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

Thank you.

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  • Use the Pen tool.. draw a path.. tick the "dashed" option on the Stroke Panel.
    – Scott
    Dec 2, 2018 at 9:25

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  • 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
    Dec 16, 2018 at 23:19

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