Variable Line Thickness


I’m looking for a way to have a curved line that gets thicker as it moves from left to right. Is this possible? If so, how do you do it?

I know that while using the Pen/Pencil tool, there is a thickness attribute in the Inspector but it applies to the entire path. That’s not what I’m looking for.

Sorry if this is a basic question, I’m new to the digital art world. Thanks!

EDIT: Added an image to show what I mean. The left side of the line is way thinner than the right.

Hi there!

To achieve the result that you need there are 2 ways:

  1. Draw the object that you need with a Pencil tool > Object > Vector > Edit path

  2. Create a mask with a Pen tool or by taking the steps described above and then apply it to another layer. This way your object won’t be limited to a color fill, you will be able to apply it to any image.

Here’s a screencast illustrating way 2.

Guess there is no easy way to do it other than just drawing out the shape. Thanks for showing me how to do a mask.

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