How to make my Illustrator Lines Engrave

Hi!! I’ve got a file in Illustrator and I’m trying to engrave the piece, but it won’t engrave the lines. I can engrave text, but not lines. What am I doing wrong?

You can’t engrave a line (path). You can score it, which is just a reduced power cut.

You can convert a stroke - a “line” with defined thickness - to enclosed paths that could then be engraved.


Select the path, give it a stroke of the desired thickness, object > expand.

Object > expand will convert it from a single line to a compound path that can have a fill color applied so it engraves.


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