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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Stroke width tool equivalent in Inkscape

Is there a tool in Inkscape similar to the stroke Width Tool in Illustrator? In other words, is there a way to manipulate the width of a stroke by setting the weight at a given position or anchor ...
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How can I easily create a path out of a non-linear shape in Illustrator?

I'd like to convert this shape into a path from the center so I can easily adjust the weight of the graphic with a stroke. Drawing it anew won't preserve the round elements perfectly.
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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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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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Change default stroke alignment in Illustrator

I can't believe that I couldn't even find somebody asking this question. I just signed-up to stackexchange to ask this... I know I can change the default appearance of objects in Illustrator. But is ...
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Draw pencil-stroke like line in Gimp

I found this pencil stroke is very fancy and I wondered how it can be emulated in Gimp or Photoshop. Actually I found pencil drawing is really fascinating and I hope to learn more about it. I will ...
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Adding anchor points to group of strokes using another stroke

I'm trying to use a (complex-ish) shape to add anchor points to another group of paths where the paths cross over- however i'd like to do it without effecting the stroke weights etc as then the blend ...
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how to cut out stroke of a circle and color the segments like this?

I am very new to illustrator. I want to cutout a stroke of a circle (fill color is turned off) using another object and then color the segments like the below steps:
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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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Change Multiple Line Stroke in Illustrator and mantain the same distance between them

I have a serious problem. I want to change the weight of multiple lines but when I try do that the distance between them disapears and overlap. In straight lines that doesn´t happens, but in diagonal ...
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How do I keep the spaces in my dashed line from changing when I modify the line length in Illustrator?

Using Adobe Illustrator CS6, I drew a line and clicked the "Dashed Line" option in the stroke palette. When I change the length of the dashed line, by grabbing an endpoint and moving it or clipping ...
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Create some Stroke from expanded shape

I created some shape using 6 pixels stroke (no fill), then I expanded it and get the desired shape. Later, I need the same shape with thinner lines, but resizing does not work well for it. So, the ...
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How to make a stroke that is separated from its object?

I want to make a stroke to be a little bit further than the object itself, so between object and stroke there will be a transparency. By default, the stroke is touching the object. How can I achieve ...
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How to Remove Stroke while Resizing Object to Appear the Same - Illustrator

I have an object in Illustrator that has both a Stroke and a Fill of the same colour. I would like to remove the Stroke and resize (or otherwise alter) the object so the Fill matches what the object ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Diagonal lines for brush stroke or dashed stroke

I would like to stroke a path with 45 degree diagonal lines that are set a fixed distance of of 0.125 inches to each other. I'd also like the diagonals not to distort on curves- in other words, I ...
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Illustrator reducing double stroke svg to a single stroke svg [duplicate]

I have a double stroke svg that I want to reduce to a single stroke svg. The area on the svg is defined as some white shapes that are overlayed on a black background, with anchors outlining the shapes ...
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Move complex vector illustration from Photoshop to Illustrator exactly as it appears?

I created a detailed vector illustration in Photoshop because I can't stand how Illustrator's Pen Tool behaves (more explanation at the end of the post)*. Here's a section of the illustration: It's ...
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Inkscape SVG Stroke Size Changing Depending on Zoom

SVG Shape Gaps change when Zooming I used this tool: here to create a low-poly picture and then downloaded it as an SVG. I then noticed that the edges were overlapping and so I brought it into ...
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Adobe Illustrator 2019 stroke issue

Since updating to the 2019 version of Illustrator, I am having this issue with the stroke that crops up randomly for certain elements. On applying stroke, the stroke on the left doesn't show up on ...
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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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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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Is it possible to convert a path to a stroke?

What I'm doing is animating a stroke by first setting its stroke-dasharray and stroke-dashoffset, and then animating its stroke-dashoffset, so that the stroke appears as if it is being drawn by an ...
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Stroke doesn't scale proportionately when entering new size via keyboard

I'm using Illustrator CC and I have a logo which has a stroke around part of it. I want to resize the logo while scaling the stroke proportionately. Yes, I know that question has been asked and ...
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Illustrator: how to bring fill in front of the stroke?

I'm wondering how to create a stroke so it doesn't overlap the fill of an object. Working in Illustrator CC. Specific example here:
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How can I make a double stroke in Photoshop?

I have a group of merged shapes. How can I make a double stroke in Photoshop? I'm using Photoshop CC
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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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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 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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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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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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How do I create a stroke like this?

I've tried multiple tutorials and even asked the designer — (his response: "If you want it perfect you will have to create it in adobe illustrator and import it into photoshop. In the case of the two ...
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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 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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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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How do I create a dual lined border in Photoshop?

I have a square box, that I need to create a dual lined border of differing widths. I've selected the shape and then done a 10px stroke inside. Now I want to add a 2nd rectangle of 5px width that is ...
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I'm trying to create a letter with multiple strokes within a stroke.

I want to create something like the attached photo, but with other letters and shapes. does anyone know how to do this?
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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 ...