1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 5, 2012 6:58 PM by emil emil RSS

    Newbie question regarding the width between 2 strokes.

    P_Wright Community Member

      Imagine a circle made with two strokes that are about 20pt apart.  How would I go about changing this width yet keep the shape intact. 

       

      Thanks very much.

        • 1. Re: Newbie question regarding the width between 2 strokes.
          emil emil Community Member

          You are talking about the preview bounds of the shape. Select each stroke in the Appearance panel and in the Stroke panel next to Align Stroke, click the appropriate button, hold mouse over each button to see the names. I guess you want to set the alignment for the inner stroke to Outside  and the outer stroke to Inside. However this will shrink the preview boundaries of the shape with half the width of the current strokes. To compensate you may need to change  the size of the shape and offset of the second stroke with the same amount. Then when you chage the with of the two strokes the shape will stay the same and  only the 20pt gap will shrink.