You could create end caps by creating custom arrowheads.
[Adobe video tutorial link removed. They changed it to some "pop art" tutorial.]
You can follow the Adobe Help Pages, here's what they say:
To define custom arrowheads, open the Arrowheads.ai file, which is
located under ShowPackageContent\Required\Resources<locale>\ (for
Mac) and \...
The pen tool is going to be better rather than drawing each line individually.
However, you can take your paths and combine them into a single path by selecting them and going to:
Object → Path → Join or Right Click → Join
and then you can round that path by going to:
Effect → Stylize → Round Corners
Alternatively, once the paths are combined you can ...
Add your stroke using the Appearance panel (Window → Appearance), you can then drag each appearance attribute to the order that you want.
You can use this on a single object, live type or even a whole group or layer. You can either set the fill through the appearance panel too, or to use the group, layer or type's fill simply drag "Characters" or "...
The method you are looking for is "centerline tracing". This converts a bitmap to a vector line rather than an object graphic. Very few tracers will be able to do that.
There is a free Open Source tool AutoTrace which does this fairly well but with limitations depending on the quality of the source image. Tracing the signature you ...
Related, if not duplicate:
Different color strokes in Illustrator (the gummi worms)
Easiest way for me is just with a gradient on the stroke... set the middle stops to be in the same location.
Benefits of this method is you simply change the gradient to move the sections. There's no need to reconfigure a brush or cut out new shapes if you need different ...
Yes, you can make the outlined path thicker. Simplest way is to just apply a stroke on the outlines. This will then be added to your stroke (so remember it needs to be 1/2 the additional weight you need). Closed outlines may need this done to both sides.
A bit more cleaner way would be to offset the outline. I suggest using Effect → Path → Offset ...
A path, as you said, is a set of points. It is a set of coordinates that define a shape. The path itself is only a set of numbers, a mathematical definition, nothing more. Anything you see on your screen is a visual representation of that path.
A stroke is a visual attribute that you can apply to a path. A stroke can have a defined width, color or a number ...
You can use the XML Editor to adjust the scaling and positioning of the arrow head, leaving the stroke width unchanged.
Open the XML Editor and find the svg:defs id
Expand the defs id, and locate the marker id, and expand that too, and you will find a path id.
Select the path ID, click on the Transform property. Type in a new scale value to adjust the size ...
Another method would be to use a Scatter brush instead of a Pattern brush.
Create your arrow head, select it and create new Scatter brush. Select "Rotation relative to path".
Select your path, apply Scatter brush to your stroke, then go to Appearance panel and add a new dashed stroke.
The good thing about Scatter brush is that they don't distort.
What you essentially need to do is separate the stroke from the fill. Then subtract the stroke from the fill.
You can do this by using the Object > Expand item in the menu then the Pathfinder Panel or Shape Builder Tool will allow you to cut the stroke from the fill.
Select the hand
Object > Expand (tick all options and hit OK)
Click the ...
There is a little known feature, in Illustrator, that allows you to do this non-destructively. That is without expanding and using pathfinder. This can bring some future flexibility to your designs. As a bonus its also less work and works inside effects.
First turn on transparency grid or put something behind your graphic. This ensures that you can observe ...
Assuming the yellow needs to be removed from the mountain.
Select the yellow and choose Object > Expand from the menu. This converts the strokes to shapes. Pathfinder doesn't work well with strokes, it needs shapes.
Once the strokes are expanded you should be able to use Pathfinder to subtract the yellow shapes from the mountain (or anything else).
If you require lots of segments, it might be easiest for you to use Illustrator's graph tool. This is essentially just a hollowed out pie chart, so you can place an elipse over a chart to create your graphic.
In your file we have two (or three) nested problems.
The first is related to the group: for a grouped object we see 0 px as stroke value:
Your icon is nested in a series of groups, and you have to hit Shift-Ctrl-G repeatedly until done:
The stroke width is 0 px again, and in this case is correct, because your path is composed by an outer and an inner ...
Add an anchor point to one of the line segments, say, the vertical segment, at a specific distance seen from the corner anchor point (p1), and then use the Direct Selection Tool (white arrow in the tool panel) to move the original corner point the same distance along the other line segment.
Then choose the Convert Anchor Point tool (Shift-C) and click on ...
There is a way to make variable width strokes using the Power Stroke path effect, however it doesn't seem to work properly with a closed path such as a circle (in Inkscape 0.92)
What you could do instead is Path > Stroke to path - then edit the nodes of the inner path.
Make a pattern brush like this from alternating 2 black filled rectangles, and 4 rectangles with no fill and no stroke.
Here's an example of the brush with settings, which I then applied to a path.
For the corner settings, make sure to select "Auto-Slice".
The "ellipse tool" is actually the "Ellipse Selection tool" in GIMP:
by using it you create a Selection on the image.
Selections in image drawing programs, including GIMP, are not part
of the visible image per se (they are indicated by the "marching ants" boundary,
but are invisible in any saved or exported version of the image) -
rather, selections ...
This may not be the most efficient method, but here is what I do:
Take the file into photoshop, fiddle with the levels and brightness-contrast to get a high contrast image.
Then make it black and white and maybe fiddle a little more with the contrast. Remove the background (the white), and save it as an image with transparency (e.g. png).
Then, in ...
There are several ways to do it.
Select the star shape and click Path > Object to Path
Add nodes by double clicking using the Edit Paths by Nodes Tool, and/or select a node/nodes where you want to cut.
In the tool bar along the top, hit the Break Path at Selected Nodes icon.
Click Path > Break Apart
Select the path you just cut, and move it away from the ...
Your example, the O, isn't a stroke with non-uniform width. It's a combined path. This is normal for how letters are constructed.
Draw 2 ellipses, fill only, no stroke, different sizes
Align the ellipses, bring the smaller to front, select both
Apply Path > Subtract. The result is a combined path. The parts can be recovered (not colors) with Path > Break ...
I am not sure at what point you are unable to apply the gradient. Here is a very short tutorial on how to apply a gradient to a stroke.
First create the gradient in the gradient panel
Once you're done picking the swatch colors you will want to save the gradient as a swatch.
Click on the "new swatch" button next to the trash icon and save that gradient as ...
Draw a horizontal line and set the arrowheads you like.
Scale the line until it has the thickness you need.
Duplicate the line and do Path > Stroke to Path
Ungroup. The two arrowheads are now separate objects.
Scale them down to the right size.
Select one arrowhead, do Objects > Object to Marker. Repeat with the other.
You can now select the properly ...
A little late to the party here, but here's the way I would do it
Object > Path >Offset Path
You can adjust the size of the offset (which is basically expansion of the path) and preview it to fine tune it.
Hope this helps future users!
tl;dr Interpolate paths
As a generalized case, this is a very interesting question, for which I have a reasonable answer. However, your specific example is further complicated by the fact that your desired resulting "path" requires multiple disconnected, intersecting sub-paths (one for the horizontal line, and one for the vertical line). ...