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 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 ...
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How to create a fading effect on the border of an object, with illustrator

Imagine I have a black disc. I would like to create a gradient around the disc, whose value is white 100% opacity on the border of the disc and white 0% opacity at the end of the gradient. Now, ...
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Illustrator convert thick line into shape

I have a design with a number of paths that have thick strokes and they overlap and intersect. I want to take each one and convert it into a shape - but Outline Stroke doesn't do what I want. Then I ...
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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: Convert “filled” lines of imported .svg to no-dimension strokes

I've exported a 2D drawing from Sketchup which consist of not filled shapes made with lines. I want to keep the exact dimensions and manipulate it in Inkscape, so I imported it using Vector Magic. The ...
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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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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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How do I make a shape not show outside its stroke in Illustrator

As said in the title I need to know how to make it so a shape does not show outside its stroke in Illustrator. As you can see in the image. The black shape, which is a circle, is going outside of its ...
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Inkscape - Doubled bezier curves

I want to have a bezier curve with a double line stroke. The LinkedOffset option for paths, when I apply it to an unclosed bezier curve, creates a linked offset object that is closed - ie, it draws a ...
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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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Illustrator: Expanding Blended Strokes

so I got a bit of a cartoon wing type situation going on here. I drew this with just the standard pen tool, and I don't really know anything about how wings are supposed to look like, still I ...
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GIMP path not using expected colors

I am making a dashed line in Gimp by making a new layer, drawing a path, clicking "Stroke Path" in the tool options, and then selecting the dashed line style in the Stroke Path window. My foreground ...
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Inkscape Bounding Box crops Stroke Paint

I noticed that my corner is being cut off of the bottom node of path when I add a border to it. I believe when adding a border of that thickness to the object/paths on the left the result should be ...
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Is there a Sketch plugin to offset a path?

Illustrator has a great feature called "Offset Path". When you apply it, you first enter a number in a dialog, and then it generates a new path that is perfectly parallel to the original, either ...
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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 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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Path with decreasing stroke SVG

I'm writing a program in Julia that creates SVG images. My program generates the figure on the left, and I want the same figure, but with a decreasing stroke, like the one on the right (dont mind the ...
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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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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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How to change stroke width of image made by drawing in iPad?

I have a drawing using Adobe Ideas app in iPad, then export it to PDF to open it with Inkscape. It is a vector image since I can enlarge it as much as I want. However the width of the stroke too big ...
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I need help with making the lines sharper in a drawing

As the title says, I need help with making the lines sharper in a drawing my friend drew. He asked me if I can make the lines better, and I have tried going over it with the brush tool but it's going ...
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Two points on curved path have a “gap” when stroke width is increased

I apologize if this has been asked before, but I don't really know what to search for. The issue is that I'm designing a "shield" emblem for my company, and I've done that by creating one half with ...
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Inkscape unable to add the same stroke width to all paths

Hi i just modified a text into paths and curved some paths, i attach an svg of my work. Now i just would like to add stroke to the object so that i can make bold the text, but as you can see , trying ...
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Stroke adding size to an object

I know this happens in indesign where i would create a 3"x3" object and when i add a stroke it becomes 3.0139x3.0139. I know the shape is still the same, but is there a way i can disable this and have ...
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Photoshop CS6: Pen/Custom Shape Fill & Stroke Color Options are Locked?

I'm new to Photoshop, and am teaching myself. In playing with the pen and custom shape tool I've noticed that the Fill and Stroke settings for "Shape" appear to be locked. I cannot click to change ...
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InDesign bounding box - stroke issue

When I draw a rectangle, the bounding box covers also the stroke, unlike Illustrator that keeps it on the vector path. How to deal with this problem? See attachment for a better understanding.
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How to increase or decrease a path and keep the value of the stroke

If I draw a path with a stroke (e.g. 3pt) and then want to scale it down to fit, the line value stays the same, how do I scale it up/down and have the stroke adjust automatically?
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Is it okay to increase stroke width of a logo for different background?

Usually any line that looks okay on a dark background, looks much thinner on a lighter background. In that case, is it allowed in design principles to increase the stroke width of a logo on a lighter ...
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How to draw a 1px stroke in the middle of another stroke from a drawing automatically (Photoshop)

I've got a comics drawing, only the black stroke, which is drawn by hand so the thickness is variating, and I need to draw a line with a thickness of 1 px in about the middle of this line. Is there a ...
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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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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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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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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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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 do I keep rounded corners consistent in InDesign when drawing a stroke?

I'm working on a diagram where I want my strokes corners to be rounded and keep consistent. However, when I draw a stroke, the measure doesn't seem to apply to all corners equally. I didn't scale this ...
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Cannot change the width profile of a brush stroke in Illustrator

I'm learning to use Illustrator and I've maid a brush stroke, but I cannot change the width profile of the brush stroke. This is what I do: I select the stroke I've made with my custom brush, I go to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Stroke a path in Photoshop CS5

I have created a path as a vector mask in a layer. I'd Like to create a stroke path of this same path but whatever I do the 'Stroke Path...' option in the drop-down menu of Paths is greyed out. ...
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Is it possible expand stroke in Photoshop or make stroke resize along the shape?

When I resize a shape in Photoshop cs6, its stroke's width remains the same size as it was in its original width. It could be desirable depending on a situation but most of the time it's not. In fact, ...
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Illustrator: wave background with custom defined strokes

Following this technique, I am trying to define the stroke ends of the below resulted pattern, but without luck. What I've done so far: - I've put a letter over the wavy strokes group (wave pattern ...