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Chapter 15. STROKES > Modifying Caps and Joins

Modifying Caps and Joins

If you have an open path, you will want to consider the appearance of the cap or the end of the path. If you have a stroke with corner points, you will want to consider the appearance of the join or the point where the line segments meet.

To apply a cap to a stroke:

1.
Select an open path that has a Basic stroke applied to it.

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If you cannot see the differences in the cap styles, trying zooming in or increasing the stroke width.

2.
Choose the cap style as follows 10:

Figure 10. Click the icons for the three Cap styles.


  • Butt ends the stroke with a straight line that stops exactly on the endpoint of the path 11.

    Figure 11. The three Cap styles applied to open paths. The endpoints are indicated by square white dots.


  • Round ends the stroke with a half-circle that extends past the endpoint of the path 11.

  • Square ends the stroke with a square that extends past the endpoint of the path 11.


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