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Adobe® Illustrator® 10 Classroom in a Book® by Adobe Creative Team

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Stroking with color

Next, you'll outline the squiggly area around the bottom left hat. Painting just the outline of an object is called stroking.

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Using the selection tool (), click the squiggly shape around the hat in the bottom left rectangle to select it.

Select squiggly shape in bottom left rectangle.

The Fill box in the toolbox displays a pale green color. The Stroke box in the background has a red slash, indicating the squiggly shape's stroke is unpainted (a stroke of “None”). You'll start by swapping the fill color with the stroke color. ...

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