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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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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 ...
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Convert all strokes to fills in Sketch

Is there a way to do this? This is my first time trying to make glyphicons and icomoon ignores strokes. I have quite a few, so was hoping there were some veteran designers that could point me in the ...
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Unwanted White 'Stroke' Lines Around Objects in InDesign

I first noticed this when I recently exported a file to PDF. I have just started working on a new document and the white 'stroke' lines are now appearing on screen even before I export. I have ...
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How to align an object to inside of circle stroke in illustrator

First of all, I am very new to illustrator. I have a circle with stroke only (Fill color is turned off). An angular object was created using two straight lines as in the following picture. I have to ...
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how to cut out stroke of a circle and color the segments like this?

I am very new to illustrator. I want to cutout a stroke of a circle (fill color is turned off) using another object and then color the segments like the below steps:
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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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Stroke width tool equivalent in Inkscape

Is there a tool in Inkscape similar to the stroke Width Tool in Illustrator? In other words, is there a way to manipulate the width of a stroke by setting the weight at a given position or anchor ...
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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 increase or decrease a path and keep the value of the stroke

If I draw a path with a stroke (e.g. 3pt) and then want to scale it down to fit, the line value stays the same, how do I scale it up/down and have the stroke adjust automatically?
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Stroke path with brush from bottom to top

When stroking a group of separated paths in Photoshop with a brush, the program paints from top to bottom, left to right. Is there a way to revert the way from bottom to top? In the example image, I ...
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Is it okay to increase stroke width of a logo for different background?

Usually any line that looks okay on a dark background, looks much thinner on a lighter background. In that case, is it allowed in design principles to increase the stroke width of a logo on a lighter ...
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Issue with strokes switching orientation in Illustrator CC

I designed a logo in Illustrator CC. Everything looks fine until I zoom out. When I reach 33.33% the areas with the fine strokes change orientation, they reverse (these were created from clipping ...
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Adobe Illustrator 2019 stroke issue

Since updating to the 2019 version of Illustrator, I am having this issue with the stroke that crops up randomly for certain elements. On applying stroke, the stroke on the left doesn't show up on ...
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Change default stroke alignment in Illustrator

I can't believe that I couldn't even find somebody asking this question. I just signed-up to stackexchange to ask this... I know I can change the default appearance of objects in Illustrator. But is ...
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Is there a Sketch plugin to offset a path?

Illustrator has a great feature called "Offset Path". When you apply it, you first enter a number in a dialog, and then it generates a new path that is perfectly parallel to the original, either ...
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How do I cut out strokes from a shape in illustrator

I have a bunch of lines that go behind the layer of a mountain that I have created and I would like to cut them out. Proving to be impossible right now with the pathfinder tool. Any suggestions?
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Decrease text stroke to make it really thin

How do i use offset path to decrease the text thickness? I tried using the negative measurement but it still didn't work.
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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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Multistroke object in illustrator - need to make individual strokes

I have a logo, where each letter is a 3 stroke object. I've created the object with multiple strokes, and now I need to make it into an object by removing the 'middle stroke'. I've tried 'outline ...
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Edges in compound shape

I am trying to create geometric shapes by joining closed paths together, as shown in this example However, when adding stroke to the paths, each object create its own corners: I tried creating a ...
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Photoshop: Uneven stroke

Unfortunately I can't find any topics to this specific issue. The ones I found are just "workarounds". I want to achieve following style in Photoshop (the white border around the map, uneven width ...
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Illustrator fill not aligned with path/strokes not smooth

Fill colour doesn't line up with the path on curves in an object. Steps: draw line with pen tool apply stroke outline stroke fill and path don't line up Same thing happens if I create the whole ...
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How to change Live Paint Objects stroke color

I'm trying to change the opacity of an enclosed stroke (path) to 60%, but I can't. Every time I left-click on the enclosed stroke and set the opacity to 60%, that's applied to the fill only (image ...
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Adding transparency to a gradient on a stroke in After Effects

I'm in the process of creating a loader animation using After Effects. Is there a way I can add a level of transparency to the tail? All the gradient effects I've tried using don't seem to allow you ...
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Illustrator: changing the opacity of fill and stroke independently won't work

I've read various threads on how one can change the opacity values of stroke and fill individually by going to the Appearance panel. Unfortunately I cannot do that and I'mm stuck. As you can see in ...
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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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Join paths to make one single line drawing so I can gradient the stroke

I have made a drawing with the pen tool. Most of the paths are unclosed. I would like to put a gradient stroke on the paths. I don't seem to be able to join all of the paths together, which I ...
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Strokes with same width change when exporting to .psd

I draw some shapes and paths with the pen tool in Adobe Illustrator. I put a stroke on all of them with the same width. For some reason I must export my work as .psd but when I export it and change it ...
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How to draw a 1px stroke in the middle of another stroke from a drawing automatically (Photoshop)

I've got a comics drawing, only the black stroke, which is drawn by hand so the thickness is variating, and I need to draw a line with a thickness of 1 px in about the middle of this line. Is there a ...
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Where is the option for scaling stroke width in Inkscape? [duplicate]

When you scale objects in Inkscape, it either scales the stroke with the object, or it leaves the stroke width alone. I think I've seen a button for it on another post next to "Affect:" but can't ...
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Illustrator: gradient stroke artefacts

I am currently trying to recreate the "drop shadow" appearance effect as a vector. As suggested by this tutorial, I tried supplementing the benefits of stroke-gradients. While it did work with other ...
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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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Inkscape's “Stroke to path” produces hole in the middle

I start with an "i" in Chalkboard SE, font size 32 and stroke width 8px. Then I click "Path > Stroke to path" and the design now has a hole in the middle of the dot of the i. The larger the stroke ...
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Inkscape 0.92 'Stroke to Path' not working on B-splines

I have a design using B-splines, which I need to convert to a path, because it will need to be surrounded by a stroke in a separate colour. However, when I use the 'stroke to path ' (Ctrl + Alt + C) ...
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Apparent contour on brush strokes when saved as PNG [duplicate]

I'm assigned to create a logo. I wanted to use brush tool to create it, but when I save my design as a PNG, it seems to show the contour of the strokes I made, which looks very unprofessional. How ...
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Inkscape: simple way to expand appearance, fill and stroke, into fill

I need to programmatically offset and expand a path P for a laser cutter. I first add a stroke to path P (adding stroke:"5px"; in the text), then use "stroke to path" to make S (command-line: inkscape ...
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Photoshop: how to fill a stroke with an image

I hope this is the right place to ask "how do I " questions. I've tried googling, but perhaps I'm not hitting on the right search words, or technique words. I am trying to make a stroke, in this case ...
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Inkscape: Convert “filled” lines of imported .svg to no-dimension strokes

I've exported a 2D drawing from Sketchup which consist of not filled shapes made with lines. I want to keep the exact dimensions and manipulate it in Inkscape, so I imported it using Vector Magic. The ...
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Removing Font outline when stroke is set to none

I'm having issues trying to remove the stroke from my text which has no stroke set. I've also tried different fonts however the stroke(or outline?) remains the same. How can I go about removing this?...
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Erasing a part of circle stroke in illustrator with rounded edges

I need to create a circle stroke that doesn't form a complete circle. The ends of the stroke should be rounded. I am using Illustrator. I also have attached the sample. Would someone please be able ...
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Non-contiguous stroke (pixels touching diagonally) in Photoshop

I need to make a few custom subtitle bitmaps for a DVD. The trouble is that DVDs support only 3 colours, which gives me one colour for letters, one for anti-aliasing and one for outline. What I've ...
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How to make weird fill in on brushstroke go away?

Ok, I dont know why this happens but need a solution other than switching to basic brush. Sometimes when I draw with this brush (something other than basic): (3pt round): I have this weird fill in ...
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Creating clipping mask with an outlined stroke

I've created this logo which uses clipping masks to contain the field inside the outline of the state. As you can see, the state outline is still a path. I need to convert this to an outlined stroke ...
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CS6 Illustrator: join two differenty sized lines, maintaining individual stroke Weight

I'm running into an issue trying to join two different size lines together. I am trying to join them together but when I join them it changes the Stroke Weight of one of the lines instead of just ...