Working with width profiles


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Working with width profiles

Being able to modify the width of a stroke along a path using then a Width tool inside of Illustrator CS5 is incredibly powerful. However, even more amazing is the ability to save all those values as something called the Width Profile, which you can then easily apply to other shapes. Let's take a look at how that works. I'm going to use my Selection tool here to select just this part of the path, and I'm going to change the Stroke Weight to about 10 point. Now, I have a 10-point Stroke Weight applied evenly across the entire path, and maybe I want to have a little bit more of a different appearance, and instead of me using the Width tool to kind of dive in and make adjustments, I can come up here to the Control panel where it says Uniform.

If I click on this, it's telling me that right now Illustrator is applying a profile of uniform Stroke Weight across the entire path. Because I specify the Stroke Weight of 10, I basically have a 10-point Uniform stroke applied to the p...

Working with width profiles
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Working with width profiles 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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