multiple objects in Illustrator. This guide will show you step-by-step how to use the Outline Object tool in Illustrator. This tool can be used to create a single, united outline from multiple selected objects. This is a useful tool if you want to create a unified design from multiple elements. For example, you could use this tool to create a single, unified shape from multiple smaller shapes.

To use the Outline Object tool, simply select the objects that you want to outline and then click on the Outline Object button in the Illustrator toolbar. The resulting shape will be a single, unified object. You can then manipulate this object as you would any other object in Illustrator.

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What You’ll Need

In order to complete this tutorial, you will need the following:
-Adobe Illustrator
-An image with multiple objects that you would like to outline

Outlining Objects in Illustrator

In Adobe Illustrator, you can easily create outlines around any object by using the “Outline” function. This function turns your object into individual vector lines, which can then be edited and customized to your liking. In this guide, we’ll show you how to use the “Outline” function to create outlines around multiple objects in Illustrator.

To start, open up Adobe Illustrator and create a new document. You can do this by going to File > New.

Once your document is open, grab the Rectangle Tool from the toolbar on the left-hand side of the screen. With the Rectangle Tool selected, click and drag on your canvas to create a rectangle.

Next, grab the Ellipse Tool from the toolbar and create an ellipse in the middle of your rectangle.

Now that you have both objects created, select both of them by clicking and dragging with your mouse until both objects are highlighted. Once both objects are selected, go to Object > Path > Outline Objects.

This will take both of your objects and turn them into vector lines. From here, you can move each individual point and line to customize your shapes however you’d like!

Tips and Tricks

If you’re working with Illustrator, you probably know how to outline text. But what about other objects? In this quick tip, we’ll show you a couple of different methods for outlining multiple objects in Illustrator.

One common use case for outlining objects is when you want to create a die line for a packaging project. For example, let’s say you want to create a box template in Illustrator. You could start by drawing a rectangle, but it would be much easier to convert an existing object into a die line.

To do this, select the object (or objects) that you want to outline and go to Object > Path > Outline Stroke. This will turn your object into a path with a stroke around it. You can then adjust the stroke weight to your liking.

If you need more control over the process, you can also use the Offset Paths command. To do this, select the object (or objects) that you want to outline and go to Object > Path > Offset Path. In the Offset Path dialog box, enter the desired offset distance and click OK.

This will create a new object that is offset from your original object by the specified distance. You can then adjust the stroke weight of this new object to your liking.

Conclusion

This is the end of our tutorial on how to outline multiple objects in Illustrator. We hope you found it helpful! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to post them below.

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