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I try to construct my own boardgame and maps..

Therefor im looking for a good..no, great and 'easy to use' way to draw curved/ free drawn lines with borders. I would like to choose colors on both line/borders and vary thickness. Is this possible? Haven't found anything so far, so all help is more than welcome! Cheers!:D

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  • Have you looked into Illustrator? – WELZ Mar 12 '18 at 1:18
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    Almost any graphic application can draw lines and change colors. Doesn't seem like you've done any looking whatsoever, or you aren't describing what you need well enough. – Scott Mar 12 '18 at 2:10
  • @Scott Perhaps he's talking more so about custom brushes? – Zach Saucier Mar 12 '18 at 2:22
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    Microsoft Paint can do that. If you want vectorized results you can look at Inkscape or Adobe Illustrator. – BlueWizard Mar 12 '18 at 7:27
  • Hum... In reality I do understand what the user is asking. I am voting to re open it. user287001 also is posting one option. – Rafael Mar 13 '18 at 17:13
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Inkscape (=freeware) has several tools for this

  • stroke to path (=convert a curve to fillable area which can have a new outline stroke)
  • offset path (=a copy with some selectable distance)
  • path function "pattern along path" (arbitary shape follows a separately drawn curve)
  • bending a shape from clipboard along a curve as you draw it

The first option is the simplest. But the curve loses its editability as a curve, so you need a spare copy which is not converted.

The last option is demonstrated here:

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  1. Three lines are drawn and aligned

  2. The middle line has got a blue, much wider stroke and the pattern is grouped & copied to the clipboard

  3. Three different curves has been drawn with freeform curve tool and the pen. All have option "Bend from clipboard" ON.

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