4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 2, 2010 12:15 AM by Mylenium

    Taper brush on complex lines (tapered river effect)

    Carta Dave

      I am trying to create a taper effect for rivers and streams on a few maps I’m creating. I’ve figured out how to create a custom tapered brush but when I apply the new brush to my line work I get odd looking lines. The new tapered fill does not exactly follow the shape of the line; instead it cuts across from one line bend to the other.

      Below is a screen shot example of what I’m talking about. The top image is the line I used to create my taper brush (it’s about 1pt thick from one end to 2/3 of the way across where it then narrows down to a single point. The bottom image is my original river line with no taper and the middle image is the same line after taper brush has been applied.

      Any idea what I may be doing wrong, or what I need to do to get a smooth even taper on lines this complex?

      Thanks,

      Dave

      Screen shot 2010-01-30 at 8.11.25 AM[1].png