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How can I change the color of a dashed line in Illustrator?


Question

I have a white line. When I switch from basic to dashed line 1.1, the line turns gray. Paintbucketing the line just makes it a basic line again. Based on all the settings I'm aware of, the line should be white, but it seems to arbitrarily change to a gray color when I choose any other type of line that isn't basic.

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The first shows a basic white line, and the second shows what happens when I switch from basic to dashed line 1.1. The second is a closeup of the dashed gray line in case it would have been hard to see otherwise.

2014/06/21
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6/21/2014 1:45:00 PM

Im not sure how you making dashlines/strokes , so here I'm writing here in detail so things get done easily.

I am going to draw out a circle on Illustrator. Of course yours doesn’t have to be a circle. Select the shape Now go to your STROKE panel and you should see settings. If you don’t see the STROKE panel in your document then go to WINDOW > STROKE and it should appear right away.

Now what you have to do is click on the DASHED LINE box and check it off. And then you can adjust the dash length and the gap length in the boxes. You can get really specific or just repeat the numbers.

Now if you want to edit this, you can. Go to OBJECTS > PATHS > OUTLINE STROKE. This will turn the stroke into an editable object with anchor points.

Now get the white arrow tool and select the area where you want to edit or remove.

Thanks , let me know if you need more help

2014/06/21
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6/21/2014 1:46:00 PM