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How do you create a border around a line in Vector Persona?

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Goal:  I am trying to create a thick line with many curves, but I need the entire line to have the same width and a border.

 

In the Vector persona, when you create a shape, such as a square, you can then adjust the border width around the shape.

Is it possible to create a line (same width throughout+many curves) and then create a border around that complex line (with the line being the actual shape)?

 

I tried using the Pencil Tool, which created a thick line with many curves and consistent width throughout, but then I can't add a border because the line itself is the border.

I even tried using the subtract/divide tools to create an outline of the line and then add a border around that, but that didn't work.

 

What would work is if I could use the circle shape to draw the line (the width of the circle keeping the width of the line consistent).  Then I would be able to add the border to that shape.

 

Does anyone know how this could be done?

 

 

 

 

 

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47 minutes ago, Affinity100 said:

I tried using the Pencil Tool, which created a thick line with many curves and consistent width throughout, but then I can't add a border because the line itself is the border.

No, the line would be (or have) a Stroke. And an object can have multiple strokes, if you apply them using the Appearance panel.

Your line could also have a border ("outline")  via a Layer Effect, but many Layer Effects cause rasterization upon export. I'm not sure if that one would, or not.


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I drew a line with the Pencil Tool and added another stroke in the Appearance Studio, but that new stroke inside the original line ends like a box with two corners (not rounded like the original line).  Is there a way to create a duplicate line inside the original line so that the border on the outside matches the curves of the original line perfectly?

Also, is there a way to draw with the shapes?  Would probably be easier that way cause then I could just draw a line with a circle and add the border to that line/shape.

 

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3 hours ago, Affinity100 said:

Does anyone know how this could be done?

Draw your shape. Select pencil, adjust to thickness desired. Draw shape. Change to Fx studio and select outline. Choose a colour and add. Adjust as desired.

 

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12 hours ago, Affinity100 said:

I drew a line with the Pencil Tool and added another stroke in the Appearance Studio, but that new stroke inside the original line ends like a box with two corners (not rounded like the original line). 

You have control over the line ending of each stroke based on the Cap setting you choose for the stroke:
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