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Triple Rose
train tracks
on Feb 2, 2007 at 5:59:56 pm

Is there a way to make instant train tracks out of a simple line in Illustrator? I'm using a Mac with CS 11.0.0. Colleagues remember a brush for this in old versions, but I can't find one, even though it might be staring me in the face.

Sorry if the question is too basic for this forum.


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Mike Gondek
Re: train tracks
on Feb 2, 2007 at 10:44:23 pm

I believe there used to be a graphic style in AI, but I always support creating your own artwork, or else everyone will have an Ilustrator out of the same.

Draw a line
in appearance choose add new stroke and create the following in this order top to bottom

brown 15 point dashed (12 point in dashed line on strokes palette)
white 15 point stroke
silver 20 poitn stroke
brown 15 point dashed (12 point in dashed line on strokes palette)
fill none




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Triple Rose
Re: train tracks
on Feb 3, 2007 at 12:06:38 am

Thanks so much for the great tip. I hadn't used appearance before.


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Mike Gondek
Re: train tracks
on Feb 5, 2007 at 10:43:59 pm

Appearance is to Illustrator what layers are to Photoshop. Hopefully I have converted another appearance palette addict.


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