I'm a longtime Illustrator user and have a general query on Skewing Paths...
Essentially this is to do with creating logotypes, see below - the issue is when I skew a path with a stroke the end points 'tilt round' or stay as they were - to get round this i must outline the Path forst, which is fine, but makes editing post skewing alot harder....
I appreciate this might be somewhat esoteric - but any tips would be greatly appreciated
Thanks in advance
Esoteric questions are the best kind. There's no wrong answer. ;-)
It's not as precise, but you could Effect->Outline Stroke and then Effect->Distort & Transform->Free Distort
Alternately - Effect->Outline Stroke and then Object->Envelope Distort->make with mesh... 1x1, skew as usual.
Many thanks Jesseham,
The second option works:
Effect->Outline Stroke and then Object->Envelope Distort->make with mesh... 1x1, skew as usual.
but it's really only another way what I normally do
Object > Path > Outline Stroke
As when the mesh is expanded - it just becomes outlines... Still it's something new to me as I havent use the mesh before!
I really appreciate the feedback
Probably I'm a bit muzzy at the moment, but am I the only one who says that example 2 inside the initial post shows just an atypical behaviour when it comes to skewing/shearing stroked paths?
No workaround, like using meshes or symbols, should be necessary here.
am I the only one who says that example 2 inside the initial post shows just an atypical behaviour when it comes to skewing/shearing stroked paths?
Skewing doesn't affect the caps of open stroked paths. Never has done.
I think we would have hellish trouble on our hands if it did.
How would we go about un-skewing it again if it had been, say, manually rotated or otherwise edited?
Since we're talking about letter forms here (and logotype, at that), I hope you realize that skewing a stroked path versus skewing an unstroked filled path (or a Symbol Instance containing just open stroked paths) does not result in the same thickness of the vertical stems:
This is one reason why italic (or even oblique) versions of typefaces are not merely skewed versions of the regulars.
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