So I tried to solve this problem on my own, and feel I got halfway there. Now I'm stuck.
I'm trying to convert a drawing to a digital logo (did this successfully in Illustrator already, but was upset about shading options...or lack thereof). I've started outlining my image with the pen tool, but I can't seem to add weight to it without using an ugly brush effect.
At first, I was having trouble getting the Edit > Stroke to work, as it was greyed out. Then I created a new layer via copy for just the path. Now I can select Edit > Stroke and enter a weight and color, but it won't actually change the path at all!
I'm at a loss, and after searching, I still can't find any answers. I'm experimenting on my own, but if any of you are familiar with my problem or are super smart, please help me out!
Thanks so much!