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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Error in stroke for characters and text in an Adobe export to PDF?

I have been working on this technical issue for a while and can't seem to get around it. :^( I am stroking text in Indesign, and exporting the file to a pdf. The pdf seems to convert the stroke to a ...
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3D Acrylic Paint Stroke in Photoshop or C4D? [duplicate]

How can I make this kind of 3D paint stroke? Is it photoshop or C4D. please guide me through the process.
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How to change colour of outline after I draw with a brush in Photoshop?

I drew something in Photoshop using brushes but I wanted to change the outline colour. I have seen many people change the outline colour without any side effect like became thicker. I tried to use the ...
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How to apply image to inside of stroke (fill area)?

I would like to know, how can I apply that stickerbomb image to fill the inside of a stroke, but not the stroke. I mean I was trying to apply it in many ways but always it ended up with image on ...
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SVG stroke-dashadjust polyfill. Trying to get SVG dotted stroke to align dots at the ends

W3C SVG Strokes introduces stroke-dashadjust but no browser implements it yet. Adobe Illustrator's stroke panel has a button for this feature – its tooltip reads Aligns dashes to corners and path ...
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Issues with inaccurate snapping and line weights

This question is in two parts. First, I'm having trouble with line weights below 1 pt. I scaled a drawing with multiple lines and shapes, most of the strokes scaled to .1pt but the stroke on two ...
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Changing Stroke Cap Angle

I'm trying to animate a logo I made using trim path. I'm having trouble with the circle. I'm trying to recreate the logo's filled circle outline with a single stroke path. The issue is that the end ...
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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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Illustrator: how do I equally space interlocking shapes

I have an illustration consisting of different geometric shapes. All of them are touching each other, they "lock in" to each other if you will. I would like to space them all out from each other ...
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Apply stroke only to top layer of clipping mask

I'm using Adobe Illustrator CC. I have a clipping mask with text over colored rectangles. I want to apply stroke to the text in the clipping mask without applying stroke to the rectangles. This is ...
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How to draw pressure lines in Illustrator with a Surface Pro [duplicate]

I want to draw lines like the one located on the left side, but what I get when I try drawing are the lines located at the right side. As you can see, the ends arent sharp but round and it doesn't ...
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Photoshop : Change Stroke Color Quickly?

How to Change Stroke Color of a Shape Quickly? Like we double click on shape, it open a pop up color picker window that change fill color in real time without hitting "OK Button" Is there any ...
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How to make rounded corners from shapes drawn with lines?

I am trying to make a shape like this: And so far in Illustrator, I've drawn this: Now, I know how to make a rectangle/square rounded. Select object, go to Effect -> Stylize -> Rounded corners... ...
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Inkscape: Transform geometry of cloned path, but not the style

I want to design an illustration with a curved path and a skewed version of it. The original path org is somewhat "in flux" and a moving target; I have to adjust the shape of org so that important ...
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Illustrator: Pattern Brush that narrows down all the way?

Has anyone knowledge on this Pattern Brush issue? I want to make a line, which narrows down all the way from start to end. So I have made this form (see image) into a pattern brush. I have played ...
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Why do the ending anchor points appear disconnected after I apply a brush to a single stroke in Illustrator? [duplicate]

I would like to know a solution or workaround to avoid having the stroke appear disconnected after applying a brushstroke. Please see before and after applying a brush to stroke. I have already tried ...
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(Adobe Illustrator) Can't change Align Stroke attribute in objects created with Shaper Tool

Is it just buggy me or Adobe isn't thinking it's a necessary privilege?
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How can I make a logo have a negative space stroke in Inkscape?

I have this logo ↑ and I want its stroke to be negative/transparent so that it can look like this ↓ How do I do this in Inkscape?
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“Stroke Effect” in After Effects does a rounded corner.

How can i do a linear stroke, to use with the "Stroke Effect" in After Effects? Attached you can find the actual result: (I want the start and the end of the stroke linear, not rounded)
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Weird display problem with strokes in Illustrator

I had this problem recently in Adobe Illustrator where whenever I draw a stroke it shows sometimes parts that doesn't really exist in it, like in this screenshot: but in the outline view: as you can ...
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How to trace pattern along a path in GIMP?

I need to know how to trace patterns along paths, like in this image: I've tried to stroke the selection with pattern, but that obviously doesn't care about any angles and only works like a mask.
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How to Color The In-between Areas Of Shapes in Illustrator?

I see this very cool typographic arts and I really want to make something like that. I tried making one that is identical, everything is good except for one thing; I can not achieve the same effect as ...
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Creating an inner stroke (sort of) on a clipped object

Consider the following SVG of a globe: Apart from the inland waters and the latitude/longitude lines, which are not relevant to this question, the SVG is constructed from three shapes: A black object ...
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How can I make a continuous outline from multiple strokes?

On screen, my creation looks fine, but when I outline strokes or create offset strokes, everything is jacked up. I have converted text to outlines, adjusted the resulting outlines, but can't figure ...
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How to export SVG in illustrator, and make object doesn't messy? [duplicate]

I've been struggling to create an icon in illustrator and convert it to SVG but the result is my SVG file becomes a messy object after I export it into SVG. Can someone explain me why? I'm already ...
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How do I make a ray effect in Illustrator?

What I've been doing is copied each stroke, selecting the end anchor point and moving it using the arrow keys: Is there an easier way to do the following "semi-circle ray effect" in Illustrator?
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Inkscape shape has no stroke

I just freshly installed Inkscape 0.92 and when I draw an object like a rectangle, the stroke is invisible even though the settings seem to be correct: As can be seen in the image, there is no stroke,...
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Set up brush type illustrator cc

Related to this question, how can I set up or select no calligraphic brush? Thanks all
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Arrow head brush distorted on a curved path

I'm trying to create a dashed line with arrow heads along its length in Illustrator. I don't think it's possible to do just with dashed line options (is it?), so I'm trying to create a brush which ...
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Inkscape: How to partly remove a stroke with a different object?

Imagine you have a simple rectangle without fill but with a solid stroke: Now I want to "remove" some small parts of this black stroke. Therefore I created a second object with the desired shape and ...
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How to recreate this text stroke/weight design in Photoshop or Illustrator?

I have been trying to replicate this design without success. I have tried duplicating the object and scaling it up a bit, I also tried using the FX Stroke option. This is what I want to recreate: ...
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How do I join a reflected object to the original so there is no stroke running down the middle?

I am designing a logo for a trucking company and I have an idea of using the front of a truck. To that end, I used the pen tool and traced half of the truck. Each element (bumper, grill, lights, ...
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Illustrator loses stroke/fill information on opening pdf

A client has provided a PDF file with vector information, and I need to make some adjustments to it. It is a complex file (an architectural design) with many different colors, line styles etc. When I ...
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What is the difference between a path and a stroke?

Is a path the set of points from a to b? And is the stroke the "definition" (i.e. the color, shape, etc.) of the path? And, how can you have a path with no stroke? Is this only because it is a ...
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Increase stroke size of an arrow, while keeping the arrowhead unchanged

I think the question explains it all. I'm increasing the stroke size of an arrow, but the arrow head becomes really large. How can I prevent the arrowhead from increasing with increasing stroke. Btw, ...
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Illustrator replace stroke color of different objects

I have Illustrator CS6. Imagine a certain number of objects (here 4) with different fill and stroke colors. How can I replace simultaneously the stroke color of all objects that have a violet stroke ...
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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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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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