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Convert multiple lines at once (width profile tool/Breitenprofil)

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Is there a way to use the width profile tool (ger.: Breitenprofil) on several lines at the same time so that, for example, when I draw spikes I don't have to click and convert each line individually?

 

Thank you so far for the answer

 

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Convert multiple lines at once (width profile tool/Breitenprofil)

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Is there a way to use the width profile tool (ger.: Breitenprofil) on several lines at the same time so that, for example, when I draw spikes I don't have to click and convert each line individually?

 

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do you mean width tool or width profile in Stroke panel?

1. If profile, it's not a problem at all, you select all the lines and set the needed profile (in your example, Width Profile 4).

2. If tool, it works with one point a time, so you can't change several lines together. But you can make the needed profile on one line and add it to the profile list in Stroke panel, and then see point 1 🙂

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Thanks so far!

 

Yeah I mean the width profile in Stroke panel. Do you mean creating an own type of a line?

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Ok. To apply the same width profile in Stroke panel, just select all needed lines and choose the profile. 

 

And yes, you can create your own profile: select a line, edit its width by Width Tool and click "Add To Profiles" button at the bottom of the profile list. You will be able to use it even in other AI projects.

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Hey Anna,

if I select several lines, the width profile in the stroke panel cannot be activated. That is the basic problem.

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Do we use different AI versions? Mine is the latest, but tonight I can check AI19 for this option

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I use the same version (I think!?) but when I mark several lines I can't activate the profiles. I works only one by one (which is pretty annoying by the time;).aaaa_pic.png

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I can't say anything because there is no stroke controls on this screenshot 🙂

Show please the one with Stroke panel open or with Control panel (Window > Control) or with Stroke section of Properties panel open.

 

UPD: looking more carefully, I see that you use a Width Tool, not Stroke Width Profile. Yes, as I said before, the tool works with one line a time.

Using general Move tool (the black arrow in Tools panel), open any Stroke control (see up) and there you will find there a Profiles list (like on my screenshots) and choose the needed profile.

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I don't find it. The only profile Im able to find is the one in the picture (maybe we have different versions?)aaaa_pic_2.pngaaaa_pic_3.png

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yes, you can use this section.

for more handy process try this:

- using black arrow (Selection tool), select all the needed lines.

- do not use Width tool. Go to Window > Stroke and in its bottom find the Profiles list. Choose the needed one.

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Finally!!!! 😄 😄 😄 A BiG BiG Thank you! In the german version which I use its not in the stroke section but under "contour". But it has the same shortcut! A Big THANKS, you helped me saving 45 min of work at more or less every illustation!

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Great! 🙂

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