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Questions about drawing, the art of representing objects or forms on a surface using lines. Ask anything related to creating and perfecting drawings and illustrations.

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How to create “lichtenstein” hair strokes quickly?

Is there an easy and fast way to create strokes like shown in the image? I think about drawing one white stroke on a black shape and use some effect and/or some sort of transformation?
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How can I digitize a hand made logo without Photoshop?

I'm graduating from High School, and I am in charge of designing the representative logo of my classroom. I made this logo, and I want to digitize it, I want to play with the colors and make it more ...
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How can I trace an image (footage), from frame to frame, on a separate layer?

I want to trace over each frame in some footage, that is not drawing on the original layer of the footage. How can I achieve this in Adobe AE? I am sure I can do this in Photoshop, but is there a way ...
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Reduce line thickness in B&W line drawing using Photoshop

I'm a photographer and have Photoshop CC but don't know enough about using it for drawing to answer a question my wife asked me. I only subscribe to the photographer plan so have no Creative Suite ...
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How can I best make iPad mini + PC = graphic pen tablet?

I have an iPad mini. My home and work laptops are Windows, and my phone is Android. I would like to use the iPad in a way as close to a monitor graphics tablet - like Cintiq - as possible. I ...
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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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What software can i use to make hand drawn visuals for Word/Powerpoint?

What software can I use for creating handwritten notes/visuals/graphs to put into Word or Powerpoint docs? I don't want to use live trace in Illustrator because I don't think I need something so ...
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Levels of hand drawing

I'm in HR and was given the task to define levels for some design related skills. This is for use in performance evaluation sessions. One of the categories is "hand drawing", a basic skill any ...
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What is the biomechanical motion to draw a straight vertical line?

To draw a straight horizontal line I basically pin my elbow and then move across the page from left to right. Easy. I can hit my marks consistently and everything is good. Vertical lines however I ...
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Best practices for that evenly weighted line look [closed]

I know it's a stupid enough question, but I'd like to hear from people about their approach to creating an evenly weighted line design like you see on basically half of dribbble these days. You know ...
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Is there a software that can show me how to draw objects from my images?

I am looking for a program that can take an arbitrary image and show a step-by-step guide how to draw objects from it. I mean a guide like this: Does such program exist? Is this even possible? ...
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How do I individually separate the shapes on this sandal design?

I have made the outline for a shoe and i wish to separate the top tongue rectangle from the sole of the shoe. I am not sure how to individually separate each intersection of 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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Vectorize a Photoshop file in Illustrator?

Can you create something in Photoshop, save it, open it in Illustrator, and convert it to a vector? I haven't tried any other things, but I'm trying to make a logo and I'm comfortable with Photoshop, ...
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How to add points to an approximated spline in xfig?

I want to add points to an approximated spline in Xfig (Anyone familiar with Xfig?). However, no matter where I click, I don't seem to be able to do that. I'm able to add points using the "add points" ...
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Trying to realise my goal (a new way of thinking) [closed]

I'm trying to find the fastest way, to draw on a high-end level. I am decent in Photoshop, but find myself using a lot of time with details and cleaning up my drawing. So I started to research and I ...
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Software that simulates a wooden drawing doll?

I am learning to draw figures, and a wooden doll (pictured below) is a lot of help. But I'm having issues keeping a specific angle in regards to the doll. Even a little shift in position can make the ...
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Make a letter thinner with Inkscape

I have different logos I have to redraw. I use Inkscape. I find a letter that is similar than the original. But the original has thinner lines. If I Path > Object to Path, this converts the line of ...
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Stuck in drawing using rectangular tool in illustrator

I want to draw a rectangle just like the size of the black background there, but it come out just like the white rectangle shown there. Even I have draw the white rectangle start from the top edge of ...
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Changing compound path into normal path in scanned drawing

I would like to change some shapes in the drawing which I scanned, saved as png, and then opened in Illustrator. Some strokes are connected in a compound path. If I select it and then go Object - ...
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Software recommendation for converting pencil drawings [duplicate]

My staff already use AutoCAD, SketchUp and Illustrator. I am looking for software to convert simple pencil sketches into drawings. These drawings will later be given to staff for full CAD conversions....
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Star tool not working properly in Illustrator

I can't make proper stars. I've been playing with the Star Tool by pressing keys like CTRL + Arrow buttons, CTRL + ALT. And suddenly I got my Star Tool broken. What I have: How it should be: The ...
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Software for simple sketching in 3D

I'm a web developer new to the world of 3D and its software but becoming interested post-discovery of WebGL and the amazing Three.js library. Recently I saw an exhibition of Alexander Calder's wire "...
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Drawing smoother lines in Photoshop CS2

I've seen people draw in Adobe Photoshop, however unlike my sketchy lines, theirs come out a lot smoother and I mean a lot. I was just wondering how to do this and if its a system thing rather then a ...
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How to modify corner radius on rounded rectangle in Photoshop?

I develop puzzle game and I want to create grid with smooth edges like this image: How can I make rounded rectangle with corner inside it (the radius with negative sign)? OR Anyone can help me with ...
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Why should i draw? [closed]

I am a 9th grade student and i am very good at drawing poses, characters, enviroments... I can even compare some of my work to 12th grade students. Next year I am thinking of going to a programming ...
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How did Jony Ive draw the curved lines along the edge of this pen so evenly spaced together?

Along the edge of the pen case there are three curved lines very close together. Was this done by hand?
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How to draw art like Dropbox?

I know some methods. 1st: I can draw it on a paper and then trace it in Illustrator. 2nd: I can draw it with pen tablet. Maybe anyone knows other methods?
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How do I draw horizontal/vertical straight line in GIMP?

you can consider me new to GIMP. I've tried by holding Shift key, can draw straight line but I want a straight horizontal/vertical line. So, How can I draw straight vertical/horizontal line?
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How to draw a precise angle with pen tool in Photoshop?

Is it possible to draw a precise angle with the pen tool in Adobe Photoshop CS6? By using Shift key it is easy to draw 45° or 90° but I need for example 37.45°.
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How to select and delete a specific region in PS [closed]

I am having an issue selecting the region between the black lines. The grill area has two colors (gray & black). I want to remove the gray area between the black lines without removing or ...
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What's the best method and strategy to learn to draw from the imagination? [closed]

I'm pretty good at drawing anything I see. Given enough time, I can do a photorealistic rendering. But I cannot draw anything from the mind. So what is the best method and strategy to learn to draw ...
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illustrator brush path to pen path

I need to convert brush path to pen path. I need the path not the outline of the brush stroke. So "expand appearance" or "create outline" is not a solution for me. This is for a project with ...
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How to expand a paper texture from a photo across a wider resolution than the original photo?

I have a photo that I'd like to turn into a wallpaper: I'm pretty new to Photoshop, so I wasn't able to stack up the paper texture in a clean way. Is there a way to make this paper texture repeat in ...
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Gimp - jagged pencil and brush strokes [SOLVED]

I am using Gimp 2.8.14 on Ubuntu 14.04 and a Wacom tablet (Intuos 3 6x8). My problem is that I cannot make a smooth stroke even when I check the Smooth stroke in the Tool Options panel. When I do ...
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How strong lighting should I have in a studio where I work with only paper and pen?

I have a studio where I never use a computer. I only work with paper and pencils. How strong lighting (how many Lux) should I aim for if only using ceiling lights (LED at 6000K)? Is 1000 Lux enough? ...
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From a CAD model to an Illustration drawing. How to?

I am trying to draw the best illustration I can for a user manual. I have a CAD drawing in .STP and I would like to get some simple illustations in .AI or .EPS or .SVG I tried to export the ...
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Drawing trees from above

I'm working on an animation background which involves a high angle shot of a forest. I searched on internet to hunt some references for the trees and other foliage from such an angle. I could only ...
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How do I use the paint brush with a fill in illustrator?

I'm watching the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cljS0rL5-Ko . The video's author uses the paint brush tool with a fill and a stroke to draw the character. Every time I try to draw with a ...
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An orthographic projection has the same front and top view

I came across while reading on third angle orthographic projections. The object has the exact same front and top view - both views are trapeziums of exact shape and size (As shown in the image). Also ...
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How to get one's creative juices flowing again? [duplicate]

I wanted to post this in case anyone else is going through what I am experiencing. I haven't done a lot of artwork in the past few years. I was trying to get back into a grove. But, I found that I was ...
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What is a good software package for technical drawings with shading?

I am a web developer so I am a coder normally not a designer. I have Illustrator on my PC and I have a lot of technical drawings to do for fencing that my client sells such as this one Now this is a ...
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How can I improve my handwriting ability?

I really like writing encouraging letters to my friends every so often. Writing them by hand makes them feel a lot more personal, but I am always hesitant to do so because my handwriting has always ...
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Split an image with a zig-zag in Illustrator?

I've been trying for the last 3 nights to halve a simple vector image of a padlock I had drawn following a tutorial. My headache is: I don't want to simple divide it right at the middle, I want to ...
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How to draw sugar with a pencil

How can I draw sugar with a pencil to get a realistic look? I tried it like this (it's not ready yet): Is it better to use stripes/dots or is there a better way?
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Drawing Area turned white [closed]

The drawing area in illustrator turned white -- I do not mean the art board. How do I change it back to gray?
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Illustrator: How to draw circles at control points?

I drew a polygon using the pen tool. Now I'd like to draw small circles (illustrating vertices) at the polygon control points.
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How to draw lotus in sacred geometry

Could someone explain how one draws the lotus symbol found in sacred geometry EG the around the chakra symbols found in Hinduism. Is there a process as with the seed of life?
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Is it possibe to extract coordinates for shapes drawn in any graphics manipulation software? [closed]

Is there a way of extracting coordinates of shaped which are drawn in a given graphics manipulations software? Here I give a very basic example. Image I draw a rectangle in a Paint (it can be any ...
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Name of drawing with smooth solid high-contrast shapes

What is the common style name of drawings that consist of smooth solid high-contrast shapes with minimal number of details and minimal number of colors used? Samples: