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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Gradient stroke not appearing in PDF export file

I’m using Adobe Illustrator and I’m having an issue with a stroke, which has a custom gradient brush applied. It’s not showing up in the PDF file after I export. It shows up just fine in web ...
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Inkscape: Stroke to path on clipped object

Draw a circle with a wide stroke. Draw a rectangle covering half. Mark both. Object > Clip > Set How do I make convert the wide stroke of the resulting half circle to a path similar to: convert ...
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Arrow-head caps on the end of strokes in Illustrator [duplicate]

I want to have arrowhead caps on the end of a stroke in illustrator (so similar to the rounded caps, but with an arrowhead that fits perfectly to the edge of the stroke) I can sort of achieve this ...
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How to add a specified gap in a object stroke without separating the two?

I feel like this should be a simple technique, but I haven't been able to find information on it. So basically what I'm wanting to do is add any number of gaps in any place along a stroke on an object,...
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Illustrator: gradient stroke artefacts

I am currently trying to recreate the "drop shadow" appearance effect as a vector. As suggested by this tutorial, I tried supplementing the benefits of stroke-gradients. While it did work with other ...
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Trying to turn brush stokes into something so i can move it without lag

I could not find a font that I liked so I kind of made my own. However I used so many strokes with my brush that it makes ai very laggy when i try to downsize, move etc. I was just wondering whether ...
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How to keep pointed stroke on a triangle after expanding?

How do I keep my pointed bottom edges of the triangle sharp? I have a triangle with a stroke but after I expand the shape it looses it's pointed edges but only at the bottom, why is this? I haven't ...
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Why my illustrator brush acts differently than the tutorial one?

I am having a problem in following a tutorial: it's like my all my brushes "fold" in the corners while in the video (and I also remeber I could do it in the past) the edges of the brushes are sharp. ...
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Illustrator: how do I equally space interlocking shapes

I have an illustration consisting of different geometric shapes. All of them are touching each other, they "lock in" to each other if you will. I would like to space them all out from each other ...
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Non-contiguous stroke (pixels touching diagonally) in Photoshop

I need to make a few custom subtitle bitmaps for a DVD. The trouble is that DVDs support only 3 colours, which gives me one colour for letters, one for anti-aliasing and one for outline. What I've ...
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How do I convert these paths so that I have a transparent fill and colored stroke?

I apologize in advance for failing to ask my question articulately. I'm pretty new to illustrator and following a tutorial where he/she at one point changes the colors of the outline of the mug seen ...
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Resizing adds on the stroke width

I have a graphic in illustrator CC that I need to resize. The original size is about 3.5, when I go to resize it to 10.5 it bumps itself up to 10.6 adding the dimensions of the outer most stroke.
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How do I cover this outline to make these pants look like one shape?

DISCLAIMER: I'm not adept with programs like these and I have a very VERY basic understanding (if at all) of what I'm doing, so I apologize if my choice of words is poor or incorrect; bear with me, ...
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How to remove overlapping strokes in Inkscape?

I want to remove black line between the larger and the smaller rectangle. Using Path → Exclusion resulted in this ugly two smaller lines.
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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 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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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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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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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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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 viewer ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to get the stroke's color same goes with the fill's

So i've run into some similar questions but still can't find the right answer. I made a circle in Adobe Illustrator and stroke it with artistic brush but it turn out like that. I've tried to copy the ...
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Change table stroke thickness using swatches in illustrator

I am currently creating a large table and I would like to quickly be able to change the thickness of the borders to see what looks best. It is possible to quickly change the color of multiple items by ...
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Color strokes in Photoshop

I have made a path in Photoshop and I created a shape. The shape has a dashed stroke. I want to paint every dash in an other color. How can I do that? I tried changing the stroke color but I can only ...
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Make Lines of .EPS Graphic Bolder or Thicker

I have an image that looks like a read out of an EKG wavy line. It's in .EPS format and I have placed it in an Illustrator .AI file I am creating. I want to make the wavy line thicker looking but I ...
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Stroke just one path in single layer independently

This is a Photoshop question. I created a rectangle in a layer. Then I copied it and moved it until it touched the first one along an edge. I would like to be able to stroke each rectangle ...
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Change stroke width in Inkscape without changing dashes?

When I try to change the width of a dashed line in Inkscape (from Fill and Stroke>Stroke Style), the program automatically makes all lines full, i.e. I lose the dashed style of the lines. Any ...
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Changing the color of one line/stroke of a shape (Illustrator) [duplicate]

I'm new to illustrator. When I try to shape certain objects for a 2D cartoon character like the nose, for example, I want it to make the outer part of a nose one color while the color of the inner ...
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Setting default values (graphic style) in Ilustrator that apply for every document

I am new here and this is my first question. Hopefully it's okay to ask for more details to a question which has been solved eight years ago: Illustrator: How do you change default Fill/Stroke Colors ...
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How to make a smooth variable stroke thickness over object [duplicate]

How might I go about making a smooth, variable width, stroke in Inkscape where the path is complex like in the image?
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Separately Animating Multiple Segments That Belong to One Layer: Adobe Illustrator and After Effects

I am using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe After Effects. I want to animate an SVG triangle. I want the Hypotenuse to "swing out" from the bottom leg (go from 0 deg to 45deg). I can do this by 1)...
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Dashed line to fill instead of stroke

I am wanting to create a dashed line on the fill rather than the stroke if that is a possibility? I created outlines of a font and now I want to make it dashed. The left 'S' is what I am hoping to ...
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How to group all crossing paths in a selection in Illustrator

I am working with handwritten letters and want to select a group of letters and all the ones that come from multiple brushstrokes ("t", "f", etc....) be joined. I know I can select ...
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Adding clipping mask to certain strokes of text in Photoshop

I'm new at Photoshop, but I'm trying to use clipping masks and stroke to design a logo. I have the text with a simple black stroke like this: And I can add a clipping mask to the text WITHOUT ...
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Illustrator pen tool issue [duplicate]

I'm very new to illustrator but I keep running into this problem when using the pen tool. I hope it's just a simple fix that I'm missing. Sometimes when I use the pen tool the stroke and fill becomes ...
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stroke outside selection on a [new] layer in gimp

Create document with transparent background. Add the word 'word' as text. Create selection from alpha channel. create new layer. select new layer. (edit menu) stroke selection. How do I control ...
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Strange Fills in paths on Illustrator

I don't understand where are these fills coming from. I only have strokes selected on this shape yet I get these little fills. This is very annoying. Anyone know what are these or how to prevent the ...
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How to add a layer style effect especially on a highlighted text?

How can I add an effect on a highlighted text, such as border and other stuff that can be found in Layer styles > Blending options? Example: I have this text right here: https://i.imgur.com/TSTrNFV....
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stroke=“none” attribute in SVG

Is there a setting which will make Illustrator CS6 to add stroke="none" when object has no stroke? Illustrator preserves only fill="none" by default, and removes any attributes related to stroke when ...
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Illustrator CC: stroke issue with circular path [duplicate]

My goal is to create a circle with a .001 stroke in RGB red for laser cutting. For some reason I cannot create ANY .001 paths without a strange variable stroke and I cannot figure out why. With this ...
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Making a perpetual calendar on Adobe Illustrator

I would love to make something like this for personal use/as a printable, however, I lack the know-how to space the numbers and to neatly create the circles. My goal: Create a pdf file with several ...
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How can I reproduce those stroke and fill a shape with it?

Hello there, Is there a way to fill a particular shape with stroke/lines in a randomized angle and position. Which would allow me to avoid doing it by hand ... lazy me! I put a picture so you can ...
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Inkscape: simple way to expand appearance, fill and stroke, into fill

I need to programmatically offset and expand a path P for a laser cutter. I first add a stroke to path P (adding stroke:"5px"; in the text), then use "stroke to path" to make S (command-line: inkscape ...
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How to make weird fill in on brushstroke go away?

Ok, I dont know why this happens but need a solution other than switching to basic brush. Sometimes when I draw with this brush (something other than basic): (3pt round): I have this weird fill in ...
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How to draw pressure lines in Illustrator with a Surface Pro [duplicate]

I want to draw lines like the one located on the left side, but what I get when I try drawing are the lines located at the right side. As you can see, the ends arent sharp but round and it doesn't ...

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