Here’s how to Contour path a text or Object on Illustrator.

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Here’s how apple a Contour path a text or Object on Illustrator.

Contour is a Coreldraw term. The more common term is offset. One of the first things a user does when they change from Coreldraw to Illustrator is to look for how to contour text or objects.

Most commonly this is to create a cutting line for a plotter/cutter because the easier way is to create a stroke however a cutter/plotter can’t cut from that. A plotter cutter needs a vector path to follow and this is usual done in Coreldraw with the contour function, in Illustrator it’s down with the path offer in the menu Objects>Path>Ofset

Here’s a screenshot:

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Here is a Vimeo video about it, but the scene shot above tells you enough really.

Video: How apple a Contour path a text or Object on Illustrator.