1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 8, 2013 2:39 PM by groove25

    Hard endings on round paths?

    algro3 Level 1

      It seems like impossible to create a nice round path.

      Example image 1 -> consist of one horizontal path and an arc path.

      The arc looks too strong even though they have both the same stroke strengths(2px).

      I tried a lot of advanced settings in (edit stroke) but the result was never satisfying.

      The 2nd image is much better (made in illustrator, pixel preview on)


      When you go bigger with a stroke strength of 4px, the edges even have a round ending. (Example image 3).

      In illustrator(pixel preview)(Example image 4) it looks much better.


      How can I improve at least the stroke ends in fireworks?

      Please don't mention any technical stuff eg. how anti-alias works and how the screen and program handels stuff.

      I'm interested in solutions or approaches, if there are any.

      Thanks a lot for help.


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        • 1. Re: Hard endings on round paths?
          groove25 Level 4

          To affect stroke endings, you can change the stroke's shape or tip within the Edit Stroke dialog—under Shape, select Square instead of the default Ellipse.


          You may not like the results though; especially for thicker strokes, it can affect the contour of curves. On the other hand, it might work fine. Also, you've probably noticed that you can make all sorts of adjustments within the Edit Stroke dialog, and the results will be rendered live on the canvas to a selected stroke. This can help you to find the right settings, if there are any to be found.