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

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Preserving original shape in stroke to path

I'd like to produce an outline of a leaf shape to make a cookie cutter. I would like a thin section (cutter) and a thick section (handle) and I'm going to make the 3D shape starting with an SVG I ...
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Ps: How to get Appearance params for a path created using the Pen Tool?

I want to create shapes using Photoshop's Pen Tool, and then adjust their fill and stroke colors... possibly even their stroke widths. (I know, my demands are outlandish. "What do you think this ...
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Preapply Multiple Strokes to the Pen and Brush Tool in Illustrator consistently

I'm trying to accelerate a certain workflow when drawing with the Pen and Brush Tools in Illustrator. Lately I've been using multiple strokes on paths drawn with the pen tool and it works wonders, so ...
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How to make perfectly sharp angles to this figure in Illustrator?

So time to time I face this problem when creating twinkling star: I draw an ellipse, then go to "Effect" > "Distort & Transform" > "Pucker & Bloat" > ...
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Apply stroke to a filled shape in Adobe Illustrator

I'm a complete beginner in Adobe Illustrator. I've drawn a clean lineart of a drawing with the pen tool and I'm now filling it with colours. However, I would like to give the drawing a hand-painted ...
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How do I make a spacetime curvature grid like this (the black hole one)?

I wanna make a grid like the black hole one but with bigger size and more subdivisions. I tried using the Envelope Distort tool and dragging the anchor point but the result is pretty pointy, is there ...
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Inkscape: strokes show as gray or semi-transparent when should be black

Using Inkscape v1.0.2-2, I now experience a problem with strokes for any shape tool. I try to make a rectangle with a black stroke color, a .3 thickness, and no fill color. It was working and then ...
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How do I maintain equal distance between the 2 paths in adobe illustrator?

I am trying to keep the distance uniform between these 2 black lines. It is difficult to do manually.
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Inkscape stroke affecting the letters' width

When I increase the stroke width in Inkscape for some words, It decreases each letters' width. Is there a way to make the stroke only add to the size, instead of taking from it?
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Illustrator: can I change the edge of a stroke to give the shape i wanted to it

So im currently creating a font but i cant figure out how to allign the edge of my stroke with my guidline. As you can see in the image, I'm creating open path so i can change the width later (for ...
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Indesign - Why does the stroke imported from Photoshop (left) look fine while ID's stroke (right) looks jagged and horrible?

I tried changing my Display Performance, and also exported a PDF to make sure it rendered that way and sure enough it does. Same font, same stroke, two Adobe apps with wildly different results. Can't ...
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How can I eliminate distortion of stroked object when numerically scaling in AI?

I have been using AI for 25 years, and this problem only recently presented itself: when numerically scaling an object that has a stroke, the object ends up distorted. I’ve found that the object’s ...
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How do I make thin lines visible in Illustrator?

For laser cutting, the stroke width of shapes must be very very thin. This makes it hard to see those lines in Illustrator. I know that in Inkscape there is a setting for "visible hairlines"...
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Figma: how to make auto layout frame contain a stroke's width

I'm trying to use an auto layout frame to contain a hamburger menu. The lines of the hamburger menu should be entirely contained within the auto layout frame. I applied the following settings to the ...
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Scaling down Stroked lines

I have several lines and arcs with different Strokes and want to scale down all objects similarly. When I select and Shift+Drag, all objects scaled down but lines Strokes. How can I change scale of ...
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how to make the outline pass only outside the shape

on illustrator I would like to have only one outline that would be outside, I cannot merge otherwise the colors will not be different and I tried to create an outline by duplicating the shape behind ...
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Draw lines with rough edges in Photoshop

Does anyone know an easy way to draw lines with irregular borders in Photoshop? I'd like to do something similar to the rectangular frame that surrounds the title and author in the following book ...
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What do Affinity Designer’s four stroke dash values mean?

In Affinity Designer 1.10.6, Stroke studio, I can choose Dash Line Style, and then four numbers for Dash. But the four numbers aren’t labeled, and no tooltip shows upon hover. The online documentation ...
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Affinity Designer stroke "curve" limitation?

If I wish to make an asymmetric stroke with the thickness to one side of the line in Illustrator or Vectorstyler, there is an option to alter the profile of the stroke for this purpose. In Designer, I ...
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Adobe Illustrator - mantain path shape after erasing vertex [duplicate]

issue: After I draw a path with the Paintbrush Tool, if I erase part of the path, the whole curve changes its shape slightly what I want to achieve: I want to be able to erase part of the path I've ...
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Align stroke to inside and outside greyed out with paths - Illustrator CC

Just realised that it seems align stroke to inside and outside only works on circle and rectangles in Illustrator. I have tried to put a stroke on a path or any line but it the option becomes greyed ...
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Expand Appearance in Adobe Illustrator

I made a polygon shape in illustrator through stroke options and made it into a dotted line shape. I've applied some transform controls and want to expand the whole shape into individual dots. But ...
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Stroke-width not associated with actual set-value (Inkscape)

When setting the stroke-width of a line, the stroke width appears to change in Inkscape (okay.. good). However I believe the amount that it changes is not actually equal to the value set. For example, ...
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Inkscape's stroke and fill are invisible, not opacity or 'A' value

I am using the new version of inkscape (1.2) on a MacBook Pro, and when I try to make lines or shapes I am unable to see the fill or stroke that I adjust. I can adjust the stroke thickness to whatever ...
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Why my Stroke to Path isn't like in the old tutorial?

It's my first time in this forum chat, so I'm sorry if there are my words that inappropriate to you all. I use Windows 8.1, Inkscape version 1.2. I have followed an old tutorial, which version is 0.48....
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How to give a rounded-corner clipping mask a border using Appearance?

I currently have this result: Here are my Appearance window settings: I created it by putting the Round Corners on the clipping mask. As you can see, in addition to the Round Corners there is also ...
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How to draw a fake 3D shape from stroke lines?

Want to draw fake shapes from multiple stroke lines like the image below. As far as I know, it can be done by manually dragging the lines, but it's a hard job on complex shapes, and it's slow and not ...
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How to create an overlapping circle shape with the same gradient

Basically, is there a way to do this in Illustrator using a single stroke (or shape)? I could replicate it using two strokes, and the result was almost the same, but is there some command or technique ...
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Inkscape: Stroke on clipped shape

Is there a way to add stroke on clipped objects? Steps: create a picture and a shape move the shape onto the picture select both and set clip It is a way to do this? (stroke around the clipped ...
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How do I get rid of duplicated circles near the start/end on a dashed stroke?

I have this issue where when I made a circle and give it a dashed appearance and make it circular. I get this duplicated circle: Here are the details: How can I fix this?
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Wrap my shape with a line

I am using Illustrator and wondered if there an easy way to wrap my shapes with a line? origin: desired result (but nicer):
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Is there a way to do a contraction offset on a shape in Photoshop without rasterizing it?

So... say I start out with a simple Shape. (I mean this like a literal, vector Shape, with the capital S. With the grip points. It's important that I wind up with one in the end, too) Now, I want to ...
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Continuously changing the stroke width

To change the stroke width of an object, you may use, e.g., the Stroke style tab of the Fill and Stroke dialog, or the context menu of the Stroke width in the selected style indicator:                 ...
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Can't edit gradient applied to a stroke in Illustrator

I'm trying to change the direction of a gradient that I applied to the outside of 3 grouped objects but illustrator is not giving me the option to edit gradient Any solution to this, please???
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Can we add a round corner edge on line created using pen tool?

Can a rounded stroke be given to a line/ shape created using pen tool? See the Image for your reference... Currently what I have done is I drew another line rounded that and put on the top of it. ...
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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 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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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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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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