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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 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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Inkscape: stroke-independent coordinates

On my previous computer, I remember changing a setting in Inkscape so that an object's coordinates are independent of the width of its stroke, and remain the same when it is changed (i.e. the ...
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Expanding patterns into complete paths without clipping masks in Illustrator

I've made a set of seamless patterns in Illustrator, that I want to expand into complete paths. Object>Expand... expands the pattern into separate tiles of the original pattern with a clipping mask (...
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Problem with stroke

I am creating a leaf from scratch in illustrator, I made the stroke a different color than the fill, and now I can see that the stroke is sort of distorted and is not properly lined up to the actual ...
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How to group all crossing paths in a selection in Illustrator

I am working with handwritten letters and want to select a group of letters and all the ones that come from multiple brushstrokes ("t", "f", etc....) be joined. I know I can select ...
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Adding clipping mask to certain strokes of text in Photoshop

I'm new at Photoshop, but I'm trying to use clipping masks and stroke to design a logo. I have the text with a simple black stroke like this: And I can add a clipping mask to the text WITHOUT ...
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Inkscape multi-closed-region multi-lined path

I'm trying to draw Sheldon Cooper in Inkscape 1.0 on Linux. So, I've draw the basic outline using circles & Beziers: All those lines are paths with no fill and black stroke. Now I'm trying to ...
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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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Illustrator - Make stroke disappear at paths intersection (paths on different layers)

I have been stuck with Illustrator for a few days. I am lacking a solution for this issue. Question: How do I get rid of the black stroke at the intersection? What I have: (White line is above the ...
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Inkscape: How to set a stroke/object/path at 0 degrees, i.e. perfectly horizontal?

I created a simple stroke line and it looks tilted, i.e. there's an angle with the horizontal. I would like this angle to be 0 degrees so the stroke is perfectly horizontal. I was wondering if ...
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Stroke disappears when I hit command + J?

I am trying to join two paths together but when I hit command + J the stroke disappears?
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How to mainain stroke weight after combining lines?

I recently bought a drawing tablet (Wacom Intuos Small) and I'm running into this issue in Illustrator: The tablet allows me to draw these nice flowing lines going from narrow to broad, however, when ...
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How to join two overlapping lines in Illustrator

I am new to design. There are similar questions but none of those solve the problem. I have the two-line like T shape which is composed of a vertical and a horizontal bar. I need to join those lines....
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Overlapping stroke problem in illustrator

I have what seems like it should be a very simple problem in Illustrator, but I can't figure out how to do it. I am trying to combine two non-overlapping shapes so they share the same stroke. Piece ...
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Avoid overflowing of stroke over a second object

The image below is the result of the intersection between a path and some bezier lines. As you can see, the lines go beyond the path behind them. How can this be avoided? I am aiming for the lines ...
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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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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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How to create a fading effect on the border of an object, with illustrator

Imagine I have a black disc. I would like to create a gradient around the disc, whose value is white 100% opacity on the border of the disc and white 0% opacity at the end of the gradient. Now, ...
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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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Illustrator - stroke doesn't connect / brush pattern

so I'm having problems figuring out a stroke issue. Below is an image of what I am referring to. Essentially, I want to create a brush that I can use on strokes so that no matter the shape, when I ...
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Offsetting stroke shows as flat instead of pointy

I want to cut a border exactly like the stroke. So i applied offset. But the offset's end is not as pointy as the stroke.it ends up as flat/smooth. How can i make both the offset and the stroke to ...
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How to achieve a circle with variable stroke in Illustrator?

Notice the circle around the "kt". It's a circle with a varying stroke. At one point, it even thins out and becomes absent. How do I achieve a stroke like this in Illustrator?

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