I'm trying to use blend Tool with variable stroke widthw but getting weird problem like this: Issue

Video I referenced is How to Make a Linocut Look with Adobe Illustrator

But I'm not getting same result as they got. I'm Using Adobe CC 2018 Version.

  • It works as expected here in CC2017. It's sort of impossible to answer this without being directly at the system and trial and error. There was a bug in earlier versions (sometime prior to CC2017) that made blends fail with variable width strokes. But that has since been corrected.
    – Scott
    Commented Dec 15, 2018 at 8:43
  • After some workaround i'm able to solve Problem partially, I'm currently using CC 2018.
    – Dave Rajan
    Commented Dec 15, 2018 at 9:08
  • i'll post detailed workaround here as answer, i hope it helps all.
    – Dave Rajan
    Commented Dec 15, 2018 at 9:17
  • It's also not impossible that the bug was reintroduced in CC2018. I'm jsut not booted into a system running that at the moment.
    – Scott
    Commented Dec 15, 2018 at 9:34
  • Checkout my solution, i hope that helps.
    – Dave Rajan
    Commented Dec 15, 2018 at 9:39

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After Some workaround I able to do it properly.

Points I followed:

1) Grabbed Pen Tool and Draw Two Lines 2) Select Both and Apply Stroke & Variable Width Profile 1 3) Used Blend Tool by clicking From Line-1 To Line-2

It's Simple Solution that I was Not Able to know why it's not working when giving Strokes to both lines Separately.

Here is Workaround I Did..


If you noticed in Problem I was not able to blend properly as i selected both stroke Separately , Which later i solved in Solution I'm Not sure it's bug or workaround but this helped me

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