CreativePro Tip of the Week: Making Dotted Lines in Illustrator

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Need to make a dotted line in Illustrator? It’s not obvious how to do it. One way is to turn on the Dashed Line option in the the Stroke panel.

make dotted line Illustrator

Then set the Cap to rounded, the Dash value to zero, and the gap to double the stroke width.

make dotted line Illustrator


Posted on: December 7, 2017

Mike Rankin

Mike is the Editor in Chief of, InDesign Magazine, and He is also the author of several video training series, including Font Management Essential Training, InDesign FX, and InDesign CC: Interactive Document Fundamentals.

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