I'm trying to create an icon that I build using the stroke tool. However, when I go to vectorize the stroke, some weird stuff starts happening.

Original, correct: Original, correct

Stroke vectorized, not what I want: Stroke vectorized, not what I want

Anyone have any ideas what might be the culprit for this? Here's a view of what Sketch is doing with the groups:


  • What do you mean 'vectorized' in this context? If you are using Sketch, the stroke is a vector.
    – DA01
    Jan 14 '16 at 23:26
  • I can see how that is confusing. "Vectorize Stroke" under Layer > Paths > Vectorize Stroke is the command for changing a stroke to a shape object.
    – scoob
    Jan 14 '16 at 23:28
  • Sounds like I need to start using Sketch! That is a very odd wording they are using compared to illustrator!
    – DA01
    Jan 15 '16 at 3:23

Friend at work helped me out, happily:

Before trying to vectorize the stroken I needed to use Layer > Paths > Flatten on the shape. Worked like a charm :)

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