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 not perform the difference operation in the inkscape

I can not perform the difference operation in the inkscape. I created a few clouds using pencil tool with smoothness. Now I want to cut the cloud form outlines out from a rectangle. So, I draw a rect, ...
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Pen stroke width keeps changing

I'm having trouble with the pen tool as it won't stay at the stroke width that I set it to. It seems at some points of the image it accepts my settings and others it automatically resets to 1 pt and ...
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Cut a stroke into pieces in Inkscape

I have drawn the stroke or border, that is without the fill set, of a star with the star tool. Now I want to cut the star stroke into several pieces. I tried to use the eraser tool but it will add ...
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Illustrator: how to fit a circle perfectly inside the arboard

I have the artboard's dimensions set to 1000px by 1000px. I am trying to create a circle that fits perfectly inside the artboard without the circle's edges being "cropped" out, which happens when I ...
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Inkscape: Stroke to path on clipped object

Draw a circle with a wide stroke. Draw a rectangle covering half. Mark both. Object > Clip > Set How do I make convert the wide stroke of the resulting half circle to a path similar to: convert ...
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Arrow-head caps on the end of strokes in Illustrator [duplicate]

I want to have arrowhead caps on the end of a stroke in illustrator (so similar to the rounded caps, but with an arrowhead that fits perfectly to the edge of the stroke) I can sort of achieve this ...
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How do I make an incomplete circle stroke for a donut chart?

I'm trying to emulate this type of stroke: So far, I've only been able to pen over the stroke and try to Minus it off (though I'm a rookie and still don't understand the whole pathfinder tool ...
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How to modify the shape of a stroke in Illustrator

I am trying to modify the "house" stroke by shaping the end of it. For now, it is shaped by the white triangle shape, but I want the white triangle to become transparent negative space. I have not ...
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InDesign: removing stroke changes object size

In Indesign CC 2015, when I create a shape, by default it will add a black stroke to it. So if I need to create a 2 inches square for example, it will be 2 inches stroke included. But if I take off ...
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How can I get the corners of a stroke to be a sharp point?

I have this logo and it has some really sharp corners: When I add a stroke some of them get square: Why does that happen and how can I fix it?
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Object showing behind transparent gradient

I want to draw objects that have a transparent radial gradient in the stroke paint option. The problem I have is that I can still see the object behind because of the radial gradient. How make the ...
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Should I outline or expand strokes when making a logo?

Do I have to outline or expand strokes when making a logo? When I use an ink brush for example, should I expand or outline the stroke or can I leave it if I want to?
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How to add a specified gap in a object stroke without separating the two?

I feel like this should be a simple technique, but I haven't been able to find information on it. So basically what I'm wanting to do is add any number of gaps in any place along a stroke on an object,...
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Why does Affinity Designer stroke not match the object?

If you look at the upper left of the N you can see the outline matches the object perfectly. But on the upper right side the outline is diagonal to the sharp corner, but I want it just like the left ...
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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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Can't change the stroke width for a symbol object in inkscape

I have inserted a flowchart object using: Object -> Symbol. I can not change the stroke width as I usually do from the fill and stroke. Even when I try to make the stroke width to 0, it has not ...
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illustrator cut text from a shape with a brush

I have a rectangle with a brush applied like this: I then put some text on top of the shape like here: I want to subtract text from that shape so that it is cut out. when I use pathfinder => ...
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Trying to turn brush stokes into something so i can move it without lag

I could not find a font that I liked so I kind of made my own. However I used so many strokes with my brush that it makes ai very laggy when i try to downsize, move etc. I was just wondering whether ...
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Unable to draw logo with correct strokes and shadow

I am trying to design a logo for my company. However I have tried for 12 hours now making the design below, but I have huge problems getting what I want. I want the road to be crossing the other one ...
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How to keep pointed stroke on a triangle after expanding?

How do I keep my pointed bottom edges of the triangle sharp? I have a triangle with a stroke but after I expand the shape it looses it's pointed edges but only at the bottom, why is this? I haven't ...
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Can I align a stroke to the inside of a shape with “Apply gradient across stroke”

I am trying to make a gradient going from the edge of a shape to its offset center, to make it look like letters that have been forged or carved in stone, in this style (but with 0° shadows): ...
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Stroke a path in Photoshop CS5

I have created a path as a vector mask in a layer. I'd Like to create a stroke path of this same path but whatever I do the 'Stroke Path...' option in the drop-down menu of Paths is greyed out. ...
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Odd outline in Adobe Illustrator [duplicate]

I wonder why the circle on the top has weird outline. My zoom is set to 100%. I am working in CMYK color mode and this is my settings.
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How to create an outline of a outline using illustrator?

I'm new to graphic design and self learning adobe illustrator. I have been attempting to create almost like contour lines around an image but cannot seem to figure it out. Any tips on how to go ...
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How to change the color of this line?

I want to change the color of this black line. It should have the color #7C6741 But when I do that, it looks like this
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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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How do I keep rounded corners consistent in InDesign when drawing a stroke?

I'm working on a diagram where I want my strokes corners to be rounded and keep consistent. However, when I draw a stroke, the measure doesn't seem to apply to all corners equally. I didn't scale this ...
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How to Outline stroke included appearance panel

Hello. I'm an illustrator in Korea. I have one question. How to outline stroke to stroke in appearance panel? (now.. If I create outline to type still on stroke option not change to path.) I have ...
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How to convert line to object with stroke and without fill in Inkscape

I want to convert a line element to an object in Inkscape and add a stroke to this object without fill. How can I do that?
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How do I convert these paths so that I have a transparent fill and colored stroke?

I apologize in advance for failing to ask my question articulately. I'm pretty new to illustrator and following a tutorial where he/she at one point changes the colors of the outline of the mug seen ...
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combining layers in illustrator, adding stroke & shadow [duplicate]

I'm trying to put together a logo that consists of more than one layer but I want to put a stroke around it. I can't seem to figure out how to combine these layers together so the stroke will only go ...
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How to create Illustrations with thick outer strokes?

I have seen quite a lot of illustrations on Dribble which have thick strokes. For example this one. I have a general idea, and can go about making some of my own designs like this. But I don't think ...
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Removing part of a stroke and adding a gradient to a stroke in Illustrator CS5

Here's what I have... The top and bottom half are two separate objects each with their own gradient. I would like to remove the curved horizontal line going across the shape, then I would like to ...
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Default style of arrows in Inkspace

Is there a way to set default settings of the arrow marker in Inkspace with a given color and style? Currently I copy/paste the line shown below into documents to retain the style.
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How to change thickness of outline shapes?

How can I change thickness of "outlines", which actually are not strokes but closed shapes? In the following example you can see outlines which I would like to make thicker, all of them. I wish I ...
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Delete all strokes at once in Inkscape

I'm trying to recover and old document from my grandfather's stuff. It's pages from a family book. So I scanned the page then inserted it in Inkscape and I inverted the colors so the black ink became ...
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Indesign unwanted outline on round images

When I place an image in my Indesign document I get a broken white line around the edge. This is a shape made in photoshop and placed in indesign. They are PNG files placed into the document. The ...
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Not able to replicate the path as shown in tutorials

I am not able to replicate this image as shown in this tutorial. Keep focusing on your red path and pick the Direct Selection Tool (A). Select the eleven anchor points highlighted in the first ...
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Creating a striped line in Illustrator

I'm trying to model some wire for a wiring diagram and I'm trying to figure out a quick way to model striped wire in Illustrator. I can do a solid wire by making a line and then adding a secondary ...
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How do you change the thickness of one side of an object in Illustrator?

I want to create this type of effect on text in illustrator but where there are 2 objects next to one another they create a thicker line or distort like in the W. I first wrote out the text and ...
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Path with decreasing stroke SVG

I'm writing a program in Julia that creates SVG images. My program generates the figure on the left, and I want the same figure, but with a decreasing stroke, like the one on the right (dont mind the ...
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3 rectangles with same stroke weight appear different

I am working on a catalog that has a bizarre issue that we can't seem to get to the bottom of. The top two rectangles are from an older document from a client, and the boxes have the same stroke ...
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Resizing adds on the stroke width

I have a graphic in illustrator CC that I need to resize. The original size is about 3.5, when I go to resize it to 10.5 it bumps itself up to 10.6 adding the dimensions of the outer most stroke.
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Illustrator cannot add stroke to path

Can someone tell me why i cannot add a stroke to the selected path? I have opened the file multiple times/copied and pasted the paths and tried to change the color and weight of the stroke. I ...
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Strokes appearing on my logo in the browser when no stroke colour has been set on the SVG in Illustrator [duplicate]

First of all please forgive my lack of experience in illustrator, I've just started out and am therefore a complete novice in design. I've just created my logo, saved and exported it as an SVG. It ...
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Lincap goes from rounded to squared when expanding layer in Illustrator

I have a stroke with rounded caps. When I go to expand the stroke, the end turns back to squared while the beginning node is kept rounded. How do I preserve the rounded cap? https://screencast.com/t/...
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Illustrator Custom Art Brush Stroke Inverted Colour

I'm using a custom art brush I made with the pen tool, and the stroke seems to have a different colour than the fill and I can't figure out how to get the stroke colour to match the colour that is ...
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InDesign - Arrange doesn't work with stroke applied to frame

I'm hoping someone has the answer to this. I have a frame with a stroke around it, and I want to position a text box with the word 'bird' in front of it. There is no colour fill, but I don't think ...
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Not seeing results of blob brush - Illustrator CS6

I'm working through Lynda.com's Illustrator CS6 One-on-One: Fundamentals course (chapter: Reflecting across an angled axis) and I'm having trouble with my blob brush tool. I've been using the tool ...
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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?