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    Stroke (Inside) not outside in Illustrator

    Is it possible to add a stroke to something in Illustrator CS but instead of having it make my text thicker have it appear inside (not outside)?

    Photoshop has this option but I can't figure out how to do it in Illustrator.

    Baiscally, when I add an outside stroke my text is too bulky and loses definition. Adding it inside would be a huge help.

    Thanks!
    Chris

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    Are you trying to do something like this image?

    http://www.rosem.com/logo/portfolio/...e/sample24.gif

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    Adobe Illustrator CS2 has "Align Stroke" option - so You can decide where it should be placed (outside/center/inside).
    In older versions (I am using v10) - I make a copy of the text, convert it to outlines, offset to the center and subtract the inner shape from the original one.
    A bit more effort than just aligning the stroke, but it works...
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    You can always create your basic text with the gradient and expand the pixels onto the color you want, and then keep doing so.


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