I am trying to thicken a Path using fx Effect and then use Pathfinder to cut Minus Front this path with another Compound Path.
The result I am getting is Pathfinder works but doesn't take into account the fx Effect. I have also tried to thicken the path with by adding stroke but Pathfinder doesn't take the stroke into account either.
More Detail: I have text that I want to display above a graphic. The text is white and blue. I want to minus the text from the graphic below. If I just do this there is no space between the text and graphic So I want to first make the text thicker then minus it from the graphic. This should result in the text above the graphic and some space between the graphic and text.