Adding detail to plain fonts in Illustrator // tutorial

I am by no means an Illustrator expert, but I am learning things all the time. The other day I discovered, by mistake, how to add some detail to plain fonts.

Step 1: Write your text and give it an outline stroke in the same colour as the text fill.

Step 2: Go to type > Create Outlines

Step 3: Go to Object > Expand

Step 4: Click OK (if fill and stroke are ticked)

Step 5: Select the white stroke colour

Step 6: If you want to you can adjust the size of the stroke to give a different effect (Above =1pt, below =0.5pt)

Have some fun with the various stroke sizes and fonts (click on image to enlarge):

And play around with colours:


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