Questions about visualising an idea or concept with the use of lines: clearly defined edges and outlines of objects.

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Inkscape: how to draw cased lines, or filled shapes with strokes that have their own fill

How to create a circle or any other shape whose perimeter line is cased? That is the stroke has it's own interior fill and bounding line in addition to the shape having fill? I can simulate it by ...
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Illustrator stroke throwing spacing off?

I am trying to create simple lines that are horizontally evenly space. I don't think it's so much the stroke. I tried using the align panel and distribute spacing horizontally, but it's not working? ...
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smoother lines in adobe photoshop cs2

I've seen people draw in adobe however unlike my sketchy lines, theirs come out a lot smoother and I mean a lot. I was just wondering how to do this is its a system thing rather then a skills thing. ...
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How was this image designed?

I've just came across a image with a peculiar effect. I'm not sure how they have hidden the original image in the lines(or layer perhaps?) There has been no visible changes in color nor in the ...
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Changing colour of a line in photoshop

When I draw a rectangle shape in Photoshop it has colour properties. But when I draw a line it has no colour properties and just uses currently selected colour. I want to change the colours of lines ...
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best way to remove some lines and keep some closed objects in illustrator?

I'm making a graphic in illustrator CS2 and want to remove some parts of the image. How i want the image to be: I have currently four layers. Layer 1 have the circle in it Layer 2, layer 3 ...
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Drawing warped text on an three dimensional object

Im trying to figure out how to realistically draw text so it looks like its on a page of an open book from a 45 degree perspective. the page would obviously be rounded toward the spine. Im thinking ...
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AI incorrectly grouping paths

I am very new to Adobe Illustrator and am attempting to make a logo. For some reason it seems like the program is linking items together that I do NOT want linked. I cannot ungroup them, and when I ...
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How to change the arrowhead size in coreldraw?

I was just adding arrowheads to a line in corldraw x6, and i realized that the arrowheads are too big for the concept i'm working on. But i cannot change the size of the arrowheads. if i try to scale ...
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Draw a curve between two set of lines

Is there an easy way in photoshop to draw the white letters in the blue letters like below? At first thought I thought it was a new layer with the letters made smaller, but it is not the way to do ...
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Why are my strokes showing up black, with no colour selected?

All of my strokes are coming with a random black 1pt stroke that I can't edit or get rid of. I can change the colour of the 'outer' stroke, which is technically the same line. That shouldn't be ...
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How to get the outline of a thick line in Illustrator CC

I have perhaps a silly question. If I have a line, very thick, say 70 pt, and I wanted to use the outline of this line rather than its actual path for vinyl cutting, what can I do to change this? I ...
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Matching Two Different Paths

I have two separate paths. I want to match the pink tongue to the black mouth outline as perfectly as possible. Is there a better way to do this without manually moving all the vector points by hand? ...
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Get blank image when placing an .ai file into InDesign CC

I have a simple line-art logo I created in Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 from outlining text with a solid color and a cropped in the artboard to the logo's size. (1x1inch) When I place it into a new ...
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Can not save out or print a file without loosing part of the design

I have a file that was built by another designer. Part of the file has a jack o lantern with thick black lines. I see the thick lines just as they should be on my screen in illustrator yet no matter ...
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Deleting lines after fill in Illustrator CC

I'm new to Illustrator. always used flash for painting any vectors. drawing a shape. A lightening bolt, with lines,they over lap at the ends. how to delete the ends that hang over? and Or the whole ...
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How to set a minimum width of 1mm for my shape in illustrator (Laser cut)

Hi I have my logo here It’s a shape which I want to use for making some small rubber pieces. So I will use a laser to cut the outlines. The problem is that the laser accuracy is about 1mm, so the ...
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adobe illustrator - linework and paintbucket on different layers

I would like to have my brush strokes on one layer and coloring done by live paint bucket on another layer. When I select the strokes and make a live paint group to color with everything, strokes and ...
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How to achieve layered line art effect?

Wondering if there is an easy way to achieve a layered line effect as seen here: Or does this have to be manually drawn using the pen tool? Essentially I'm wondering if there is a tool in ...
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converting a colored vector eps to coloring page single line art

I am very new to illustrator (or design at least).. I am not sure if there is an easy way to do this. I have several colored vector eps files that I would like to convert them to black and white ...
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Techniques and suggestions for drawing clearly visible lines

I am looking for how to draw visible lines by using pen tablets, I know that vector applications such as illustrator draw visible lines (strokes) but I don't find it as comfortable as drawing in ...
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Faded Colour Code Calculation

I know multiple programs that calculate colours based on a percentage. I really love when colours are displayed this way as they seem to fade in a non-luminous dull way that is really indicative of a ...
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Fading line using gradient tool in Photoshop CS6

I have a vertical line to fade from both the sides that is Top and Bottom. My try: I have followed these steps: Step 1. Own layer for line. Step 2. Added Layer Mask to the layer. Step 3. Selected ...
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How can I change a die line color?

I have a flat die line image in jpg format ready to go to the machine for cutting, but the machine accepts only a red pattern to cut through and the current image has a pattern in blue. I have tried ...
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Create hatching in Inkscape?

How can I create hatching in Inkscape? I want to create plain hatching like you would find in an engineering drawing. (I am not interested in "artistic" hatching like the "rough" hatching Inkscape has ...
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How do I straighten a curved line in Illustrator and maintain its length?

How would I take this line and straighten it in illustrator without losing any of its length (Like if you held pulled a thread tight by both ends.)
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How do I turn gray and white pixels on black lineart into a transparent gradiant?

I'm hoping my question is a simple one, as I'm strapped for time. To put it simply, the lineart looks great from afar, and I plan on adding color to it in a layer under. But unfortunately, due to a ...
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Brush stroke a path with thin-thick-thin in Photoshop

So i know I can use brush simulate a brush stroke from thin-thick-thin and thick to thin with the fade option . Is there a way to simulate a brush stroke so the path will have thick end points ...
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Inkscape; how do I add end markers for two lines that are combined?

I've been creating a diagram on folic acid metabolic pathways in mammals and I have two lines I've grouped together, that I'd like to give end markers to but for some reason only one of these two ...
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Automatically joining multiple line segments in Illustrator

I have pst-solides3d generated an ellipse. For some reason, the ellipse does not appear to be a single path in Illustrator, but rather multiple disjoint line segments. See below. I have exaggerated ...
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How do I prepare a scanned pencil sketch for coloring in Photoshop?

I want to color sketches in Photoshop, but when I prepared the sketch (using Levels, Hue, and other modifications) to turn it into workable line art, some details were missing. I think it depends on ...
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Which software can produce drafting scale line diagrams

Which software can be used to draw lines at exact measurements? I am looking for a tool which could be used for example to draw a top down view of the turning circle for a car. The drawing would ...
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I need help with making the lines sharper in a drawing

As the title says, I need help with making the lines sharper in a drawing my friend drew. He asked me if I can make the lines better, and I have tried going over it with the brush tool but it's going ...
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Illustrator CC - Creating a good outline

I'm having trouble finding the best way to create an outline of an object. To be more specific I have a photograph of a car and I would like to create a smooth outline of the chassis so that the ...
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Curve-to-straight joining problem

Consider this ... Notice three joins are very good, but one is not so good. My question: in fact, is the problem shown in fact precisely an example of THE FOLLOWING type of problem, and solution: ...
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Tips for how to make tangled lines?

I'm looking to make something along this type of line design, but every time I try, it ends up looking very bad: messy instead of designery, uneven coverage, etc etc. I typically go for very geometric ...
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parallel alignment

I had to do this in powerpoint but I'm wondering if there is an alternative program that does this well?I wanted to create a diagonal grid style of lines. It's actually a description of an alternative ...
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How do I improve the visual design of my scientific schematic figures?

When writing a manuscript, I generally feel like my plots follow a good balance of visibility and informational portrayal. Once in a awhile, I need to create a figure where something is shown ...
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How can I get a general line from a bunch of sketch lines?

I made this line work in Manga Studio, and transferred it to Photoshop CS6. I tried the pen tool, but it just doesn't look as good as I would've hoped. Are there any better ways to go about getting ...
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Applying Clipping Mask Function to Illustrator Lines

I'm an architecture student looking to add more of an artsy touch to my floor plans. Traditionally, the plans are exported as vector lines from the arch program I use, which I take into Illustrator to ...
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Not completely horizontal lines in Illustrator

I made horizontal-supposed lines using line tool and holding Shift key. But it seems like my lines are not completely horizontal. I am attaching the capture of what I see. This becomes more obvious ...
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How can I make this lettering/typographic shape better?

I made this effect in Illustrator using the line tool, Zig Zag tool and then expanding the line to a path. I want the top line of the 'E' to join perfectly with the line in the 't'. I have almost ...
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How can I change the color of a dashed line in Illustrator?

I have a white line. When I switch from basic to dashed line 1.1, the line turns gray. Paintbucketing the line just makes it a basic line again. Based on all the settings I'm aware of, the line should ...
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Is there a way to turn a photograph into a line-art sketch vector?

Can anyone tell me how to get this kind of vector line drawing from a photo? I'm beginner and can't find any answer. Thanks in advance :)
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How to draw a woman in line art style in Illustrator?

I'm an AI newbie. I've been asked to make the word "TV" in line art with the T as a woman crossing arms. What's the best way to achieve this in Illustrator? I started creating it with the ...
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Join line and edge of circle

In Inkscape, what would be the best way to join the two nodes highlighted in red below? One is an end of the line, the other is the leftmost point on a circle (the horizontal line goes through the ...
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How can i draw this shape using rounded rectangle tool

Hi, i want to draw this shape but using rounded rectangle tool. Do you have any idea?
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Specific name of “line in taxicab geometry” art style wanted

I've always been trying to look for the name of a specific art style that consists of many lines traversing in a grid, like in a taxicab geometry. An example would be this picture, an image from a ...
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How to make a curved pattern line in Photoshop [duplicate]

I'm not really sure what else to call it, but my goal basically is to create various locations on a map and have them connect with a curved progress bar-like line. Like this: I'm familiar with the ...
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How can I reduce compression artifacts in dark areas with Photoshop?

Using Photoshop I have converted a photograph into a sketch/line drawing, I achieved this in photoshop by: Making image greyscale Duplicating image then inverting it Applying a color(colour) dodge ...