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Changing stroke color mid path

Jan 29, 2013 11:18 PM

Hey guys!

   Quick question, if I wanted to change an objects stroke (outline) color for just part of the object, what would be the best way to go about that. Pro tip: Paint bucket tool in photoshop != the best way... it gets all pixely.

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    Jan 30, 2013 2:11 AM   in reply to Christ-Guard

    You would have to create an Art Brush. There's a few tutorials out there that explain how to create gradinet strokes based on blends from a time before CS6 when AI couldn't do it natively. Otehrwise you can always cut up your path or convert it to outlines by expanding and then apply different colors...



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    Jan 30, 2013 2:29 AM   in reply to Christ-Guard



    I think (or thought) the newest version offered the option of a gradient along the path.


    With that you should be able to create and use a gradient as follows using four stops (the  squares under the Gradient Slider):


    1) Set two stops with the starting colour at 0% and at 50% (or wherever you want the change),

    2) Set two stops with the ending colour at 50% (or wherever, right on top of the other) and at 100%.


    Without that, you can simply create the Art Brush from two horizontal(ly) abutted rectangles.

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    Jan 30, 2013 5:36 PM   in reply to Christ-Guard

    Use a temporary path to mark where the color breaks should occur. Then use the Live Paint tool to apply different colors:




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