Make fill translucent but keep stroke opaque in Illustrator


How do I set the fill of a rectangle to be 50% opacity, but keep the stroke at full opacity? The transparency panel controls both fill and stroke. I want to set them independently.

8/20/2018 1:03:00 PM

Accepted Answer

or you can just go native way :D

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10/28/2011 7:24:00 AM

While I have no direct answer, I do have a work-around:

1)Select your shape, then go...

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2) This box will pop-up, make sure you have both fill and stroke checked off. Click OK. enter image description here

3) Right-click and ungroup your shape - -you should now be able to adjust fill and stroke* individually. enter image description here

*Your stroke isn't actually a stroke anymore, it is now a shape!