I thought I described that in the video Scott?
I will point out to iRoss that if you choose the one pth with two stroke method that it is only good if you have a white background as the second path is white and has to be opaque.
That means if you place it over a section of a map that is say gray the white will show.
So if you need the space between the two dashed lines to be transparent theen thge brush method is the way to go.
Didn’t watch the video.
the knock out group is interesting and I had forgotten about it since has been posted at least two times before.
But Ifound out that it is not necessary to use black as the second top fill in order for this to work it can be any color including white and you can set the second fill to any opacity as well and you get this effect.
Hey guys, thanks for your help. All the information was very helpful. Wade, good video!
I think that we are all pleased you found our input helpful.
I had the same question, and came here looking for the answer, but couldn't find it.
And, sadly Wade's video doesn't appear to be available anymore.
But I found this great tutorial on how to do this—
It was a little tricky in application, since the Ai interface has changed a little and I'm not super familiar with Illustrator in the first place, but it all worked out perfectly in the end.
Check it out!!!
Here's an excerpt from the article, Just in case that ever disappears from the web:
by Mordy Golding:
1. Draw a path with a Fill set to none and a Stroke set to black. Set its weight to 6pt and apply a simple dash setting. I used a dash of 6 and a gap of 4.
2. From the Appearance panel flyout menu, choose Add New Stroke.
3. Keep the stroke black and change its weight to 4pt. Turn off the Dash setting for this stroke and choose the Projecting Cap option in the Stroke panel. This will ensure that the ends of the stroke appear without artifacts of the dash beneath it.
4. Change the opacity of the top-most stroke to 0%.
It’s important to remember that we can’t apply the knockout group to one attribute (as it won’t do anything), so we need to make sure that we apply it to the entire object. So the following step is important:
5. Click on the word “Path” in the Appearance panel. This ensures that you’ve targeted the entire path object and not just one of its stroke attributes.
6. Turn on Knockout Group in the Transparency panel. You’ll actually need to click on this option TWICE: the first time sets the object to the neutral setting, and the second time will turn the knockout setting on.
The result will be a stroke that appears to have a double stitch. The top-most stroke knocks out the bottom one, giving you true transparency in between.