Illustrator – set stroke colour of multiple objects as respective fill colours

I have traced a photo in Illustrator, resulting in a complicated vector image with 20 colours.

I would like to add a stroke to all of the shapes in the image and set the stroke colour to be the same as the fill colour of each individual shape, e.g. shapes filled red will have a red stroke and shape filled blue will have a blue stroke.

Is there an option which does this automatically, or will I have to set the stroke colour of each shape individually?

Answer

You can sort of do this in Illustrator by expanding the paths themselves, instead of using a stroke.

  1. Select all objects and set their strokes to none
  2. Use the menu command Object → Path → Offset Path…
  3. Use the Offset amount to increase the width of your shape while retaining the fill color

For more information watch: http://youtu.be/lS1HDKRGVe0

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Source : Link , Question Author : Matt Saunders , Answer Author : Phrogz

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