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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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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How to obtain single-stroke fonts for laser cutting

I’ve been looking for single-stroke fonts for a while. I need these for laser cutting. I have found many “single-stroke” fonts online, however none are really single stroke: once I Create Outlines, ...
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How can multiple arrows be created along a path in inkscape?

I need to indicate the path of light rays along different paths. So along each path, arrows are required (not as arrowheads, but at exact places I want it). How can this be achieved? [Edit: I tried ...
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Stroke small text in illustrator

I would like to narrow some small black text, where the fill is black and the stroke is white in order to make the text look thinner. The font's sizes are from 3-6 pt. The stroke I use is 0.005pt. ...
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How can I create a stroked path with the Pen tool?

I'm trying to make 3 px stroke with the regular pen tool without resorting to brush, pencil or anything like that. Is there any way to do that like in Illustrator? This is the image where I'm stuck ...
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Add thick outline to existing artwork in Illustrator [duplicate]

I have some vector images they I need to add a thick outline similar to the image below. Is this possible to do quickly and easily in Illustrator? Note : I have permission/licence to edit and ...
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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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Illustrator C6 How to count the border width into the box dimension?

Is there any way of telling Illustrator that I want it to include the border width into total dimension of the object? For example I want a box 30x30px with 1px border. Of course I could make it ...
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How to join strokes to be one continuous line in illustrator?

Attached is an image of some icons I drew using the line tool on illustrator, some of these are overlapping on top of each other but I would like to connect all these strokes together so the icon will ...
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Inkscape: bucket fill area enclosed by stroke

I have got a path that encloses small areas within it. I would like to fill each small square below with some color using the bucket fill tool in Inkscape. However, it always tells me the "area is ...
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How do I stop strokes from increasing the measurements of an object?

When I draw a box that's 4x2. The transform panel usually confirms this measurement by showing W:4 (width) and H:2 (height). The new version adds the stroke measurement to this which makes it ...
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Illustrator: Prevent stroke crossing with converging shapes

I've got three triangular shapes, converging towards a single points. Even though I've chosen inline stroke alignment, the strokes cross at the converging anchor point (see picture). How do I prevent ...
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How to snap end points of straight lines to form connected triangles?

I'm trying to create connected triangles in inkscape. Similar to how the header of https://blender.stackexchange.com/ looks like: except that I only want triangles and no fill, just strokes. I ...
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InDesign — Avoiding the gap on some stroke types

Is there a way to avoid the ugly gap while using the right (or left) slant hash stroke type? My workaround is to create a circle-like shape instead of circle: …and to adjust the two ends manually: ...
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Photoshop CS6 Pen tool suddenly refuses to 'Stroke' 'Fill' or 'Make Selection.'

Believe I have a bug here: After using Pen tool to make paths on a file, Pen tool will just give-up and ignore requests to 'Make Selection,' 'Stroke' the new path or 'Fill' the path. I've checked the ...
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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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Apply blending mode only to fill in Illustrator

Would this be possible? Applying for example an "overlay" blending mode to the fill of a shape while keeping the mode of the stroke set to normal? Or would I have to duplicate the shape?
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Inkscape How to create outer border after Clip 'Set'?

Not sure I am asking this correctly. Here's my problem, Originally, I perform 'Object' --> 'Clip' --> 'Set' on 2 images. Here's the result: Note that the pink color object is successfully contained ...
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Is there any way to add a round cap on a pattern brush stroke?

I'm trying to create laces with rounded ends, so I created my pattern then turned it into a pattern brush with Auto-Between cornering. No matter what I do, the "Round Cap" setting under Stroke ...
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Arabic Text stroke overlap (with zero fill)

How do I remove the stroke overlap between the individual Arabic characters when I use zero fill or even white fill?
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Shape Stroke Disappears When Modifying

So, let's say I have a shape and I use the shape/path stroke. I set it to 5 and there's a stroke now. Cool. I modify some things in the shape path and the stroke disappears. If I set the stroke level ...
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How can i get this stroke with square corners? (illustrator CS6)

I'd love to get some more insight on this. So i'm trying to get this stroke to respect the sharp corners of a letter C. I'm trying to make the round corners to look like the upper one: I made ...
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Display zero-width strokes in Illustrator?

I'm working on some die-cutting designs in Illustrator. I have made a symbol out of a 200px-wide rectangular shape. The stroke around the shape's perimeter has a thickness of 1px. As a result, the ...
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Adobe Illustrator - No fill or stroke, still have a outline

This is perplexing me. All of the shapes I am creating still have a outline around them in white no matter what I do. I can't figure it out. Has anyone experienced this before? The shape looks ...
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How to make a Pattern brush that doesn't distort the pattern shape?

we have a LASER-CUT machine, and we need to build a template for strass & Diamond. I use Adobe Illustrator CS6, and I've tried to let the object follow the path of template using Pattern Brush. ...
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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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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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How can I control the dots (and gaps) on a stroke in Illustrator?

I'm trying to recreate the attached image, and I'm hitting a wall that seems like a no brainer, but I just can't figure it out! I need to have a dotted line with a set number of dots (29 to be exact) ...
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How do I make the inner outline of a stroke have a gradient on my map?

Excuse any ignorance, I am actually a GIS Analyst (a cartographer) and do most of my work in GIS software. I am making a map where I need to create inner outlines, based off of an older map my work ...
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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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How can I do “Stroke Offset” in Illustrator?

In After Effects, when using a shape layer, I can add an offset to the stroke by applying a Trim Path. I want to do something like this: I can convert the text into outlines, and create a stroke of ...
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How to control strokes in Illustrator?

My stroke is bleeding, and I was wondering how to clean up dirty stroke corners. I'm creating a simple envelope for a newsletter (rectangle and triangle), but the triangle stroke is bleeding over. ...
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Can't Set Illustrator Stroke Weight

Recently my Illustrator CS6 on 10.11.5 El Capitan has started to change the stroke weight I'd like to a random anomaly. For example if I try set the stroke weight to 1mm it automatically changes it to ...
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Brush outline and fill

I have made a pattern brush to apply for a hand drawn brush. It usually works nicely, but yesterday it went started acting up. When I draw, I have a solid outline and invisible fill (which looks like ...
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Remove objects, leaving only the stroke and the drop shadow (illustrator)

Just found this site! Seems pretty awesome. Im wondering if anyone knows how to achieve this effect: I want to remove the white objects (text) from the image, but keep the stroke and the drop shadow. ...
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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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Transparent stroke overlap in Illustrator

I'm trying to do a semi-transparent stroke on a path. When 2 different paths overlap (right) the area where they cross is darker, as expected. But if it a single path there is no such area (left). Any ...
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Low Poly Problem in Illustrator - White Lines Around Shapes [duplicate]

I made this Low poly image (zoomed in version of just the eye). I followed all of the steps and I couldn't have done anything wrong: If you look closely, you can see these white lines between every ...
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Responsive SVG path without distorting stroke

I have a simple SVG path with a stroke that I want to responsively resize with the browser window. The problem is that when my paths aspect ratio is changed, the stroke is distorted. This is the ...
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remove white-space from blend while maintaining lines as strokes

I am trying to make a laser cut pattern in illustrator and I want to make the following image etched into wood (red lines etched). So, here is the rub. Right now those lines are just a blend under a ...
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Importing EPS to Adobe Photoshop adds stroke around the objects

I have created an object using Adobe Illustrator and when saving as EPS file and opening it on Photoshop, I see all these white stokes around them: if I save it as PNG and open it with a photo ...
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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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Edit Multiple Freehand Stroke Widths at Once in Inkscape

I'm trying to ink a drawing using the freehand stroke tool in Inkscape. I understand that this tool creates filled shapes rather than lines with strokes, so I'm using the Path Effects Editor to change ...
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Need to erase the stroke between start & end points of a path in Illustrator

I opened a PSD in Illustrator. The file has a path in it, but when given a stroke, it joins the ends of the path, which I do not want. I do not want a closed stroke, instead I want an open stroke.
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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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Managing strokes on inDesign multi-frame tables

found a bit of a stumper. I have a pretty large table that spreads over multiple pages. The problem: I can't separate the stroke at the bottom of the page 1 table from the one at the top of table 2. ...
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Convert outlined stroke to single stroke

Recently I've been messing with Illustrator/Inkscape and trying to convert something like this: to a single-stroked path like this: I've searched a lot and I haven't found a solution.
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How can I remove two edges of a shape but leave the fill in Inkscape?

I have a hexagon with a border. I can remove one edge from it, and keep the fill colour in it. But if I want to remove a second edge, the fill disappears, because the node has been deleted - as you ...
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Extrapolate the curve of a stroke join

Is there a plugin or any other way to make sharp edges of an offset path command or stroke behave like the Extrapolate example in the image below? I have searched but have found nothing so far. ...