I am finding this question particular hard to word, so please bear with me. I have a particular vector object that is irregularly shaped (in this case, it is an "r" that I traced with the pen tool), and I want to create another object that is a certain radius out from the original object... Here's an image to illustrate:
The solid-stroke "R" is the original object, and the dotted-stroke "R" is my desired object. Any way in Illustrator to derive this?