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You could simply use the Spiral Tool..... when drawing with the Spiral Tool, tapping the up and down arrows on the keyboard will increase/decrease the amount of arcs as you drag, and holding down the Command/Ctrl key while you drag will allow you to adjust how tight the spiral is. Then use the Width Tool to add some dimension to the path: In the end ...


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That happened because you connected the two vertical lines, giving an extreme small angle, resulting in a very pointy tip. You could change the corner appearance in the stroke palette (e.g. round) to adress this. But you really only need to connect them if you want to draw a shape.


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I'd like to note two things. First, you want to watch your width when you're dealing with shapes. Something that tapers and swells smoothly and consistently will look a lot better. Also, I find when I'm trying to draw smooth curves that I draw them better if I set the curve handles in a way that they flow from one into the next. Let me illustrate with a ...


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There's a trick... it's not an open path. It's a closed path with 3 sides outside the canvas. By making 3 sides fall off the canvas, their edges aren't seen, the path is closed and you can then apply layer styles to it.


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A similar approach can be taken in Photoshop, but here is one solution done in Illustrator: 1) Draw rectangle 2) Select rectangle > Effect > Stylize > Rounded Corners > ~10px 3) Select Direction Arrow (a) > Grab top right corner of rectangle holding shift to keep structure and create your desired angle 4) Select rectangle > Object ...


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Go to brush panel, Select Shape Dynamics, Select Fade as the Control type of Size Jitter.By increasing the length of the Fade you can control the how quickly it transitions from thickest to thinnest point. Having this approximate the length of the line you are stroking will likely yield best results. Additionally the Minimum Diameter can be set to ensure ...


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Illustrator ships with several nice brushes. If you choose Open Brush Library > Artistic > Artistic_ChalkCharcoalPencil from the Brush Panel menu, several pencil-like brushes will load. From there, using a brush to draw whatever it is you want and applying one of the brushes should give you a pencil-like line. If you are working with existing shapes, you ...


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Not entirely. When it comes to both of these tools (pen to less extent) as depressed they leave not only thinner, but also lighter trace. That can't be easily simulated in Ill. Other aspects however are more or less achievable. As for pencil/pen simulation, I'd go for calligraphic brush sensitive to pressure (I assume you've got access to pressure ...


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With a lot of practice and a great deal of care, you can probably get that hand-sketched look in Illustrator using the pencil tool and brushes, but that's an arduous way to go about it. It's not what Illustrator was made for, so you're fighting the tool rather than making it work for you. What's fast is to draw by hand on paper, scan, and import into ...


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Start off with a layer with "solid box" ( It helps if all the sides you don't want to turn into wavey lines, are at the edges of the document. ) Then go do Filter > Distort > Wave Important parts in the filter options: Number of generators: 1 Type: Sine You can go nuts with the other sliders. End result:


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If you undo while in the middle of drawing a path, you can click the last point in the path to let Photoshop know that you want to continue drawing the same path. This also keeps it on the same layer. Also, if you set the Pen tool to Shape, it will keep drawing on the same layer (but the path won't be connected unless you click on the point you want to ...


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You can use the Direct Selection Tool to select and move anchor points around: If you'd like to add or remove points from the path, you can use the Add/Delete Anchor Point tools


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One way to make it is to construct every line from curves with Pen tool. I'd say a good approach is to start with a traditional pen-and-paper sketch, showing which parts of the lines are thick or thin, and then duplicating it in vector form in Illustrator. Someone handy with a pressure sensitive tablet should be able to reproduce good weighed lines with ...


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Your question is a bit confusing since you link to a video using Photoshop, not Illustrator. However, to temporarily use the Selection tool in Illustrator just hold down the Command key on the Mac or Ctrl key on Windows. So... Pen Tool, click, click, Command key-click, release Command key, click, click, Command-key-click, etc. Another option is to use the ...


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create a square add second one to the same path transform smaller square and angle it after add to the same shape 2 circles add 2 additional points with pen tool move anchor points subtract top circle the result repeat the same for right side


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Illustrator's anti-aliasing can be troublesome at times. In situations like this I've found it best to simply add a new object behind things that is the same, solid, color of the object above. In your case, I'd add a new "teal" colored shape behind all the existing "teal" colored shapes. This will cause Illustrator to anti-alias to a "teal", rather than ...


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If you have Adobe Illustrator and all you need are rectangles, you can simply use a dashed stroke with a large stroke weight.... If you need one rectangle, as AndroidHustle suggests, simply untick the "Dashed Line" option. Then to edit the rectangles, choose Object > Expand. Then copy this in Illustrator, switch to Photoshop and Paste as a Shape Layer. ...


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I've just been reading good blog post that touches on this: http://philippaberrysmith.wordpress.com/2011/08/23/advanced-pen-tool-illustrator/ It's worth a read but here are a couple highlights: Work in one direction (i.e clockwise OR anti-clockwise) don’t change directions mid-drawing. Keep the handles of your curves pointing in the direction you are ...


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Like you I wanted to know how to perform tracing best. Initially it was because I failed in tracing in MS Paint many years ago. I studied bezzier curves and from this point I should say you cannot solve every curve by logic, instead you will get some "inner feeling" where to place an anchor point. Most frequently I don't place an anchor on heels, but place ...


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If the file is still open, follow OghmaOsiris' answer. If the file was closed and/or undo is not available, use the *Direct Selection Tool * (White arrow) to click the section of path you do not want, and then tap the Delete key. Only that section should be removed. You can then use the pen tool to click one of the end anchors and continue drawing the ...


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Undo the last click (Ctrl+Z for Windows, Command+z for Mac) and with the Pen tool selected, hover over the last node you created and it should change to a '/'. When you click the node you'll be adding on to the path you created. I also suggest changing your fill color to transparent until you've completed the path so you can see your sketch underneath ...


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There are a lot of ways of doing it but the first tool or idea that came into my mind is using the pen tool. ![First, you have to grab your pen tool and draw the one shape like this (apparently I suck with the pen tool as well so you might wanna tweak yours a bit more).Create a new layer then fill this with any color. Then add your gradient to it. Select ...


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If you are trying to save the shape for further manipulation, all you need to do is name the path in the Path window so it won't get overwritten when you create another shape. If you don't see your Paths window go to Window > Path to show it. To create a shape with the pen tool from the start, make sure the Shape Layer icon is selected.


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You have to merge the two paths to make a selection. Duplicate Path 1 (drag & drop to the Create New Path button; this will be Path 3). Next, select Path 2 and copy & paste it to Path 3. Now, you will have each in one path. If you look at the thumbnail of the path, you will see in white, which area will be selected. After you copied them to a ...


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You will have to use the Polygonal Lasso to make a selection (like I assume you did for your sample image). Either that or connect the two paths to make a shape, then convert the shape to a selection. Independent paths simply don't work in a way which would allow you to select something between them with some automated method.


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Tap the u key for the Shape Tool Tap the p key for the Pen Tool These shortcuts are displayed next to the tool in the tool flyouts. EDIT: Custom shapes are created with the pen or shape tools. If you mean you want to choose "Define a Custom Shape" from the menu using a shortcut, then choose Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts and set a custom shortcut for the ...


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It's pretty difficult to make heads or tales of your image. The general procedure to remove a section of a path is as follows.... Deselect all Command/Ctrl+Shift+A Select the Direct Selection Tool (the White Arrow) a Click the section of the path you want to remove hit the Delete key The Pathfinder operation are for shapes, not anchors or paths, but full ...


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Photoshop does not support open vector paths. Your issue is most likely due to an open path and upon output Photoshop fills the open path creating the semi-circle. You need to draw closed shapes in Photoshop, or stroke an open path and use pixels. There's no method I'm aware of to use open paths in Photoshop, everything must be closed.


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Do this make a new file: file size should be of your rectanlge size and fill it will all blac(or any color) go to edit and click define new brush draw a path adjust brush settings(spacing) so each brush is away from each other as much as you want. you could also make them rotate to the flow of the path. then go to path panel while path selected, not vector ...


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The best way I know to do this is via DrawScribe, a plug in from www.astutegraphics.com. While you can use the Width Tool within Illustrator to manually adjust, add, or remove, width markers you have to do this on a one-at-a-time basis which can chew up time. Drawscribe allows you to draw path, then alter it's setting via commands after it's drawn. I'd ...



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