How do I make an incomplete circle stroke for a donut chart?


I'm trying to emulate this type of stroke:

chart examples

So far, I've only been able to pen over the stroke and try to Minus it off (though I'm a rookie and still don't understand the whole pathfinder tool completely), but it's tedious and I'm not that great at it.


5/15/2014 10:09:00 PM

Accepted Answer

Related, if not duplicate: Different color strokes in Illustrator (the gummi worms)

Easiest way for me is just with a gradient on the stroke... set the middle stops to be in the same location.

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Benefits of this method is you simply change the gradient to move the sections. There's no need to reconfigure a brush or cut out new shapes if you need different sized segments.

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It's also easy to use multiple colors....

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4/13/2017 12:46:00 PM

If you require lots of segments, it might be easiest for you to use Illustrator's graph tool. This is essentially just a hollowed out pie chart, so you can place an elipse over a chart to create your graphic.

Illustrator pie chart

Circle over pie chart in Illustrator