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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Adobe Illustrator: Can I temporarily hide highlighting of selected paths?

Sometimes when working on a piece, you want to browse through various options, styles, effects, etc. and experiment until you find the right one. The problem is this thin blue line (and sometimes ...
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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 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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Adobe Illustrator: How do you expand a vector to the extent of the stroke?

I have some vector shapes with a white fill and a 0.3pt white stroke. What I want to do is expand the shape to the extent of the outside edge of the stroke. To put it in kind of visual terms, what I'...
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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Making a perpetual calendar on Adobe Illustrator

I would love to make something like this for personal use/as a printable, however, I lack the know-how to space the numbers and to neatly create the circles. My goal: Create a pdf file with several ...
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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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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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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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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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Converting a stroke to an object in InDesign

I wan't to convert a stroke to an object in InDesign. Do you know how to do that?
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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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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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Is it possible to convert a path to a stroke?

What I'm doing is animating a stroke by first setting its stroke-dasharray and stroke-dashoffset, and then animating its stroke-dashoffset, so that the stroke appears as if it is being drawn by an ...
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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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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 elements showing through each other in group with graphic style applied

I've been trying to figure this out for a while and can't seem to get it. So, I thought it might be a good idea to ask here. I am having an issue with overlapping objects after applying appearance (...
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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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How to make parallel dashed stroke lines?

When I try to offset my line with dashed stroke, the original and the offset path do not run in sync. The dashes should be side by side, but they are not. Screenshots: Can someone help?
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Apply clipping mask on strokes

I'm producing some vector artwork for laser cutting, and need to create some hatching using parallel lines. This has been built using two initial line profiles, then using a shape blend between them ...
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Custom stroke caps in Illustrator?

First post here! What I'm trying to accomplish looks fairly simple but so far I've had no luck in finding a way to accomplish it. Essentially I want to create custom stroke caps (or strke profiles if ...
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How to have a continuous stroke

Can anybody help me have stroke of big rectangle(blue) for common part of the shapes? not red? (First I drew big rectangle then the small one.Finally I colored them.). Thanks.
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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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Affinity Designer: What's needed to make individual hairs look more natural?

I'm using the pencil tool to draw individual hairs. I changed the pressure to give them a smoother appearance. However, the start of the hair still looks rough (see picture below). It looks too ...
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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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How to erase a part of a path without altering the stroke's prior design in Illustrator?

I want to erase a part of a path while maintaining the stroke's original look. My chosen stroke is the first one BELOW [Uniform]. I'm new and just a week in at illustrator. This is my very first logo ...
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Setting default values (graphic style) in Ilustrator that apply for every document

I am new here and this is my first question. Hopefully it's okay to ask for more details to a question which has been solved eight years ago: Illustrator: How do you change default Fill/Stroke Colors ...
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Stroke width seen only in Isolation Mode in Illustrator CC2017

I am using the curvature tool and setting the stroke to 10 pt. But the line appears to be as thin as possible. Even if I change the color of the stroke, it is not seen. All the characteristics- the ...
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How to make a smooth variable stroke thickness over object [duplicate]

How might I go about making a smooth, variable width, stroke in Inkscape where the path is complex like in the image?
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How to change the stroke of a single edge in a shape?

Let me start by saying that I'm a complete ignorant when it comes to Figma, I'm trying to learn the basics in order to draw a couple of very elementary shapes for my research paper. Is it possible to ...
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How to add multiple strokes aligned 'outside' to a type layer in Illustrator CS6?

Trying to do something which seems so simple and failing badly. I have created a simple Type layer. I need to add two strokes to the layer. But I would like the stroke to be on the outside of the ...
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How do I make it so that brush stroke is part of mask?

This is probably an easy thing to answer but I'm trying to make a simple image mask with a brush stroke type mask I have a basic shape with a artistic brush stroke: But when I try Object > ...
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How to draw dashed circle with specific pattern in Inkscape

I try to draw a circle like this: I can draw stroke on circle using Object → Fill and Stroke but I can’t set the pattern that way (stroke thickness, long line and small line length, gap length etc.). ...
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Dashed line to fill instead of stroke

I am wanting to create a dashed line on the fill rather than the stroke if that is a possibility? I created outlines of a font and now I want to make it dashed. The left 'S' is what I am hoping to ...
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Which 3D software (MAC) can export basic or modified primitive wireframe objects as a vector? Example included

I would like to create some large prints so the scalable vector with editable stroke weight is necessary. Found these examples that would be perfect for my needs. Any tips would be much appreciated

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