I'm trying to follow this tutorial (beginner) http://vector.tutsplus.com/tutorials/tools-tips/quick-tip-create-a-set -of-glowing-buttons-in-adobe-illustrator/ and I don't know how to get the stroke around the blue circle, to be on the outside rather than in the middle? It should say "Stroke---(square with blue)---7 pt---Outside" in Apperance, but mine doesn't say Outside.
Any help people could give me would be great. From what I can tell, none of the current forums answer this specific question and I've searched around online too.
Inside and Outside only work on closed paths (because an open path doesn’t have an inside or an outside).
Doesn't matter. An open path still has a direction. This feature should have been designed to work on open paths as well as closed paths. Just another half-baked feature.
Sorry James, I don’t follow.
Think of a U-shaped path. How do you define its inside or outside?
O.k. you can give it a fill like a two-dimensional mug of beer, so I suppose the fill is on the inside of the object, or so to speak.
But what about a wavy path? Its fill would be on both sides. An ineffiecient container for flat beer and difficult to say which side is its in- or outside.
I fail to see how the path’s direction could have anything to do with it.
Nice one Bob :-)
To my way of thinking the paths should look like this:
The one on the left has a normal centred stroke.
The one in the middle has its path aligned to the outside. It doubles back on itself and goes round the ends of the path. Hence its apparent double thickness.
The one on the right has its stroke aligned to the inside. It doesn’t show because it is ‘inside’ the path.