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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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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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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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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.sstatic.net/zJgTM....
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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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Illustrator: How to change stroke weight proportionally without scaling the objects?

I have a bunch of lineworks with different stroke weights. Is there a direct way to reduce/increase all stroke weights proportionally without changing the size of the objects? Thanks, Newton
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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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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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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 – online charts with lots of data points this results in an outlined ...
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Shape Stroke Disappears When Modifying

So, let's say I have a shape and I use the shape/path stroke. I set it to 5 and there's a stroke now. Cool. I modify some things in the shape path and the stroke disappears. If I set the stroke level ...
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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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Adobe Illustrator - No fill or stroke, still have a outline

This is perplexing me. All of the shapes I am creating still have a outline around them in white no matter what I do. I can't figure it out. Has anyone experienced this before? The shape looks ...
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Illustrator CC artifacts in text stroke

I'm working on a logo in Illustrator CC, and have a single letter (text) with 5 strokes, but for some reason there are random black artifacts/lines that appear in the stroke. I hoped it was just a ...
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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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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 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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Cannot change stroke width in Inkscape

I am trying to change the stroke width of an icon in Inkscape but, unlike other times I have done this, this time the stroke width appears to be 0 px and I am not allowed to make it thinner: The ...
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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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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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How to obtain single-stroke fonts for laser cutting

I’ve been looking for single-stroke fonts for a while. I need these for laser cutting. I have found many “single-stroke” fonts online, however none are really single stroke: once I Create Outlines, ...
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Convert dashed stroke to a regular path using Inkscape

For example i want to convert the following shape : to a group of paths so i get path points in all edges.
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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 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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Can I change the pressure amount of a brush line –drawn by mouse pen- after I drew it?

I am using Illustrator for doing some calligraphy, and I am not really experienced with this program. I am using a mouse pen with pressure to draw/write calligraphy. My question is: Can I change the ...
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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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Why is my brush stroke lighter than the same fill color?

I created a stroke with a brush but the color appears lighter than the color in the fill. What is going on?
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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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Make fill translucent but keep stroke opaque in Illustrator

How do I set the fill of a rectangle to be 50% opacity, but keep the stroke at full opacity? The transparency panel controls both fill and stroke. I want to set them independently.
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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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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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How to maintain outer stroke on overlapping path in Adobe Illustrator?

Apologies if this has already been asked, but I can't seem to find anything about it on stackexchange GD. I think I found a partial answer on Reddit, but I can't seem to locate that either and I'm on ...
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Is it possible expand stroke in Photoshop or make stroke resize along the shape?

When I resize a shape in Photoshop CS6, its stroke's width remains the same size as it was in its original width. It could be desirable depending on a situation, but most of the time it's not. In fact,...
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How to make rounded corners from shapes drawn with lines?

I am trying to make a shape like this: And so far in Illustrator, I've drawn this: Now, I know how to make a rectangle/square rounded. Select object, go to Effect -> Stylize -> Rounded corners... ...
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Weird display problem with strokes in Illustrator

I had this problem recently in Adobe Illustrator where whenever I draw a stroke it shows sometimes parts that doesn't really exist in it, like in this screenshot: but in the outline view: as you can ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to change the color of this line?

I want to change the color of this black line. It should have the color #7C6741 But when I do that, it looks like this
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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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