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So basically what I want to do is recreate the Stroke Type
Depth from Premiere in illustrator. I realise that I could convert text to a path in illustrator and just manually connect the points but that would take too long and still isn't quite as good as premiere's effect.
This is what premiere outputs with an edge outer stroke above a depth outer stroke, note that the depth stroke also expands to fit the previous edge stroke.
After a while of messing around with illustrator and some googling, this is the closest I could make. I made the depth by using
Effects > Transform & Distort > Transform of (-0.1px, 0.1px) with 150 copies to make a 15 px depth effect at 45 degrees down and left and with
Effects > Stylize > Round Corners
This is close but it takes a decent bit more steps to do and doesn't accommodate (and align the copies) for the stroke. Also not nearly the biggest issue but with the copies, its not scalable. Also round corners seem to sometimes not work as expected and have artifacts such as random corners not being rounded. But that was probably just a one time thing.
When I first found the depth stroke in premiere I really liked it and I wanted to make something with it in illustrator and was really surprised and confused to not find it. I would expect that if anything illustrator would have more options for transforming paths and text that premiere would have but that doesn't seem to be the case.
So am I missing something or is this not possible in illustrator, at least to the same degree of ease and quality?
Thanks for taking the time reading this and responding, I'm sure it will help other people too!