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Contour Line Thickness w/ Pen Tool

Contour Line Thickness w/ Pen Tool

Contour Line Thickness w/ Pen Tool


I am using Adobe Illustrator CS3 and i am trying to take an outline of and image and adjust the line thickness at certain parts of the line.  When i try and adjust the stroke at a certain part it adjusts the stroke for the entire outline.

Ex. At the top of the line the stroke thinner, and in the shadows the stroke becomes thicker.

I hope this is descriptive enough!



RE: Contour Line Thickness w/ Pen Tool

The ability to do this was added to CS5. In prior versions you have to Object > Path > Outline Stroke and manipulate the resulting points. I've found that a quick and dirty solution is to remove fill colors,  convert to outlines and unite, ungroup and release compound paths on the result, then re-color and scale the inner shape in a way that creates the appearance of an irregular stroke.

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RE: Contour Line Thickness w/ Pen Tool

thanks i will give that a try i appreciate your help!

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