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I have a vector that is in Compound Path Format. It also has a stroke. I Would like to apply a Gradient to it, but as applying two gradients (one for the color itself and one for stroke) creates a buggy effect, I would like to merge the path with its stroke to create a new shape and then apply the gradient to it.

I cannot find a solution to do so. Expand Appearance is greyed out and Outline Stroke creates two Compound paths.

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I found the answer:

  1. Convert the shape to two compound paths using Path > Outline Stroke
  2. Selecting both paths and creating a new shape with Compound Path > Make (Step 2 worked for me in one shape but is creating unexpected results in others)
  • This is the accepted answer, however, I have to wait 2 days to accept it. – Shahriar Jun 17 at 3:36

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