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Scaling line weight on brushes

Feb 5, 2013 10:37 PM

I'm using Illustrator CS6, and want to scale an object that has a brush applied to it without scaling the line weights in the brush. I've been able to somewhat do that by Expanding the object with the brush applied, but then of course it no longer has a brush applied to the object. Is it possible to scale an object without changing the stroke weights in the brush?

 

This is what I have now when I scale, the line weight of the brush scales when I scale the line weight of the line the brush is applied to:

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What I want is to be able to scale the line weight of the line the brush is applied to, but not the line weight of the brush itself.

 
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    Feb 6, 2013 3:18 AM   in reply to jay fresno

    Jay,

     

    As I (mis)understand it, the long answer is no.

     

    You might consider creating a copy, then expanding and changing the stroke weight of the copy; at least this will leave you with the option of continuing the work on the original instead of having it destroyed.

     
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    Feb 6, 2013 5:36 AM   in reply to jay fresno

    Under special circumstances you might get this to work, but it has some disadvantages and won't work with this special brush.

     

    Brush paths (stroke color: white). Note that the dashes are actually single lines.

     

    http://vektorgarten.de/img/tut/naht-brushshape.png

     

    apply to paths

     

    then target layer and apply stroke solor and wieght to layer

     

    http://vektorgarten.de/img/tut/naht-ebene.png

     

    result will unfortunately always include a stroke for the original path as well, so not suitable in this case, but maybe in other cases

     

    http://vektorgarten.de/img/tut/naht-ergebnis.png

     
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    Feb 6, 2013 1:45 PM   in reply to jay fresno

    There are some other workarounds, but it should be an option right inside the brush definition dialogs to dictate if stroke weights will scale or not.

     
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