For example, in photo shop you can draw a line then select that line and contract the pixels maybe 3 pixels (depending if the line I drew was thicker)and fill that area with a color.

Thus the line has a color with a black outline.

Is it possible in illustrator to be able to do this just by simply drawing a line and having illustrator do it for you?

completely new to illustrator

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Sure! Use the Appearance Panel.

You can stack multiple strokes (or fills) onto the same path which is much more precise, clean, and editable than anything Photoshop can do.


For more information on the Appearance Panel CLICK HERE.


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