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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Increase stroke size of an arrow, while keeping the arrowhead unchanged

I think the question explains it all. I'm increasing the stroke size of an arrow, but the arrow head becomes really large. How can I prevent the arrowhead from increasing with increasing stroke. Btw, ...
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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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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 to create a transparent stroke or outline around a vector shape?

I'm attempting to create a transparent stroke around the inner heart shape, which knocks out the "lungs" layer below to reveal the red bottom layer. I seemed unable to create this as an actual ...
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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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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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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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Textured and gradient image as stroke/outline of logo

I am trying to get a textured, gold outline on a logo. I want it to be the texture and gradient of an image of gold. I tried to create a clipping mask but I don't want the fill, only the outline. Is ...
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InDesign bounding box - stroke issue

When I draw a rectangle, the bounding box covers also the stroke, unlike Illustrator that keeps it on the vector path. How to deal with this problem? See attachment for a better understanding.
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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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Dashed line checked, but not working

I’ve never made a dashed line before. Thought it would be simple enough: I went to stroke, checked dashed line and set my dash and gap on the stroke I made with the paintbrush. You can see this here:...
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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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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 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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Outlining a group of movable objects in Inkscape

So I have a group of completely arbitrary objects in Inkscape that I want an outline around. Not around each individual object, but around the group as a whole. So I convert to paths, do a Union, ...
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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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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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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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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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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: 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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Circle with arrows in Illustrator

So I'm trying something pretty simple, that is to have arrows around a circle, like the blue arrows in the following image At the minute, I have a circle, with a stroke, in the stroke flyout menu I ...
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How can I reproduce those stroke and fill a shape with it?

Hello there, Is there a way to fill a particular shape with stroke/lines in a randomized angle and position. Which would allow me to avoid doing it by hand ... lazy me! I put a picture so you can ...
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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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