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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Inkscape: stroke-independent coordinates

On my previous computer, I remember changing a setting in Inkscape so that an object's coordinates are independent of the width of its stroke, and remain the same when it is changed (i.e. the ...
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Problem with stroke

I am creating a leaf from scratch in illustrator, I made the stroke a different color than the fill, and now I can see that the stroke is sort of distorted and is not properly lined up to the actual ...
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How to group all crossing paths in a selection in Illustrator

I am working with handwritten letters and want to select a group of letters and all the ones that come from multiple brushstrokes ("t", "f", etc....) be joined. I know I can select ...
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How do I create perfect stroke-dash spacing for a rounded rectangle?

So I'm trying to recreate this rectangle from Ikea: I found this article on how to calculate dashes: https://www.designernews.co/stories/47034-how-can-we-calculate-a-perfect-dashed-border-in-sketch ...
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Expanding patterns into complete paths without clipping masks in Illustrator

I've made a set of seamless patterns in Illustrator, that I want to expand into complete paths. Object>Expand... expands the pattern into separate tiles of the original pattern with a clipping mask (...
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Adding clipping mask to certain strokes of text in Photoshop

I'm new at Photoshop, but I'm trying to use clipping masks and stroke to design a logo. I have the text with a simple black stroke like this: And I can add a clipping mask to the text WITHOUT ...
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Inkscape multi-closed-region multi-lined path

I'm trying to draw Sheldon Cooper in Inkscape 1.0 on Linux. So, I've draw the basic outline using circles & Beziers: All those lines are paths with no fill and black stroke. Now I'm trying to ...
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Illustrator - Make stroke disappear at paths intersection (paths on different layers)

I have been stuck with Illustrator for a few days. I am lacking a solution for this issue. Question: How do I get rid of the black stroke at the intersection? What I have: (White line is above the ...
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Inkscape: How to set a stroke/object/path at 0 degrees, i.e. perfectly horizontal?

I created a simple stroke line and it looks tilted, i.e. there's an angle with the horizontal. I would like this angle to be 0 degrees so the stroke is perfectly horizontal. I was wondering if ...
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How to get uniform stroke in Illustrator using brush tool?

I am using Adobe Illustrator and a Wacom tablet. When curved lines are drawn using brush tool, I am getting non uniform stroke widths as in the attached image. Is there any way to achieve uniform ...
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How to mainain stroke weight after combining lines?

I recently bought a drawing tablet (Wacom Intuos Small) and I'm running into this issue in Illustrator: The tablet allows me to draw these nice flowing lines going from narrow to broad, however, when ...
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How to join two overlapping lines in Illustrator

I am new to design. There are similar questions but none of those solve the problem. I have the two-line like T shape which is composed of a vertical and a horizontal bar. I need to join those lines....
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Overlapping stroke problem in illustrator

I have what seems like it should be a very simple problem in Illustrator, but I can't figure out how to do it. I am trying to combine two non-overlapping shapes so they share the same stroke. Piece ...
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Avoid overflowing of stroke over a second object

The image below is the result of the intersection between a path and some bezier lines. As you can see, the lines go beyond the path behind them. How can this be avoided? I am aiming for the lines ...
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Changing object/path filling's opacity without changing the stroke's opacity

I would like to reduce the opacity of the filling colour of an object/path and keep the stroke of such object/path unchanged. Is there a way of impeding this relationship so I can only reduce the ...
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Stroke disappears when I hit command + J?

I am trying to join two paths together but when I hit command + J the stroke disappears?
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Why does expanding a brush stroke have a different effect than expanding a pencil stroke?

I am trying to achieve an appearance of an outlined shape that overlaps and intersects itself (The shape on the left). I can only achieve this effect by creating a stroke from the brush tool (or ...
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Illustrator pen tool issue [duplicate]

I'm very new to illustrator but I keep running into this problem when using the pen tool. I hope it's just a simple fix that I'm missing. Sometimes when I use the pen tool the stroke and fill becomes ...
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An apparent glitch in illustrator when outlining strokes

What causes outlines like this to change when the stroke is outlined or expanded? Surely when the stroke is outlined it shouldn't change the appearance of the artwork. Is there something I can do to ...
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Offsetting stroke shows as flat instead of pointy

I want to cut a border exactly like the stroke. So i applied offset. But the offset's end is not as pointy as the stroke.it ends up as flat/smooth. How can i make both the offset and the stroke to ...
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How to achieve a circle with variable stroke in Illustrator?

Notice the circle around the "kt". It's a circle with a varying stroke. At one point, it even thins out and becomes absent. How do I achieve a stroke like this in Illustrator?
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How do I remove one side of a shapes outline?

I am trying to make text with 2 different colours. I am trying to also have a white outline on the text. I know there's probably a way easier way of doing this. Can anyone help me remove the middle ...
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stroke outside selection on a [new] layer in gimp

Create document with transparent background. Add the word 'word' as text. Create selection from alpha channel. create new layer. select new layer. (edit menu) stroke selection. How do I control ...
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Vector image with fixed line width

I would like to create/export a vector image with fixed line widths, independent of the zoom level. I've already found the possibility to use vector-effect="non-scaling-stroke" in an SVG image, which ...
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Strange Fills in paths on Illustrator

I don't understand where are these fills coming from. I only have strokes selected on this shape yet I get these little fills. This is very annoying. Anyone know what are these or how to prevent the ...
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Batch convert fill and stroke colour of a set of icons

I have a set of icons which are black and white. I want to try and make it shades of blue. Example is given below I have set stroke and fill colours to it manually using Inkscape. Will it be possible ...
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Solid ended dashed line on Inkscape

Using Inkscape 0.92.4, is there a way to have a dashed line of whatever length in which both ends have the drawn part of the pattern? Like the length of the dashes varies a bit from the one chosen to ...
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Illustrator Stroke Brush Definition Changes Color

As you see in the image, the shape and stroke are the same color, however when I apply Brush Definition to the stroke and it the colors looks lighter when technically they should be the same color. ...
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How to make dashed stroke constant?

I'm trying to create a dashed stroke, but I can't get it to stop doing this: As you can see, there are two overlapping dashes (indicated by the red triangle) that give the appearance of one long dash....
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How to add a layer style effect especially on a highlighted text?

How can I add an effect on a highlighted text, such as border and other stuff that can be found in Layer styles > Blending options? Example: I have this text right here: https://i.imgur.com/TSTrNFV....
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Illustrator: pen tool clicking 3 points completes a polygon

I want to use the pen tool to form two lines which are perpendicular. However when I make a line and then continue to click the third point to form an L shape, Illustrator automatically forms a ...
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stroke=“none” attribute in SVG

Is there a setting which will make Illustrator CS6 to add stroke="none" when object has no stroke? Illustrator preserves only fill="none" by default, and removes any attributes related to stroke when ...
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How to add stroke to all layer in Illustrator?

I am creating an illustration in Adobe Illustrator CC 2020. My illustration has got many objects and shapes and now I want to add a stroke only to layer, not for all shapes inside this layer. How can ...
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Tip of stroke gets cut off at certain angles in inDesign

I am lettering a comic in inDesign and I've come across this problem. When I create the speech balloons the tip of the tail is cut off. This seems to be an issue with the angle. If I keep the lines ...
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How can I make an offset line in photoshop?

I'm really new to Photoshop and I couldn't really make sense of the answers of similar questions. So if someone could give me a step by step for my problem, that'd be amazing. I'm trying to make an ...
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Black border appears in all objects in a specific layer in Illustrator

I can't figure out why every time i use the shape tool to create something a black border appears around it. My stroke is off but it appears no matter what the black border appears when I use the ...
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Numbering dots in illustrator - connect the dots

I'd like to ask how can I automatically number dots in illustrator. I used the stroke key and dashed lines to make the dots, and I have no problem applying them to a path. The problem I have is ...
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Illustrator convert thick line into shape

I have a design with a number of paths that have thick strokes and they overlap and intersect. I want to take each one and convert it into a shape - but Outline Stroke doesn't do what I want. Then I ...
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Two different colors in an Illustrator stroke / line

I have this shape and I want to keep the left part black (exactly from the middle) while having the right part grey. Is this possible? If I don't join the lines, I don't get the sharp end that I want. ...
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Illustrator: Expanding Blended Strokes

so I got a bit of a cartoon wing type situation going on here. I drew this with just the standard pen tool, and I don't really know anything about how wings are supposed to look like, still I ...
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Krita: How to apply a stroke effect like in Photoshop

when cleaning images from their background I always used Photoshops Stroke Effect, which applied a coloured stroke around any visible pixels. This is extremely helpful with nearly invisible pixels or ...
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how to de-activate gradient tool in gimp to draw solid lines

I want to draw straight solid lines in Gimp but whenever I hold shift and create a straight line, the end is faded. I want to deactive this gradient effect but don't know how. Even if I set the front ...
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Move complex vector illustration from Photoshop to Illustrator exactly as it appears?

I created a detailed vector illustration in Photoshop because I can't stand how Illustrator's Pen Tool behaves (more explanation at the end of the post)*. Here's a section of the illustration: It's ...
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How to Remove Stroke while Resizing Object to Appear the Same - Illustrator

I have an object in Illustrator that has both a Stroke and a Fill of the same colour. I would like to remove the Stroke and resize (or otherwise alter) the object so the Fill matches what the object ...
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Illustrator CC: stroke issue with circular path [duplicate]

My goal is to create a circle with a .001 stroke in RGB red for laser cutting. For some reason I cannot create ANY .001 paths without a strange variable stroke and I cannot figure out why. With this ...
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Illustrator: wave background with custom defined strokes

Following this technique, I am trying to define the stroke ends of the below resulted pattern, but without luck. What I've done so far: - I've put a letter over the wavy strokes group (wave pattern ...
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Make complex form appear “disappeared” using dashes

I'm currently new into Adobe Illustrator and I'm having quite a bit a stroke when it comes to icon design. I'm mostly using icons from flaticon, in this case, I'm using an icon of a can, a package ...
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How can I fade an object which uses the gradient or mesh tool?

I am trying to achieve this look in illustrator. I can only do this much using gradient tool in illustrator. Can someone tell me how can I make it look fade out like the first picture?
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Only navigator shows changes in Illustrator CC 2015 [duplicate]

Pretty much you can see that this line won't show visual change. When i try to change the stroke it shows only in the navigator bar but o
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How can I delete bezier lines without deleting the colors I've filled them with in Inkscape?

I made this polygonal art with a bunch of bezier lines and filled them with colors. I want to delete all the black lines without deleting the colors. How?

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