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can't align a stroke to inside

Apr 11, 2012 2:30 AM

Hi,

 

I 've created a shape (Rectangle) , Applied a rounded corners, expand appearance, and a linear gradient.

 

After that i added a stroke in the appearance panel (2pt wide), filled it with white and when I wanted to align this stroke to inside

 

I can't.  The options "Align Stroke to inside" "Align Stroke to Outside" are greyed out .

 

 

What's wrong ?

 

 

Thank you

 
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    Apr 11, 2012 3:49 AM   in reply to kililio

    It may be an open path although it looks like a closed path. Aligning strokes inside or outside does only work on closed paths.

     
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    Apr 11, 2012 5:14 AM   in reply to kililio

    You can easily achieve it with a custom width profile in version CS5

     
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    Apr 11, 2012 5:55 AM   in reply to kililio

    Hi Kililio

     

    If your shape is using brushes you cannot select align inside or outside (just to center). Also if you have a custom width profile you cannot select that align options too. But using width profiles (or the Width Tool) you could achieve the result you want..as Monika mentioned.

     

    Best Regards

    Gustavo.

     
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    Apr 11, 2012 10:27 AM   in reply to kililio

    Following your steps, I suspect you added a stroke at the group level. At the group level your option will be greyed out. Yo need to ungroup after your expand appearance.

     

    Screen shot 2012-04-11 at 12.22.22 PM.png

    Screen shot 2012-04-11 at 12.23.50 PM.png

    Try using the appearance panel often, there are many very important features there.

     
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