Creating variable-width strokes


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Creating variable-width strokes

In Illustrator, I can apply a stroke that has a certain thickness to it. We refer to that thickness as the Stroke Weight. In fact, in this example right here on this object, I can see that this object has a stroke weight set to 1 point. I'm actually going to increase that stroke weight to about 10 points, because I want to go over to some interesting new features that were added to Illustrator CS5. You see for the first time, we have the ability to modify the weight of a stroke as it travels along a path.

Right now, I have a 10-point stroke that's applied across the entire path. However, there is a new tool now here, called the Width tool, which appears inside of the Tools panel. I'm going to click on that and move my cursor over to the shape. I'm actually going to press Command+ Spacebar or Ctrl+Spacebar and zoom in a bit closer so we can see exactly what's happening here. You see, this path itself has some anchor points. Those anchor points define the shape of the pat...

Creating variable-width strokes
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Creating variable-width strokes provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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