To contour outside of an object

1 Select the object with the Pick tool.

2 Open the Interactive Tools flyout, and click the Interactive Contour tool.

3 Drag the start handle away from the object.

The distance you drag the start handle determines the contour's final step.

4 Move the slider to change the number of contour steps.

• By pressing ESC when you're dragging the Interactive Contour tool, you return the object to its state prior to dragging.

• You can type a value in the Contour Steps box on the Property Bar to change the number of concentric lines in a contour.

• You can type in the Contour Offset box on the Property Bar to change the distance between concentric lines.

• You can change a contour to an outside contour by selecting the contour and clicking the Outside button on the Property Bar.

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