I'm using Illustrator CS5 - I've been trying to figure out a way to slant the ends of the lines all at once, or to create them to begin with. I've searched for a method to do this until my eyes gave out (including youtube how to's). What I've been doing is creating the lines, drawing guides, expanding the lines, then dragging each endcap anchor point to intersect with the guide and this is taking a bit longer than I would like. Is there a quicker way to get the lines in the top image to look like those in the bottom image? specifically the slant on the endcaps?
I did find it odd, that Illustrator did not have "slant" endcap choice, as they do with rounded, miter, etc. But I'm sure there is a good reason for it, I'm just not Illustrator savy enough to know it. Thanks for the example, it was really interesting but it sounds like it's something I'm nowhere near mastering.
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