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Hello,

 

is it possible to convert a simple spline path (painted with a thick brush) in an area / shape .. with the size of the brush?

 

Thanks for the Help

 

 

 

 

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It should be noted that the 'Expand Stroke' feature needs some work, as it currently produces far too many nodes. You can improve the results a little by repeated use of the 'Smooth curve' button on the Action toolbar.

 

Slightly off topic, I would be interested to learn how you achieved that sharp corner in the middle of your shape. As you can see from the circled part of the attached screenshot, I got a rounded corner when I tried to draw the same shape.

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I may be missing something, but if all you want is to convert the path from a brush to one with a regular stroke, why not just change its style in the Stroke Studio panel from a 'texture line style' (the last icon that looks like a brush) to a solid line style (the second icon that looks like a diagonal line)? You can then set the stroke thickness to whatever you want.


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Alfred, try this - increase the value of this setting

 

Thanks. Changing the "Gehrung" setting ("Mitre" in UK English or "Miter" in US English) has the desired effect. :)


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I may be missing something, but ...

 

I think what you're missing is that the OP wanted to convert the path to

 

an area / shape .. with the size of the brush


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But doesn't changing the width of the stroke effectively create an area of that size? I am not sure why it has to be a filled shape.


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I'm not sure, either! I guess it all depends on what the OP wants to do with it. :)


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