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Mastering Illustrator

Expanding Appearances

I've spent a lot of time getting my appearances just right, but now the illustration doesn't output. What can I do?

Appearances and styles can be expanded to simplify printing. Expanding (by choosing Object, Expand Appearance) creates a separate object from each stroke and fill of the object. The various components maintain the assigned effects and brushes. Figure 32.12 shows an example.


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