I was reading in the group how to make this kind of font for engraving and i started to search a quick way to do it. the short version: there is none.

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but its possible to improve the speed using actions!, so let’s explain how to do it so you don’t waste time looking for answers. (as a note to myself: this is not the only way to achieve this but i think its the fastest way on illustrator as i know of…)

Step 1:

We choose a bold font to engrave, bold fonts are easy because we can add lots of interior paths, in this case we’ll use Geoffrey Lee’s IMPACT, a 1965’s font made to impact the reader with its bold and compressed shapes to maintain the readers attention.

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Step 2:

As we need to offset the font paths, we first need to convert the font to paths too. (go to text > create outlines)

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then we invert the colors (click on the icon in the picture)

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that way your fonts will look this way:

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Step 3:

You’ll gonna download my action for creating offsets here.

then you’ll need to open illustrator actions panel (window > actions) and it will look like mine but in english (sorry, my illustrator is in spanish at the moment.)

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after that you’ll search for the knk.aia file that i’ve provided and you will add that to the panel. ( it will look like the following image )

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after is loaded in the panel you just need to execute the action with your previously outlined font

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click on the action as many times you want to achieve your goal.

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