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Ines Rosas4,476 Points
Hi! It seems to me like outline strokes is "destructive". Is there a way to keep an un-outlined version as well?
I tried to duplicate the icon layer pre-outline strokes in order to outline only the duplicate layer, but seems to me like Ai applied the outline to both the original icon layer as well as the duplicate...
Atanas Sqnkov14,981 Points
You must select the sole layer you want to change by clicking the small sun-like icon in the right side of the layer. A circular icon on the oposite side of the layer thumbnail. This selects just and only that layer.
Hi Ines, The best part about Illustrator is all the room that is provided. I often save an extra copy of what I am working on off of the workspace in the sides just for issues with outlining stroke. Also in professional practice I save two files in an asset folder. One with outlines and one without. Generally the outline version is what I would submit to a printer or as a final version to a client. This is useful if you use a special font face that may not be installed on a clients computer, but the un-outlined version is still available if changes are needed. Hope that helps,