One of the issues I'm trying to tackle is this:
When a river forms the border between two regions, the river line and border line overlap. This makes it hard to visualize them in such a way they're both easily visible.
I've come up with two ways to fix this:
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On the left side I've created an offset border to one side of the river, using the following steps:
- Object -> Path -> Offset Path, making sure the offset distance is such that the "extra" bit is about the same width as an original border
- Object -> Expand
- Remove the short ends so you get just the 2 parallel lines
- Remove the offset line on one side
- Remove the original line
A bit time consuming, but a very elegant result imho.
On the right side I've tried something else:
- Change my border style to have 2 strokes, the bottom one being wider but transparent.
- Make sure the river is on top of the border there and wide enough to cover the red line of the border
Easier to do, it seems, but I'm not liking the end result that much. Maybe if I tweak the color and width a bit more.
Any thoughts or suggestions? Especially suggestions on how to make this easier are very welcome
Oh, and I'm only now seeing that Frankfort is a state capital and should be underlined... And I'm zoomed way in so the raster backdrop is pixellated.
Edited by Hans van der Maarel, 06 January 2012 - 03:38 AM.