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Simply draw your paths then use the Width Tool: You can click-drag a stroke to alter its width in Illustrator CS5 or CS6.


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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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Let's say we have 2 shapes as on your picture (face + head). I make these two shapes overlapping with the face layer below the "head": I duplicate the head layer, Select 1 head and face layers and by Pathfinder operation Minus Back get this perfect match - Next: Let's say you should create long ray as you asked. I choose on Direct Selection Tool ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Smart guides (ctrl-u / cmd-u) can help, but they aren't always enough, especially on curves. Often it's best to overlapping path lines - if it's solid fill it might be better to just go underneath, and if it's empty outlines it might be better to just stop when you connect the line (like you would if drawing on paper: you wouldn't carefully draw over the ...


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Upgraded from a comment: It looks like an open path and the "strikeout" is an auto-attempt to close the path for the mask. Try converting the text to an outline (rather than a stroked path) before making the clipping mask?


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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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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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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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Just press "P" after you create a strand and it'll allow you to make a new one. Click, click, P, click, click, P...one hand on the mouse and one hand on the P key makes it pretty efficient.


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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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"with NO pen tool paths or anchors etc..." that is not possible. Off-hand I'd say select everything and click the Unite button on the Pathfinder Panel (Window > Pathfinder)


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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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Try to uncheck all of the other snapping options and check just the one you need. From the top menu: View » Snap to » Guides.


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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 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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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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So there's Lazy Nezumi Pro plugin for photoshop. But there's one gotcha: It's for windows only ...and I guess the other one would be that it costs real moneys. It used to be free years ago, but the free version is not around anymore as far as I know. Sketchbook pro has a built in Steady Stroke, which is essentially the same thing. I think it was ...


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There's couple different ways to achieve this. Select and lock (Object > Lock > Selection, Ctrl / Option+2) or hide (Object > Hide > Selection, Ctrl / Option+3) the existing path before drawing the second. Locking may be more useful than hiding, allowing you to still align the last anchor exactly over the existing path. Start drawing your ...


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Easiest method I use... click for the second anchor away from the other path, while holding the click depress the Space bar and drag the click where you want it to be. This will prevent the two paths from joining. You just have to click and move with the spacebar down. This is generally the fastest method since you don't need to lock or hide or ...


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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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