Questions tagged [stroke]

Questions about objects' outline. Mostly applies to vector programs, where the stroke is editable separately from the object's fill.

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How to recreate this overlapping stroke+type effect in Illustrator (Morisowa's “Kikukomi Number” font)

Please assume I'm a moron, and need some gentle help. So, I really like this ascending-ordered, overlapping type: I understand it to be a feature of a font by Morisowa (https://twitter.com/hamko1114/...
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Photoshop: gradient down the length of a path (Stroke Path)

In Photoshop CS6, I want a B&W gradient along a path, with a uniform width, the gradient always perpendicular to the curve. I drew a path, used Stroke Path, with a brush that's a very tall line. I ...
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How to have a group stroke with clipping mask applied?

I tried to use the offset path on appearance panel as taught in this video which is great, but i know if i have clipping mask, it cant be stroked. Whats the workaround on this workflow? As shown in my ...
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Corner fill issue, Corner has fill from stroke

I have an issue of one corner of my shape being filled with colour from the stroke. The brush is basic, uniform, no calligraphy brush. It happens when I close a shape. There can be fill or no fill and ...
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sharp tip/shape dynamics in Gimp just like in Photoshop?

how to make the brush strokes in GIMP same like in Photoshop? (see photo). Sharp faded tip at both ends, something equivalent of shape dynamics in PS? Thanks
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maintaining even stroke when trimming off bleed marks after printing

I am creating a publication that has black and white borders (strokes) that bleed out to the edge of the page. I have created a stroke that is 5.4 width around the boxes and would like to make sure ...
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Stroke width changes disappear in Animate

When I use Adobe Animate, I like to use different stroke widths (ie tapering at the end, tapering at both ends, etc). But I find that eventually it arbitrarily reverts the strokes to their normal, ...
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Illustrator: Different stroke weight on a line path?

How to have a different stroke weight on a single line path? I came across this video — what is the process to create that clock needle? Thanks. Exact time for my question is 6:16 to 6:24.
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How do you avoid excel line graph lines being outlined on export

I used to be able to cut and paste excel line charts into illustrator and to apply stroke formatting to the lines there. These days - on line charts with lots of data points this results in an ...
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How to control the tiling of a brush stroke in Illustrator?

I have a shape with a stroke I selected a brush as the stroke style Result: I seems like the brush is stretched to fit the whole path. How do I control the "tiling" so that it repeats ...
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Inkscape - Expand path on all sides

I'm looking for a method to add a specific amount of space around the sides of a shape. For example, suppose I have the following black shape: The black shape is my original shape, and I want to ...
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How do I Seperate A Stroke from a logo or shape layer in Illustrator?

Hello I have a logo and I want turn the logo into a stroke only in illustrator. I cant belive I cant remember how to do this so frustrating. I looked on youtube and im not getting a clear answer on ...
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Seamlessly connecting two paths with different stroke width - Illustrator

I'm sure the solution to this will be incredibly simple but I for the life of me cannot figure it out. I'm drawing a basic floor plan and want the interior walls to be a thinner stroke than the ...
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Indesign: apply stroke to image contents, not image box

I have an image with a transparent background, which I'd like to apply a stroke to. The issue is, any time I apply a stroke to the image it applies to the image box and not the image shape itself. Can ...
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Is it possible to snap to the edge of a stroke in Illustrator?

If I have a line segment with a stroke on it in Illustrator, is there any way to snap to the edges of that stroke instead of the middle? I know I could convert the stroke to a path, but I don't want ...
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Illustrator stroke shape changed after lifting the stylus

▲ the preview of the stroke while holding the stylus ▲ after lifting (releasing) the stylus As you can see in the above images, after lifting (releasing) the stylus, the shape of the stroke ...
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Affinity Designer - how can I preserve a stroke cap when I Expand Stroke?

I am accustomed to Inkscape, where I haven't had this problem. Is there a way to do this in Affinity? I start with this: and then this: makes this:
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Can't change stroke around shapes (Arrows)

I've been using the shape tool in PS for years and suddenly, it is forcing a black stroke around my arrow and I can't change/remove it. I worked on 5-6 other images tonight without this happening so ...
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Inkscape dash stroke and mid marker

In Inkscape when I apply a dash stroke, then set a mid marker shape, it does not show anything.
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Stroke Paint default activation

I have to enumerate hundreds of cables for a project but every time I write something Stroke paint is activated The problem is that Inkscape draws the text automatically with stroke and without a ...
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how to remove brush stroke overlay from a picture mainly comprise of text

I am not a professional graphic designer but I have an issue to resolve and needs pro advice I have some text written in picture format and it has brushstroke overlays in red color hiding the text. I ...
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How to join a path that connects two parts of a circle

I am working in Adobe Illustrator on creating a logo for housegan.com and I'm having trouble joining the path so that I can fill different color in the top and bottom portion of the circles (see image)...
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Can I match the corners WITHOUT expanding the path. Almost impossible, any creative cheeky way to do it?

Like adding extra anchor points, custom arrowheads etc... I don't know how to google this problem.
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Inkscape, select many paths for stroke to path

Inkscape 0.92, with the option to upgrade to 1.01 if that contains a fix How do I select many paths for stroke to path. I know I can shift select multiple paths, but I'm working towards a design that ...
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How to outline and stroke this image in Illustrator

I have this starting image: I would like to achieve this effect, in terms of outline and stroke: I want to cut it out an a Cricut machine. But when I go to image trace and outline I cannot get the ...
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Change stroke width in Inkscape without changing dashes?

When I try to change the width of a dashed line in Inkscape (from Fill and Stroke>Stroke Style), the program automatically makes all lines full, i.e. I lose the dashed style of the lines. Any ...
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Adding anchor points offset from intersections automatically in Illustrator

I'm a stained glass artist using Illustrator to create patterns and cutting templates. I'm always looking for ways to simplify and automate things. My designs are ultimately just a series of paths ...
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How to adjust the stroke width of an SVG path between two specific nodes?

I'm slowly understanding how to edit paths, objects and nodes of SVG files in Inkscape. Right now, I'm almost done with an arrow loop I'm trying to create. It looks like this: This is now a path. The ...
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Changing the color of one line/stroke of a shape (Illustrator) [duplicate]

I'm new to illustrator. When I try to shape certain objects for a 2D cartoon character like the nose, for example, I want it to make the outer part of a nose one color while the color of the inner ...
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Arabic Text Stroke Overlap

hope you're doing well. I'm having issues with the arabic text stroke overlapping between the Arabic characters. I know how to prevent this with zero fill and white fill, but I want to add a patterned ...
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Remove small white spaces between objects

Take this image: https://cloud.iacchi.casa/s/ZbM5NzYLNiA2nMN most of which is made from concentric rings or adjacent lines. If you open it in inkscape you can already see white spaces between the ...
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Applying different fills simultaneously in illustrator [duplicate]

I have multiple elements with different stroke colours. I would like to fill all the elements with their individual outer stroke colours. Is there a way to do this without having to apply outer ...
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maintaining stroke proportions along length of a curved path in Illustrator

I’m attempting in Illustrator to generate a series of images with 6 elements and to maintain their proportions along straight and curved paths. I have a path that represents a segment of an ellipse, ...
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Expanding blended strokes in Illustrator

My question is different than this question. I have created a design with blended lines: And now I would like each of the intermediate steps between the two base strokes to become a stroke as well. &...
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Remove hidden parts of strokes in illustrator

I am trying to optimize a file to draw it with a plotter. If I use the file "as-is" a lot of strokes will be drawn by the plotter that are actually not visible parts of the drawing. So I ...
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Illustrator elements showing through each other in group with graphic style applied

I've been trying to figure this out for a while and can't seem to get it. So, I thought it might be a good idea to ask here. I am having an issue with overlapping objects after applying appearance (...
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How to make parallel dashed stroke lines?

When I try to offset my line with dashed stroke, the original and the offset path do not run in sync. The dashes should be side by side, but they are not. Screenshots: Can someone help?
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Apply clipping mask on strokes

I'm producing some vector artwork for laser cutting, and need to create some hatching using parallel lines. This has been built using two initial line profiles, then using a shape blend between them ...
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How to have a continuous stroke

Can anybody help me have stroke of big rectangle(blue) for common part of the shapes? not red? (First I drew big rectangle then the small one.Finally I colored them.). Thanks.
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Affinity Designer: What's needed to make individual hairs look more natural?

I'm using the pencil tool to draw individual hairs. I changed the pressure to give them a smoother appearance. However, the start of the hair still looks rough (see picture below). It looks too ...
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How to erase a part of a path without altering the stroke's prior design in Illustrator?

I want to erase a part of a path while maintaining the stroke's original look. My chosen stroke is the first one BELOW [Uniform]. I'm new and just a week in at illustrator. This is my very first logo ...
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Setting default values (graphic style) in Ilustrator that apply for every document

I am new here and this is my first question. Hopefully it's okay to ask for more details to a question which has been solved eight years ago: Illustrator: How do you change default Fill/Stroke Colors ...
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Stroke width seen only in Isolation Mode in Illustrator CC2017

I am using the curvature tool and setting the stroke to 10 pt. But the line appears to be as thin as possible. Even if I change the color of the stroke, it is not seen. All the characteristics- the ...
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How to make a smooth variable stroke thickness over object [duplicate]

How might I go about making a smooth, variable width, stroke in Inkscape where the path is complex like in the image?
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Separately Animating Multiple Segments That Belong to One Layer: Adobe Illustrator and After Effects

I am using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe After Effects. I want to animate an SVG triangle. I want the Hypotenuse to "swing out" from the bottom leg (go from 0 deg to 45deg). I can do this by 1)...
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Dashed line to fill instead of stroke

I am wanting to create a dashed line on the fill rather than the stroke if that is a possibility? I created outlines of a font and now I want to make it dashed. The left 'S' is what I am hoping to ...
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How to draw dashed circle with specific pattern in Inkscape

I try to draw a circle like this: I can draw stroke on circle using Object → Fill and Stroke but I can’t set the pattern that way (stroke thickness, long line and small line length, gap length etc.). ...
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How do I make it so that brush stroke is part of mask?

This is probably an easy thing to answer but I'm trying to make a simple image mask with a brush stroke type mask I have a basic shape with a artistic brush stroke: But when I try Object > ...
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How to change the stroke of a single edge in a shape?

Let me start by saying that I'm a complete ignorant when it comes to Figma, I'm trying to learn the basics in order to draw a couple of very elementary shapes for my research paper. Is it possible to ...
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How do you make multiple line stroke edges touch in Adobe Illustrator?

I created some lines with the pen tool, and I want to make the edges of the stroke align in Adobe Illustrator. I can use the up and down arrows with my keyboard, but it does not touch or overlaps. I ...

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