Distributing stroke weight along a path


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Distributing stroke weight along a path

Let's take a moment to talk about stroke weight inside of Illustrator. Now, as we know, one of the attributes that we can apply to a path is a stroke. So, for example, if I took, let's say, just a regular rectangle right here and added that to my artboard, I can specify a stroke weight of, say, about 20 point, for example. Now, we already know that the weight of a stroke refers to the thickness of the stroke itself. By default, the thickness of a stroke is consistent along the entire path, meaning that any point along this path the stroke weight is going to be 20 points. One of the new things about Illustrator CS5 is the ability to create something called variable-width strokes. Using that feature you can actually vary the weight of a stroke as it travels along a path.

However, for the most part, a stroke is actually going to be consistent along the entire length of the path. Now, I am going to zoom in just a little bit here on this rectangle itself, because you'll notice that...

Distributing stroke weight along a path
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Distributing stroke weight along a path provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator Insider Training: Rethinking the Essentials

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Design
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