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

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How to use the line tool to draw a continuous line with corners in Illustrator?

I'm trying to create a box with a lot of corners in it but it would be helpful if I could make the corners without having a break in the lines. Is there a way to draw lines continuously without any ...
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How to flood fill shapes made with line segment tool on Adobe Illustrator CC

How do I flood fill like the paint bucket in Microsoft Paint? I've tried selecting a group of line segments -> object -> live paint -> make. But it changes the weight of the lines to all the same. I ...
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Are there any tutorials on how to emulate MBE's style?

I'm trying my hand at emulating MBE's style of designing these cute character/icons in order to progress my understanding of illustrator. That being said, I suck at it and was wondering if anyone has ...
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How can I morph an image to appear “flat” when wrapped on a bottle? [duplicate]

I want to create an image, say of an eye, and morph it so that when I print it it may not look clear/correct, but when I wrap it around a bottle and observe it at it's center point, it takes the shape ...
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How to create a two-color, dashed line in Inkscape

How can I draw a two-color, dashed line in Inkscape? The only possibility I see is to draw a colored/transparent line.
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How are these swirly, line frames made?

I love and have always been mystified by this kind of swirly design. After +10yrs working as a graphic designer, I still can't wrap my head around how those are done. Geometric curved design in ...
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Line patterns on a well-known surface

I have the following geometric surface: with a well-known parametric equation: x(u,v) = u^2-v^2 y(u,v) = 2*u*v z(u,v)= v Now what I'm trying to do is to use the shape of this surface, ...
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Graphical differences between Photoshop and Paint Tool Sai

Me and my friend were discussing about Paint Tool Sai and Photoshop. About the lining systems. He claims that when you make a line using a drawing tablet, Paint Tool Sai calculates the path and draws ...
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CorelDraw - end line at the circle edge

I have a round (circled) area and on it a few lines that end on the end of the circle. As you can see the line doesn't end in the shape of the circle. I made a square around the circle and erased the ...
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Fixed line thickness for scanned, traced drawings in Illustrator

Context: So I drew some logos in black pen on paper and scanned them in order to make vector images. I traced the outlines (b&w) which worked great. My original, hand drawn lines look a bit shaky ...
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Illustrator: how to reproduce font line art

I am interested to find a proper way of reproducing the below font line art example. What I've tried: Using the Type tool, I've created the letter "S", right click >create outlines (I guess that ...
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Trouble with closing pen tool lines in Illustrator for vector illustration

I’ve had experience with drawing in Photoshop, but never tried vector artwork in Illustrator before. I drew this illustration using separate pen tool lines for the majority of the outlines (her ...
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Illustrator - Convert path to lots of little lines [duplicate]

I have a complex text logo that is made up of paths and fonts. I have to give the logo to a PCB (circuit board) manufacturer in a DXF format with no curved paths or arcs as his software can not open ...
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Illustrator: how to reproduce line art

I am interested to find a proper way of reproducing the below line art example. What I've tried: -I've created two layers with paralel lines with different widths using Blend/make option. -Using the ...
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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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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 ...