How do I expand vector shapes?

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To prevent any scaling issues. Make sure you expand appearance and expand strokes.

In Adobe Illustrator you can find it in the Menu > Object > Expand Appearance this will expand general vector attributes and effects.

Expand Appearance Illustrator

Then to take it further you can expand objects, fonts, fills, or strokes using Menu > Object > Expand and selecting which ones to expand.

Expand Vectors In Illustrator

It’s important to save the newly expanded file as a new file. As this will make any text or shapes uneditable, and maybe difficult to restore your original design.

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