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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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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How can I create this simple stroke image effect in photoshop?

Here is the following image effect I am going for: It is a stroked version of the image, and I was wondering how I can achieve this effect? Preferably in Adobe Photoshop.
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Putting a 0.25pt stroke on type in illustrator - will it mess up printing?

I'm still getting a feel of Illustrator after being pretty much Photoshop-reliant. I'm doing a brochure and needed some text to be slightly heavier, so I put a 0.25pt stroke that's the same color as ...
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How to turn off displaying stroke when using a path operation in Inkscape

I want to create a newspaper roll in Inkscape. My goal would be to only have the intersection of the yellow area and the the left circle. However, if I select those and then use path -> intersection, ...
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Photoshop: Edgy stroke on a perfecly round object

I'm using the latest version of Photoshop on Mac OS and I have a problem with the stroke effect in Layer Style. Even when I use it on a perfectly round object in high resolution (the example below is ~...
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How to shear an arrow head in illustrator cc

I am making a design and I really like the look of one of the arrow heads for a stroke - as seen in the picture. The design is all on a perspective slant which I have been shearing text to get the ...
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Handling whitespace at points where shapes interconnect/overlap

I'm helping a friend out with a bird logo and I'm new to Illustrator. I need to increase the whitespace around the points where the wings intersect with the body ellipse, without changing the wing ...
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How to make path that follows fill of existing path?

Context I bought a vector EPS image. I want to use my Brother Scan-n-Cut to draw it; this machine takes an SVG and draws a stroke along every path. When I imported the file into inkscape, it turned ...
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Convert Dotted Stroke to Fill in Inkscape

I tried Path > Stroke to Path but it just fills the whole rectangle instead of converting my dotted stroke into filled dots. Is there any way in Inkscape to easily convert my dotted stroke to a fill?...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Prevent stroke from eating near characters

I'm trying to build web text editor based on SVG, I want the outline/stroke to be always behind the text, currently SVGs looks like this <svg width="209.00049363057323" height="62.000025477707005" ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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 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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(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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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 ...