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 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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How do I give text an offset path in Illustrator?

Okay, I am just trying out the offset path effect for a custom font. I followed this tutorial - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU2wDdLNTdE I tried doing the same, typed a word and expanded it,then ...
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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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Solid ended dashed line on Inkscape

Using Inkscape 0.92.4, is there a way to have a dashed line of whatever length in which both ends have the drawn part of the pattern? Like the length of the dashes varies a bit from the one chosen to ...
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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 ...
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Only navigator shows changes in Illustrator CC 2015 [duplicate]

Pretty much you can see that this line won't show visual change. When i try to change the stroke it shows only in the navigator bar but o
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How to make a brush stroke take gradient colour like pen tool stroke in illustrator?

When drawing strokes with the graphic tablet using brushes, the paths are editable and can accept color change or applying gradients only after expanding. I wanted to apply the "gradient across ...
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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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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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(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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Creating a line of dots that goes gradually from 1PPI to 1000PPI (DPI) in Illustrator

I'm testing a laser cutter and need to make a "graduated" line consisting of tiny dots that goes from 0 or 1 PPI(DPI) to 1000 PPI(DPI) - breaking a line into gradually smaller pieces with same-size ...
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How do I give a stroke knockout transparency in Inkscape?

Ok, I'll admit, this is a really weird question. What I'm trying to do is have a transparent stroke. By that, I mean that the stroke takes up space, but it's showing what's behind the object. When I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Inkscape - Exclusion/Difference: remove fill but preserve stroke (size)

For my background, I'm not entirely comfortable with Inkscape, but I'm not entirely new with it either. Say I have a large object with a smaller object inside of it. I want to remove the smaller ...
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How to increase icon's stroke thickness using Inkscape

I'm using Google's Material Design icons in my project. My aim is to increase the thickness of the menu icon's strokes (see under the navigation section). How can I do this using Inkscape? So far, I'...
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Does any body know how to dynamically change outline in illustrator?

I know the setting Edit > Preferences > General > Check "Scale stroke & effects". But this setting is changing outline setting for all objects in illustrator. Does anybody know setting for only ...
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Illustrator Stroke Brush Definition Changes Color

As you see in the image, the shape and stroke are the same color, however when I apply Brush Definition to the stroke and it the colors looks lighter when technically they should be the same color. ...
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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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How do you change the thickness of one side of an object in Illustrator?

I want to create this type of effect on text in illustrator but where there are 2 objects next to one another they create a thicker line or distort like in the W. I first wrote out the text and ...
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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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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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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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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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Add stroke to internal lines in mesh objects

I am trying to create a fishing net in adobe illustrator. I have created an ellipse object and created the mesh but adding a stroke via the appearance panel only does it to the border of the mesh ...
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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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How to custom color the stroke in Adobe Illustrator?

I am wanting the stroke of the text I'm creating to match the fill color of the text, to give it a 'bolder' look in Adobe Illustrator. I cannot seem to figure out how to eyedrop the custom color for ...
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How to add stroke to all layer in Illustrator?

I am creating an illustration in Adobe Illustrator CC 2020. My illustration has got many objects and shapes and now I want to add a stroke only to layer, not for all shapes inside this layer. How can ...
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Join paths to make one single line drawing so I can gradient the stroke

I have made a drawing with the pen tool. Most of the paths are unclosed. I would like to put a gradient stroke on the paths. I don't seem to be able to join all of the paths together, which I ...
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How to change the color of this line?

I want to change the color of this black line. It should have the color #7C6741 But when I do that, it looks like this
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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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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 do I create orbital circles around a letter like on the sphere?

I need to create something like this, and I don't know how to! How can I create "orbiting" circles around a sphere similar to the symbol for an atom?
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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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How to create an outline of a outline using illustrator?

I'm new to graphic design and self learning adobe illustrator. I have been attempting to create almost like contour lines around an image but cannot seem to figure it out. Any tips on how to go ...
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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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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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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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Illustrator - stroke doesn't connect / brush pattern

so I'm having problems figuring out a stroke issue. Below is an image of what I am referring to. Essentially, I want to create a brush that I can use on strokes so that no matter the shape, when I ...
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Multistroke object in illustrator - need to make individual strokes

I have a logo, where each letter is a 3 stroke object. I've created the object with multiple strokes, and now I need to make it into an object by removing the 'middle stroke'. I've tried 'outline ...
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Inkscape 0.92 'Stroke to Path' not working on B-splines

I have a design using B-splines, which I need to convert to a path, because it will need to be surrounded by a stroke in a separate colour. However, when I use the 'stroke to path ' (Ctrl + Alt + C) ...
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Inkscape's “Stroke to path” produces hole in the middle

I start with an "i" in Chalkboard SE, font size 32 and stroke width 8px. Then I click "Path > Stroke to path" and the design now has a hole in the middle of the dot of the i. The larger the stroke ...
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Photoshop: how to fill a stroke with an image

I hope this is the right place to ask "how do I " questions. I've tried googling, but perhaps I'm not hitting on the right search words, or technique words. I am trying to make a stroke, in this case ...

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