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How to use width tool on calligraphy brush stroke CS6

Mar 21, 2013 11:29 AM

Tags: #illustrator #brush #tool #cs6 #width #calligraphy

Hi there,

 

i have created a stroke with a calligraphy brush. Now i want to make the stroke a bit thinner at some points of the path.

 

It could be easily done with the width tool but it doesn't work directly on the stroke.

 

Is there a way to convert the stroke so the thickness of the stroke will be kept at the other points?

 

 

 

Thank you in advance!

 
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    Mar 21, 2013 11:33 AM   in reply to PS-D:

    Select the stroke and try using Object>Expand.

     
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    Mar 21, 2013 12:30 PM   in reply to PS-D:

    You can take an art brush instead and use the Width tool.

     

    Currently, it simply does not work with calligraphic brushes.

     
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    Mar 21, 2013 12:47 PM   in reply to PS-D:

    The plugin WidthScribe does that: you can use the Wacom to draw your path, works like the calligraphy brush, but instead it creates a stoke with width points. You can then use other tools the plugin offers or just the width tool and edit the stroke width.

     
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    Mar 25, 2013 6:16 PM   in reply to PS-D:

    Sorry for misleading you ... for this you'll need another plugin, which is DrawScribe. It contains the Dynamic Sketch Tool.

     

    BTW: nice drawings.

     
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    Mar 26, 2013 8:35 AM   in reply to PS-D:

    You mean with the plugin?

     

    It should work. Have you opened  Window > DrawScribe > Dynamic Sketch?

     

    The panel has some interesting options. You can input for instance the highest and lowest stroke width. Maybe the difference is too low at the moment to see a result. You also need to set the input parameters, for instance the pen pressure.

     

    Bildschirmfoto 2013-03-26 um 16.34.53.png

     
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