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How to change line width after it is drawn?

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Nov 13, 2017 Nov 13, 2017

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Hello,

I started a project hand drawn, using the brush tool at size 3, and then somehow didn't catch that some frames are drawn with brush size 4.

I can't find anything in the program that allows me to select frame and change brush width.

Please help!

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LEGEND , Nov 14, 2017 Nov 14, 2017

You can't ex post facto change the thickness of brush strokes, because brush strokes are converted to outlines when they're drawn. From that point it's just a shape as far as Animate is concerned. If you want to draw strokes that you can change the thickness of, use the pen, pencil, or paintbrush tools.

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Nov 14, 2017 Nov 14, 2017

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If these are normal paths you've laid down, you will need to select all the objects and then adjust the stroke value. Use the selection tool to choose them all.

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Nov 14, 2017 Nov 14, 2017

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When I select everything I want to change, I don't see an option for input to adjust the stroke value and I couldn't find anything in the tabs / modify tab either

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You can't ex post facto change the thickness of brush strokes, because brush strokes are converted to outlines when they're drawn. From that point it's just a shape as far as Animate is concerned. If you want to draw strokes that you can change the thickness of, use the pen, pencil, or paintbrush tools.

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Nov 15, 2017 Nov 15, 2017

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Ah yes - I was thinking the new paint brush tool!

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Nov 14, 2017 Nov 14, 2017

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If you were using the regular brush, your lines are just regular fills. So you can't automatically change the width.

One emergency fix you can try is to:

- Get the Ink Bottle Tool (S);

- Set its stroke height to 2;

- Click on each of your brush strokes at size 4;

- Select all these clicked fills along with their added strokes;

- Go to Modify > Shape > Convert Lines to Fills;

- Select the strokes converted to fills using the Selection Tool (V);

- Delete these converted strokes.

You should now have brush strokes with similar sizes.

Alternatively, you can do all the previous steps with the brush strokes at size 3. But instead of deleting them, you are going to leave them with the same color used originally by each brush stroke.

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Nov 21, 2022 Nov 21, 2022

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thank you bro. weird though

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Nov 21, 2022 Nov 21, 2022

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Another tip: control/adjust/change fill and stroke on Adobe Animate CC by using the primitive tool (e.g. Oval Primitive Tool) instead of the tool (e.g. Oval Tool).

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