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: How does one disable object stroke absolutely?

Immutable Stroke Configuration The image below shows a couple icons I am working on. I need to define bounding boxes for the icons to ensure there size is always the same. The problem is when I color ...
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How do I add multiple sharp cornered strokes to a single Smart object?

I'm working on a custom logo for a personal project that requires that certain smart object to have multiple strokes with sharp corners. For some unknown reason layers styles doesn't not provide an ...
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How can you create a stroke that covers half of the shape?

Im somewhat new to figma so forgive me if this is a basic question. What is the best way to create a partial outline? For example, I initially duplicated the rectangle and made it a bit bigger, but ...
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2 stroke path can't see outside stroke illustrator CC

I'm trying to figure out how to get the loop in the B to have an overlapping stroke. As you can see because the inside stroke is so thick you can't see the black outside stroke. I could make the loop ...
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can you give a stroke a glitter pattern

Can anyone tell me how I can get my circle outer stroke to look glittery like the outer square frame which I purchased, been trying so hard to work it out for myself but its driving me crazy now ...
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Illustrator stroke artifact when using gradient

Here's an example of what's happening. I've got a 3 color gradient blend on this stroke and it's doing this weird layering in the preview. I'm not sure if this is going to export when I rasterize or ...
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Illustrator - stroke disappears in Draw Inside mode

I tried to draw a circle inside a rectangle using the Draw Inside mode, and when I did it the stroke around the rectangle simply disappeared. Strangely, the fill stayed the same, of course apart from ...
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How to make a stroke with only increasing width

I want to be able to make a stroke that only becomes wider, but in affinity designer, it seems that the start and end has to be the same width. Is there a way? AI width tool: Affinity designer:
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Can't figure out how to turn a double line image into one line on Inkscape [duplicate]

I am new to Inkscape and I bought lots of files to be able to cut on my laser machine, but all the files (png) I got so far has double lines when I transform them into vector. All of them has a fill ...
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How do I change the width of a line with the none shape applied?

I've only created one other image before, and that one seemed to go pretty smoothly. Since I started this second project, however, I've found that I can't scale the default line thickness if I'm ...
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Converting signature to SVG

I've been trying to create my signature using svg coordinates but have been unsuccessful. I also tried various online tools, but they did not seem to work. Basically, this CodePen seemed really ...
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How to change overlapping order of a brush in Illustrator?

I have a rope brush Rodeo: Hand Drawn Rope Brush and I need to simulate a knot and I need to change the overlapping order of the brush itself. Is there any way to bring a node from the back to the ...
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Adding part of a stroke around a object after removed it (Toon Boom Harmony)

I want to add stroke again, I removed part of stroke, but I can't add it.
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Illustrator Scale Thickness Weight of Path Object for Icon Design

i have a Compound Path in Illustrator, that needs to be scaled in line thickness/weight without changing outer Bounds. This Path was initially created by outlining a simple stroke. The Path consists ...
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Thinner lines in a shape in Illustrator

I've been making outline designs for surboards, but for some reason sometimes they end up having lines with too much thickness. The one above has the desired thickness (near 4 mm) and the one on the ...
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Illustrator: how to extend a point selection to the full stroke?

Is there a way to extend a point selection to its stroke ? I want to: select a point (magic shortcut ?) have the whole stroke selected Thanks !
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Illustrator: brushes/stroke not in the center of the path

Does anyone know how to center my newly created brushes with the path? When I increase the stroke it simply goes everywhere.
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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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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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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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