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5. Drawing with Pen and Pencil > Customize strokes with the Stroke panel

Customize strokes with the Stroke panel

The Stroke panel provides essential controls and options for customizing strokes on both closed and open paths.

Task 16 Use the Stroke panel to customize paths

1 To open the Strokes panel, do one of the following:

• Click the word “Stroke” in the Control panel.

• Choose Window > Stroke.

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• If the Stroke panel is docked in the vertical dock on the side of your workspace (with other panels), click its icon.

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2 Draw an open path, similar to the one below. Select the path, and use the Stroke panel to make the settings in the following steps.

3 Select a stroke “Weight”: Choose a line thickness from the “Weight” pop-up menu, or type a number in the value field.

4 Choose a “Cap” style: This setting determines how the end point of a stroke is drawn. The buttons, left to right, are “Butt Cap,” “Round Cap,” and “Projecting Cap.”


  

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