When working with Adobe Illustrator, you will find yourself using strokes all the time.
Strokes (or lines) are a great way to add an extra layer of detail to a project, so knowing how to work with strokes is very important.
In this mini tutorial, we will cover the basics of adding a stroke and changing the width of a stroke in Illustrator.
Here’s how to do it:
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- Open your Illustrator project file
- Select or create a trace or a traced object
- Open the Stroke panel (Window > Stroke), and adjust the weight of the stroke up or down as desired
- In the tools panel (on the left), select the Width tool (shortcut W).
- With the stroke highlighted in the document window (main work area), click and drag any point along the stroke to increase or decrease only a section of the stroke thickness.