I am curious to see if there's a quick way to draw a curved line with thickness that changes in illustrator, like this sample:

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Also, is there a way to apply this to an outlined stroke?


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Make the path and set:

  • Weight
  • Cap: round
  • Profile: triangle
  • Flip Along: start or end

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To apply this type of path in a shape, make an Art Brush with the described path and stroke the shape with that brush:


brush on a shape

  • Thank you for the detailed explanation :) Helped a lot
    – Rozi Buber
    Apr 21, 2019 at 13:16
  • If I may ask, is there a way to apply something like this to an outlined stroke? (or turn an outlined stroke into a path again?
    – Rozi Buber
    Apr 21, 2019 at 13:19
  • Answer updated.
    – user120647
    Apr 21, 2019 at 13:26

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