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Use the pen tool, it does what you want as long as you click the corner point and do not attempt to drag the segment. Line tool can not make a polyline just individual lines. Though, its also no problem to click drag multiple times and join the lines with shapebuilder or ctrl + j afterward. It may seem like a extra step but given you often need to compose ...


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The graphic you posted could be done using a mouse (or, likely a Wacom) into a full on graphic editor, like Illustrator or Photoshop but it also could have been done much more cheaply on a phone or tablet and a stylus (or even a finger)! Even the free iOS Notes app can scribble text, though it's not as good as some of the ones you could find in the store. ...


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Nearly every profession out there is not what your average layman thinks it is. I do not envy your task. In this case drawing by hand is not a skill that is central to a graphics designer. Though it might be central to other designers such as industrial designers. But as a general rule you want to see the portfolio and choose based on that. It would be ...


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Hand drawing is not a basic skill any designer should have. I'd argue its quite the opposite. That's a specialist skill for illustrators. You need to discuss this with your staff and see what type of hand drawings they're looking for and ask them for samples of the quality. Then field candidates with a similar or better portfolio. Anecdote below I'll ...


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There's one trick about motion for drawing straight vertical lines which makes it easier: the drawing tool should be leaned on your ring finger and rests on the recces between your thumb and index finger while supported by middle finger and blocked with the thumb; the pinky is supporting the ring finger and index finger is not used at all. The palm top is ...


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If you struggle, don't do it. Rotate your paper instead. Draw all your lines at an angle you are comfortable with. I draw all my lines at roughly the same angle. I remember it being difficult doing this when I started, especially when working with a lot of line work, but it becomes second nature. A few pointers for drawing straight lines in general: Don't ...


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For this simplified style I would say that the distinguishing features are: uniform stroke length (near) primitive shapes rounded corners I would achieve this look by: creating my basic layout using primitive shapes rounding all of the corners the same number of pixels then, making all of the stroke widths the same next, outlining all of the strokes,...


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This is essentially how Illustrator draws in its default state. A few points that may help (or may not, it depends what you want to do): Use a consistent stroke weight throughout. Set your stroke caps and corners to round. Use geometric shapes. Set a meaningful grid and turn on "Snap to Grid" (View → Snap to Grid). Use bold solid colors and a ...


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A few months ago, I tried a tutorial (costs $) that helped me learn how create this style of illustration. This was at a point where I was still learning the basic Illustrator tools and how they function. The tutorial spent a lot of time on the process of developing a concept and collecting reference images. Also, some of the techniques used weren’t ...


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You should be able to do that by changing the brush definition to basic. It will work with Videoscribe for sure.


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No, no such software exists. Indeed if a computer program could decompose a image with this kind of accuracy that would mean millions if not hundreds of millions losing their job. This is smack in the middle of artificial intelligence land. Also this would devalue the drawing skill to a point where whats the point of doing it. I mean computers can not even ...



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