Does anyone know how to draw the dashed line as a precise conformal line along the green circles.

Thank you.

enter image description here

  • Use the Pen tool.. draw a path.. tick the "dashed" option on the Stroke Panel. – Scott Dec 2 at 9:25
  • Select all the circles
  • Copy > Paste in Front Cmd + F Mac or Ctrl + F Win
  • Fill color = none
  • Stroke = 100% black, aligned outside and the same size as the separation from the green circles
  • Menu Object > Expand
  • Pathfinder > Unite
  • Menu Object > Compound Shape > Release
  • Menu Object > Ungroup
  • Delete the inner shapes and keep the exterior shape
  • Fill color = none
  • Set the stroke width and type dashed
  • Menu Effect > Stylize > Round corners


  • Hi Danielillo, thanks so much, I am still having trouble with this, do you happen to offer any sort of consulting service where I could pay to have you do this for me? Thank you so much! – jsevic yesterday

Your Answer

By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy, and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.