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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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powerstroke on closed path

I'm trying to use Powerstroke to improve the joints in these paths using extrapolated arcs, but I find difficult to do it with closed paths. This is what I'm experiencing Before closing a path I see ...
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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 de-activate gradient tool in gimp to draw solid lines

I want to draw straight solid lines in Gimp but whenever I hold shift and create a straight line, the end is faded. I want to deactive this gradient effect but don't know how. Even if I set the front ...
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Two different colors in an Illustrator stroke / line

I have this shape and I want to keep the left part black (exactly from the middle) while having the right part grey. Is this possible? If I don't join the lines, I don't get the sharp end that I want. ...
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How do I make scratchboard/etching effects?

I'm having a hard time grasping how to get the same brush stroke with the right proportion of space in between like in this image (Marilyn). I'm sure it wasn't free handedly drawn with a brush tool, ...
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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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How do I give a stroke knockout transparency in Inkscape?

Ok, I'll admit, this is a really weird question. What I'm trying to do is have a transparent stroke. By that, I mean that the stroke takes up space, but it's showing what's behind the object. When 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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Krita: How to apply a stroke effect like in Photoshop

when cleaning images from their background I always used Photoshops Stroke Effect, which applied a coloured stroke around any visible pixels. This is extremely helpful with nearly invisible pixels or ...
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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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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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Why my illustrator brush acts differently than the tutorial one?

I am having a problem in following a tutorial: it's like my all my brushes "fold" in the corners while in the video (and I also remeber I could do it in the past) the edges of the brushes are sharp. ...
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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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Add and change border type, color and thickness to a path

I want to create a map, with lines that have borders like roads or railway lines, either solid or dotted borders like normal OS maps. I have tried to draw lines with the pen tool (and this would be ...
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Move complex vector illustration from Photoshop to Illustrator exactly as it appears?

I created a detailed vector illustration in Photoshop because I can't stand how Illustrator's Pen Tool behaves (more explanation at the end of the post)*. Here's a section of the illustration: It's ...
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Gradient stroke not appearing in PDF export file

I’m using Adobe Illustrator and I’m having an issue with a stroke, which has a custom gradient brush applied. It’s not showing up in the PDF file after I export. It shows up just fine in web ...
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How to Remove Stroke while Resizing Object to Appear the Same - Illustrator

I have an object in Illustrator that has both a Stroke and a Fill of the same colour. I would like to remove the Stroke and resize (or otherwise alter) the object so the Fill matches what the object ...
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Illustrator CC: stroke issue with circular path [duplicate]

My goal is to create a circle with a .001 stroke in RGB red for laser cutting. For some reason I cannot create ANY .001 paths without a strange variable stroke and I cannot figure out why. With this ...
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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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Illustrator: wave background with custom defined strokes

Following this technique, I am trying to define the stroke ends of the below resulted pattern, but without luck. What I've done so far: - I've put a letter over the wavy strokes group (wave pattern ...
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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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How can I fade an object which uses the gradient or mesh tool?

I am trying to achieve this look in illustrator. I can only do this much using gradient tool in illustrator. Can someone tell me how can I make it look fade out like the first picture?
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Only navigator shows changes in Illustrator CC 2015 [duplicate]

Pretty much you can see that this line won't show visual change. When i try to change the stroke it shows only in the navigator bar but o
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How can I delete bezier lines without deleting the colors I've filled them with in Inkscape?

I made this polygonal art with a bunch of bezier lines and filled them with colors. I want to delete all the black lines without deleting the colors. How?
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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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What stroke width Instagram is using for its icons and how to get same results?

I'm designing on Illustrator icons for a new app, when I use 1px stroke and preview on mobile they look very thin and when I use 2px stroke they look a bit bold while Instagram icons look and feel ...
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How to make a brush stroke take gradient colour like pen tool stroke in illustrator?

When drawing strokes with the graphic tablet using brushes, the paths are editable and can accept color change or applying gradients only after expanding. I wanted to apply the "gradient across ...
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Adobe Illustrator: How can I change the profile of a dashed stroke?

How can I change the profile of a dashed stroke? Here's a little swatch to show what I mean: On top is a copy of #2, with the Dashed Line option selected. In the middle is a simple horizontal line (...
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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 won't change in Illustrator

I created some shapes with the pen tool and then with the brush, but when I switched back to pen tool I couldn't change the stroke. I can't change its colour or make it transparent either. Does ...
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GIMP path not using expected colors

I am making a dashed line in Gimp by making a new layer, drawing a path, clicking "Stroke Path" in the tool options, and then selecting the dashed line style in the Stroke Path window. My foreground ...
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Changing stroke width vertically but not horizontally in Inkscape

When using paths in Inkscape, I can set the "stroke style" of some path to an amount and it works as expected. However, at times I would like to change the vertical and horizontal stroke weight ...
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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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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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Edit Multiple Freehand Stroke Widths at Once in Inkscape

I'm trying to ink a drawing using the freehand stroke tool in Inkscape. I understand that this tool creates filled shapes rather than lines with strokes, so I'm using the Path Effects Editor to change ...
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Join paths that are branching into 2 or more smaller paths (like nervous system or brain connections) Illustrator

How do I join branching paths? I have tried the 'Join Tool' and 'Direct Selection Tool'. This seems to only work for 2 paths/endpoints? This is what I am trying to achieve: What method can be used ...
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Inkscape SVG Stroke Size Changing Depending on Zoom

SVG Shape Gaps change when Zooming I used this tool: here to create a low-poly picture and then downloaded it as an SVG. I then noticed that the edges were overlapping and so I brought it into ...
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Inkscape stroke hardly visible when it's too thin

I have the last version of inkscape but I have a problem. With my laser cutter I need strokes with a thickness of 0,01. But whenever I change the thickness of a shape or line to this value, the stroke ...
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Illustrator reducing double stroke svg to a single stroke svg [duplicate]

I have a double stroke svg that I want to reduce to a single stroke svg. The area on the svg is defined as some white shapes that are overlayed on a black background, with anchors outlining the shapes ...
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Convert outlined stroke to single stroke

Recently I've been messing with Illustrator/Inkscape and trying to convert something like this: to a single-stroked path like this: I've searched a lot and I haven't found a solution.
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Photoshop CS6 Pen tool suddenly refuses to 'Stroke' 'Fill' or 'Make Selection.'

Believe I have a bug here: After using Pen tool to make paths on a file, Pen tool will just give-up and ignore requests to 'Make Selection,' 'Stroke' the new path or 'Fill' the path. I've checked the ...
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Adding anchor points to group of strokes using another stroke

I'm trying to use a (complex-ish) shape to add anchor points to another group of paths where the paths cross over- however i'd like to do it without effecting the stroke weights etc as then the blend ...
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There is a line in the middle of my stroke. How do I fix that?

I am trying to make a circle with dash but there's a black line that wont go away. How do I fix this? I have looked through the appearances tab. I have also tried deleting that object then redoing it ...
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Stroke doesn't scale proportionately when entering new size via keyboard

I'm using Illustrator CC and I have a logo which has a stroke around part of it. I want to resize the logo while scaling the stroke proportionately. Yes, I know that question has been asked and ...
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Illustrator 19 can't change polygon (or any path) appearence under 4pt stroke

I can't change the appearance of the stroke on this polygon to anything under 4pt stroke, and I can't change the corners from anything but round joint. Turning off the stroke does nothing, and only ...
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Illustrator CC2017 stroke weight 0 pt

I'm an architect and I use Illustrator as a tool to set line weight before print or site publish. I have a small, but annoying problem: a lot of my cad drawing have 0pt line weight and apparently ...
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Using the eraser tool but after applying changes a brush stroke still appears

I'm trying to erase part of an image, but every time I apply the eraser tool a stroke appears like the circle of the eraser tool.
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Cannot change the width profile of a brush stroke in Illustrator

I'm learning to use Illustrator and I've maid a brush stroke, but I cannot change the width profile of the brush stroke. This is what I do: I select the stroke I've made with my custom brush, I go to ...
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Random stroke width change (using Brush Tool)

I'm getting these random variations in my path's stroke and it's driving me crazy not knowing how to fix it. Anyone have any ideas? I want no style to this stroke but it seems to be going wonky in ...
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Inkscape Bounding Box crops Stroke Paint

I noticed that my corner is being cut off of the bottom node of path when I add a border to it. I believe when adding a border of that thickness to the object/paths on the left the result should be ...