How do I set the fill of a rectangle to be 50% opacity, but keep the stroke at full opacity? The transparency panel controls both fill and stroke. I want to set them independently.
This would give you the flexibility you want.
The end result:
Note that i took the stroke panel image while having another box selected so the weight is a bit off.
You might want to group these boxes ( Of course after grouping them you can still edit them separately by double clicking them and going to isolation mode. )
While I have no direct answer, I do have a work-around:
1)Select your shape, then go...
2) This box will pop-up, make sure you have both fill and stroke checked off. Click OK.
3) Right-click and ungroup your shape - -you should now be able to adjust fill and stroke* individually.
*Your stroke isn't actually a stroke anymore, it is now a shape!
easiest way for me: draw a box, set it to the desired transparency, set it to the side out of artboard, then draw your box, set the stroke to desired color and point, then when you set your fill color, just use the color picker (eyedropper tool) and choose the color from your previous box. You will then have your box with desired opaque stroke and your fill will be set to desired transparency. You can then delete the box that was set off to the side.