Use a minimum and maximum value to randomize stroke width in Adobe Illustrator.

Just set the min and max stroke width’s you’d like to see, and for each object in your selection, Randomill will randomly choose a stroke width from that range and apply it to the object.

Use a step size to further dial in your result.

Adjusting the step size value can further narrow the range of stroke widths that might be randomly generated. For example, using a min of 0pt and max of 15pt with a step size of 5pt will ensure that randomly chosen values for the stroke width could only be between 0-15pt in increments of 5pts.

Decide how unstroked objects should be affected.

Use the ‘Only affect already stroked objects’ checkbox to ensure that new stroke widths are only applied to objects that have a stroke. Additionally, if Randomill decides a stroke value for an object should be 0, use the ‘Values of 0 should remove stroke’ checkbox to make those particular objects unstroked.

Works seamlessly with text objects.

Stroke width can also be randomized for point and area text, and can even be randomized within text objects on a per-paragraph, per-sentence, per-word, or per-character basis.

Applications and tips.

Stroke randomization in Adobe Illustrator can be used to create or augment many kinds of designs, or to add some depth to a group of objects to make them appear as if they were farther or closer to the viewer based on their stroke thickness. This stroke randomization script for Illustrator combines well with the color and scale randomization as well.

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