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The Non-Designer’s Illustrator Book by John Tollett, Robin Williams

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7. The Width Tool

The Width tool enables you to turn ordinary, single-weight paths into variable-width strokes. You can adjust the stroke width, slide the thick or thin part of a stroke along its path to reposition it, and you can create subtle or sudden changes in a stroke’s width.

To summarize, it’s easier than ever before to create flowing, variable width curves, and easier than ever to modify them.

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Go wild with the Width tool

The following tasks introduce the Width tool basics that enable you to create almost any variable weight stroke. As you learn how to control stroke weights with the Width tool, try not to think about the advanced alien ...

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