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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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. ...
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Starburst/Stroke Messing Up on Export

Having some issues exporting a file in Illustrator. I'm using a dashed stroke for the starburst effect and it gets all weird on me when I export it to pdf. If I export to png then I'm left with ...
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Removing area from stroked circle [closed]

I've been trying to design a logo, however I can not figure out the simplest thing. I have two circles, with no fill and a stroke. I've added a white rectangle to "cut out" area of both the strokes, ...
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Cannot change stroke width in Inkscape

I am trying to change the stroke width of an icon in Inkscape but, unlike other times I have done this, this time the stroke width appears to be 0 px and I am not allowed to make it thinner: The ...
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Lines appear on my outer fonts, its not stroke

The font is Myriad pro and the color is white. There is no stroke or anything added to it. Why is it showing like this? Even if I put another color on, it will still show these lines. Even when I open ...
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How to make spirals into endcaps for strokes?

I'm creating an illustration for a quote and I want to finish the strokes with swirls -like in the image below- but I'm having problems making them look similar. I'm using a spiral tool and adding a ...
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Convert dashed stroke to a regular path using Inkscape

For example i want to convert the following shape : to a group of paths so i get path points in all edges.
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Illustrator: How to exclude textured strokes (Chalkboard effect)

I'm trying to create a lettering with chalkboard effect in order to print it on a chalkboard mug. However, most tutorials I found for Adobe Illustrator recommend applying a textured stroke to the text....
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How to vectorize stroke in Sketch App?

I'm trying to get similar effect as illustrator. How can I get inside border vector in Sketch App?
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How do I stop Illustrator filling in areas of a path even when 'no fill' is assigned

I'm using a 0.5 3pt round brushstroke and no fill yet Illustrator often fills in areas where there is a loop or corner, as in the example image. How do I stop it from doing this? Fidelity is on 0.5px ...
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Multiple strokes on live text in InDesign CC [closed]

Is there any way to put multiple strokes on live text in InDesign CC that is similar to using the attributes panel in Illustrator?
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Issues Vectorizing Stroke

I'm trying to create an icon that I build using the stroke tool. However, when I go to vectorize the stroke, some weird stuff starts happening. Original, correct: Stroke vectorized, not what I want: ...
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All but one stroke will scale in illustrator

I know the topic of scaling strokes in Illustrator has been answered to death and yes, I know how to do it. However, I have an outline image I did and when I resize this grouping of objects with the ...
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How do you add weight to strokes in Photoshop? I see the option but no results

So I tried to solve this problem on my own, and feel I got halfway there. Now I'm stuck. I'm trying to convert a drawing to a digital logo (did this successfully in Illustrator already, but was upset ...
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Illustrator shadow layer inside a layer with stroke?

I am having a tough time with creating a shadow, I am using strokes so when I want to create a darker tone inside the characters neck the stroke becomes a problem. The neck before the shadow. ...
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Simulate foursquare ripple icon effect

I need help simulating this effect in Adobe Illustrator, but with a different logo, which is also based on stroke. I've tried blending the logo with another external line. Didn't get the same effect. ...
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Give a stroke a texture fill of an image

I have create multiple circles and I want to have the stroke of these circles to have a fill of a gold texture image I have download. I have tried to using the clipping mask but that only create a ...
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Gimp - jagged pencil and brush strokes [SOLVED]

I am using Gimp 2.8.14 on Ubuntu 14.04 and a Wacom tablet (Intuos 3 6x8). My problem is that I cannot make a smooth stroke even when I check the Smooth stroke in the Tool Options panel. When I do ...
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Equalize (reset) stroke width along a path in Inkscape

Like a million people out in the real world, I do not understand how strokes work in Inkscape, and do not have the time or dedication allotment to really learn. I have through sheer act of luck and ...
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How to adjust Miter Joints to look pointy?

I would like to make the edges of the figure became pointed, similar to that of another figure. I set Stroke Style to Miter Join, but that didn't work. Any solution for this?
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How can we change outlines into shapes in Illustrator?

I'm not very comfortable with Illustrator, and I'm stuck on this problem: how can we change from outline strokes to filled shapes? For example, in this situation, I would like to 'decompose' each ...
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Outline of my shapes, but I have no stroke selected?

All of my shapes on my globe are outlined in white even though I do not have a stroke selected and there is not a second stroke showing up in the appearance pallete. How can I get rid of the white ...
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GIMP Paint along a path - not black

I'm making a bump map. I need to stroke a certain path with a paintbrush (hardness 50%) with pure black. See the images for my settings. The result is a not entirely black stroke (see image). When I ...
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How can I make my stroke stay inside the corner in Illustrator?

My stroke seems to be getting out from the edge of my illustration. I have looked in both the stroke panel and anchor points, but I can't seem to find a solution. I just want the stroke to stay ...
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How do I clean up my layers after outlining strokes and dividing? [duplicate]

Hey all. So I'm creating a design in Illustrator. I want all of the shapes to have an even outline, but no stoke. In order to accomplish this I add the stroke and outline the strokes. Afterwards I ...
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Why are my strokes showing up black, with no colour selected?

All of my strokes are coming with a random black 1pt stroke that I can't edit or get rid of. I can change the colour of the 'outer' stroke, which is technically the same line. That shouldn't be ...
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Shape outlines show through on other shapes in Illustrator

I started getting a weird issue where outlines of shapes that are behind other shapes are showing through. I tested if it happens in a new document and it doesn't, so it must be something strange ...
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Illustrator - Stroke after 3d Effect

i apologize if my question is too immature but i just cant figure it out. i'm new to illustrator and i want a black stroke around all my objects but i cant give it to objects that have 3D effects ...
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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 to adjust the thickness of a stroke in Sketch?

I have an icon and I would like to make it thinner but it has a fill instead of a border. As far as I know, it's not possible to change the thickness of the fill, so I need to find a way to convert ...
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Adobe Photoshop - “path” coordinates and “path stroke” behavior

I have some things I need to verify in using Adobe Photoshop. I am designing a "precise" dimension related image. It was an archimedian spiral. base on a tutorial I found on YouTube. I have to be ...
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Create a custom stroke with an exact pattern of many different square and rectangular dashes

Can anyone suggest a method that will essentially allow me to use the pattern shown in the below image as a stroke? I want to be able to apply this to any path, and want to ensure that the each ...
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Why would I get aliasing on a vector like this? [duplicate]

I've read several similar questions but they keep leading back to eventually becoming raster images, in which case the aliasing makes sense. However I haven't quite figured out why an image made ...
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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 do I clear the inside of my circles? [duplicate]

I have some overlapping circles to create a cloud shape. How do I erase the inner parts of the circles so I just have the outline like in the cloud in the top right?
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How do I make scratchboard/etching effects?

I'm having a hard time grasping how to get the same brush stroke with the right proportion of space in between like in this image (Marilyn). I'm sure it wasn't free handedly drawn with a brush tool, ...
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Increase Stroke Weight By Percentage

I know how to increase the stroke weight in Illustrator, but I have custom stroke weight points on an object and I'd like to make the whole object's stroke thicker without losing the customized weight ...
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Stop a line (stroke) on the edge of a triangle

I want to stop these lines right on the edge. I'm using Adobe Illustrator CS6, I'm fairly new to Illustrator so please be specific.
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How Do I vary The Stroke Of A Line In Illustrator?

I'm looking to recreate the line placed above the word "ZARA" in the following example. Aside from using the Pen tool to get the shape, how can I change the stroke at both ends of the line?
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GIMP: Stroke Path along single points

What I need: to draw different sets of icons in the same points of the picture (with the purpose of drawing different network schemes with the same structure). There are A LOT OF Points. Therefore I ...
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Stroke weight in print

I was once told that if you want a stroke to print, it cannot be lower than a certain weight. I would like to know a) if this is true b) if so, does it it apply to both offset and digital printing and ...
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Is there a simple and automatic way to create halos around multiple (existing) arrows in Illustrator?

I am looking for a way for all existing black arrows in my illustration to have a white halo to stand out against a colorful background in Illustrator. I would also like the halo to be easily ...
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Can't put stroke width or fill on a path

I'm a newbie. I traced a photo with live trace, it looked good. Then I expanded it, and I can't get these paths to fill or take a stroke width, whether its grouped or not. I drew a rectangle and it ...
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Illustrator: How to change stroke weight proportionally without scaling the objects?

I have a bunch of lineworks with different stroke weights. Is there a direct way to reduce/increase all stroke weights proportionally without changing the size of the objects? Thanks, Newton
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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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Merging triangles into a bigger one

I'm trying to make a bigger triangle by merging 2 smaller ones, but I get these strange overlapping corners on the top. What can I do differently to get perfect corners? Attaching an image to ...
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Removing a section of a stroked path in Illustrator

I'm creating a shield and have used a few shapes with multiple strokes. See pic below. I'm not sure how to get rid of the indicated part of a stroke. If there is a better way, by not using strokes I'm ...
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How do I apply a color gradient to a stroke?

I can see the color gradient when my mouse is over the stroke but once I move my mouse away, the gradient goes away with it. How do I apply the gradient, I have been at this for 3 hours?! I am using ...
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Average stroke from a fill

I would like to generate an average stroke from a given compound enclosed path, or fill, in Adobe Illustrator CC or Inkscape. Sorry I don't know the mathematical function name to achieve this. I've ...
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Illustrator: cannot fill transparent areas without compromising strokes using Live Paint

I've read a number of posts about this and am unsure of how to proceed. I received an AI file that contains the following: Here it is unselected: However, when I group these paths/shapes and copy ...