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Two strokes with the same stroke width (1 pt) show up as different sizes.

Community Beginner ,
Sep 16, 2020 Sep 16, 2020

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I have 2 shapes in my Illustrator file that both have the same stroke width (1 pt), but they are appearing as completely different stroke widths.

 

I started a new illustration and needed to start by copying & pasting an element from a different illustration to the new one. I had to scale the pasted graphic down to fit the artboard, so I selected "scale strokes & effects," which worked fine. But now, as I add new elements to the illustration and try to match the strokes and effects of the pasted element, the stroke width is completely messed up. 

 

1pt stroke on the pasted element looks fine. 1pt stroke on the new elements (even when using the eyedropper) are about 4x as thick. What is going on, and how to do I make the stroke widths match?

 

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Community Expert , Jun 28, 2022 Jun 28, 2022

seems that different brush difination, check the stroke brush type.. am sure they are different.

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Sep 16, 2020 Sep 16, 2020

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Is the zoom percentage the same in both documents?

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Jun 27, 2022 Jun 27, 2022

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I am having the same issue, did you ever find a fix for this?

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Jun 27, 2022 Jun 27, 2022

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THere are a number of reasons this could happen. Are you using an artbrush for hte thicker stroke? Is there more than one stroke applied to the path when you look in the Appearance panel?

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Jun 28, 2022 Jun 28, 2022

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1. Try to set the stroke of both objects as None and then set it 1 pt again.

2. Check the stroke properties: it might have the brush applied (Art brush or Calligraphic brush), or the Width profile. They can set their own dimensions.

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Jun 28, 2022 Jun 28, 2022

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seems that different brush difination, check the stroke brush type.. am sure they are different.

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Jun 30, 2022 Jun 30, 2022

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Ah I missed the brush. It was set to uniform, but changing the brush was the fix. Thank you!

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Mar 28, 2024 Mar 28, 2024

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Thank you so much! Your comment is constructive!

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