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Using the rectangle tool how can I thicken the stroke?

Posted on 2004-11-24
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Last Modified: 2010-04-02


I am using a rectangle tool to simply draw a rectangle with rounded corners. All I want to do just now is get the outline of the rectangle to be thicker. Im sure this is dead easy but I'm a complete beginner.


Question by:pgilfeather
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yukele earned 1000 total points
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layer > layer style > stroke. In the window that open you can adjust the properties of your stroke.

You can also get the stroke window by right clicking on the shape in the layers palette > blending options, and clicking on "stroke" in the window that opens.

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Verbert earned 1000 total points
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First select the brush tool with the brush-width you want.
Then right-click with the pen tool on the shape and choose for 'Stroke Path'.
Select the brush in the dropdown list and press enter --> finito

Another solution is to right-click on the shape and make a selection of it.
Then go to Edit - Stroke. There you can choose the stroke you want!

Expert Comment

ID: 12695971
I forgot something in my previous message... don't forget to choose for a rounded brush.
That should give you a nice rounding at the corners.

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