Questions tagged [line-art]

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

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Why no vertical lines in tables?

Some publisher styles (APA, Chicago, SVMono Springer, …) require that tables contain no vertical lines (“unless [the lines] indicate the structure of the data” for Chicago). Why such a generic and ...
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What is the easiest way to do shading for a vector drawing in Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop?

I am doing artistic reconstructions of several animal species for a research project. I am making the drawings using vector illustration in Illustrator. I want to be able to reuse these illustrations ...
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What is this illustration style?

I notice it's common in sticker art It's chararcteristics are solid strokes, contouring lines and solid shading. It almost, but not quite, looks like newspaper style type ornaments that consist of ...
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What is this design element called?

On some illustrations, you will see an ornate underline beneath text, with curlicues: What is the technical name for this design element?
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Can't figure out how to turn a double line image into one line on Inkscape [duplicate]

I am new to Inkscape and I bought lots of files to be able to cut on my laser machine, but all the files (png) I got so far has double lines when I transform them into vector. All of them has a fill ...
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How to insert new nodes to lines automatically at intersections

This video shows a way to make what I want: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TctsEGXENhw It starts from a big outline of capital letter T and a bunch of parallel lines: The T is used only as a ...
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How to frame text like the logo design of the 1968 olympic games in Inkscape?

I want to have a header on a cover design of a cover I am making, that looks like the logo below. The problem arises when I want a lot of these outer lines. My method so far is to make each line ...
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How can I create this optical illusion where letters are made with diagonal lines slightly altered from those of the background?

How can I create this optical illusion in Illustrator or other programs? Original: My attempt:
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Properties Panel Not Showing in Illustrator

Hoping that someone can help. When working in Illustrator, the Properties panel just stopped working: Whether I have a line or text selected, Properties stays 'closed' and does not open. I've also ...
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How to join two lines created by curvature pen tool

I am trying to use curvature pen tool to draw shapes, but unable to draw further lines on this shape with curvature tool. how to join curvature pen tool line with another pen tool line in illustrator??...
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engraving lines effect

I want to turn a face image into lines for CNC carving. Sample image: I tried the same effect with Photoshop's Halftone Screen in Bitmap image mode: The result has far too much hard angles. For CNC ...
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how to create a dotted line at a specific location in photoshop

I created this: As you can see there is a fine line in this picture that is slightly darker than the rest (this will indicate the folding line in the end). I created it by making a rectangle with the ...
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Illustrator diagonal lines into straight lines

I have these diagonal lines in my artboard which I want to make vertical lines. The horizonal lines are easy to make vertical but how can I make the diagonal lines also vertical? I tried several ...
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How can I make this effect with lines in Illustrator?

I tried scale and shear, but dont know how to smake this effect
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How to retain smooth curves in Medibang Paint Pro?

Medibang is the program that I use for drawing the most. So there is a problem that got me worried. When I draw curves, Medibang somehow coverts it into straight lines, with no tools on. I tried ...
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Automatic spline fitting software

Is there a (free) software for fitting splines to line graphics? For example, I would like to sketch something on my android tablet or scan sketch and then place some nodes at the shape, and afterward,...
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How can I create a halftone using rough lines?

Does anyone know if is there an effect to make something like the following images with photoshop? I thought it was halftone lines but this lines aren't straight.
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Joining 2 Paths in Adobe Illustrator

I am not 100% sure how to word this question being new (very novice getting to grips with the terms) to Adobe Illustrator so going to give it a shot - it might be a duplicate - as I don't know exactly ...
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What techniques or tools are used to create this kind of line art?

I like this style of line art: It looks fairly straightforward to make in Illustrator, but I notice that the lines have a subtle imperfection that makes it look more natural. They aren't uniform in ...
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Keeping quality of bitmap illustrations for web/print

I draw illustrations by hand on paper, scan in and then wish to use as artwork or edit further. One way I've done so way to trace hand drawn work using the pen tool in Illustrator, creating vector ...
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How do I vary pen intensity more with my Wacom pen in Photoshop?

I have a Wacom Intuos with a Wacom pro pen with 4096 levels of sensitivity. I've always had trouble making my lines' intensity vary. What am I missing here? I know there's supposed to be a graph where ...
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Getting weird results when image traced using line art

I tried to make a monoline text effect from a text by rasterizing it first and then image tracing using line art preset. But I am getting weird results as shown in the images. How can I fix this issue ...
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Crayon Line Style in Adobe Illustrator

I am trying to imitate this line style in Adobe Illustrator: Unfortunately I am not really able to reproduce it. What I came up with so far is using a brush for the Stroke and a Width Profile. While ...
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Unable to create curves in Indesign

I am new to Adobe Indesign, and I am currently using the 2019 version. So, I want to create a text on a curve line like this. The Methodology I used I tried to create this line by using 2 anchor ...
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How to optimize a linegraphic from screenshot for publishing?

I would need some guidance on how to proceed. I use a technical program that produces line graphs with text in it, similar to this figure: https://imgur.com/0ftzYYN However, it cannot print them out....
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How to make sharp corners on a line in Adobe Illustrator?

I am making a logo with Illustrator. I made an outline with the default stroke - no fill black stroke. But, the corners have a square end cap. How do I make the end caps sharp so they are a point?
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Remove white background for in GIMP with calligraphy scan

I scanned a calligraphy using color mode thinking I would capture more details, which I did along with much noise. Now, I would like to remove the background (white) and make it transparent. While ...
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Tool to snap point to point in Adobe Illustrator?

Wondering if this exists in Illustrator. A tool that allows you to select an anchor point of an object and snap/move it on-top of another point. I cant think of how to do this and there doesn't seem ...
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Replicated sketched lines in Illustrator

How do I replicate these analogues created circular lines? they have a randomly variying strengths and gaps within. I am not talking about in between two circles but the line of any given circle
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Options for controlling rendering of thin lines in PDFs?

Background: When rasterizing vector graphic images (such as PDFs), there are two common options for rendering thin lines: (1) treat them like any other elements, so they might become invisible at low ...
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Need feedback - Can the composition/colors of this design be fixed if something is lacking or is not a better fit?

My boss didn't find it (images are at bottom) perfect. Although he couldn't explain it specifically, but he gave an hint about light / color tone / background and sky related problems. After talking a ...
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Illustrator: How to trim of the edges of a line such that the line is aligned with the boundaries of a rectangel

How can I cut of the parts of the black line inside the red rings such that the line is aligned with the boundaries of the green-blue rectangel? The black line consists of 2 line segments with no ...
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Adobe Illustrator: How can I change the profile of a dashed stroke?

How can I change the profile of a dashed stroke? Here's a little swatch to show what I mean: On top is a copy of #2, with the Dashed Line option selected. In the middle is a simple horizontal line (...
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How to create dashed lines/arrows in Illustrator

I'm looking for help on how to create the dashed lines and arrows in the example below. In this example you can see the arrows, which follow a curved path, yet, the stripes remain in perfect "...
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How can I randomize color across available fill regions? [duplicate]

I'm trying to apply a random colors from a palette of colors to the resulting fill-able regions. I'll first explain where I am and then what I'm trying. I previously asked about how to split a ...
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How can I split a complicated line into different fill-able groups?

I'm working with Adobe Illustrator for the first time, and I'm coming across something that I think it can do, but I can't find the right Google-words to find it. Ok, first, here's an image to show ...
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Smooth line-only pen drawing in Inkscape

Using pen and paper I drew a castle (monochrome, only lines, no fillings, no gradients, no pen pressure differences), then scanned it and vectorized it with Trace Bitmap in Inkscape: I want to reduce ...
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How to generate wave line patterns in illustrator [duplicate]

I have tried using the blend tool and the envelope warp tool. but I don't think you are able to make the twisting line pattern line the first one below. Any suggestions ?
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Dot and line design [duplicate]

How do I create this file in AI? Link
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How to increase line width of svg image downloaded from the internet?

I downloaded this image with a creative commons license. I open it with inkscape, open the "Fill and Stroke" menu, use the cursor to select everything and then try to click on "width" under stroke ...
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Join multiple (paired) lines using Illustrator

I want to join multiple lines in Illustrator. The images shows on top the lines I would like to join. If I select them all and join them (path > join) then the result is as the 2nd image and I would ...
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My scanned fine line work to look like broken lines when scanned in Photoshop

I created a fine arts piece made with 0.03 micron pen and mechanical pencils. I want to showcase the fine lines and tiny dots in my work. However no matter how much I play around with the settings, I ...
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How was this distorted line text effect achieved?

The tapering of the white lines varies in severity and shape throughout. I'm guessing a lot of tinkering was involved here, but curious as to the general effect and how it's achieved. It's pretty ...
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Simple Vector art rejected by Shutterstock because of Bitmapping [closed]

I submitted few simple vector art to ShutterStock but most of them were rejected due to this: Linked Images / Bitmaps / Raster Effects: Vectors containing linked images, bitmaps, and/or raster ...
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How to reproduce this line effect

I am interested to find a proper way of reproducing an illustration like this example.
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How can I create this simple stroke image effect in photoshop?

Here is the following image effect I am going for: It is a stroked version of the image, and I was wondering how I can achieve this effect? Preferably in Adobe Photoshop.
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Is there an easy way to recreate the ACLU modern engraving effect in Photoshop?

In the ACLU Design Handbook (9.5MB PDF) the use of the so called "modern engraving" effect is detailed on pages 135-137. What would be a good way to achieve this look in Photoshop (or Illustrator, ...
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free drawn lines with borders, is that possible? [closed]

I try to construct my own boardgame and maps.. Therefor im looking for a good..no, great and 'easy to use' way to draw curved/ free drawn lines with borders. I would like to choose colors on both ...
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Render 3D CAD model as lineart/blueprint

Coming from an engineering design background here. I’ve got this rather complex CAD model I’m supposed to make a poster for. I figured turning it into linework with transparent background would clear ...
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Outline ImageLine Art from Edge Mask

I've been trying to figure out how to create black and white line art from my photographs. I've got illustrator, photoshop and Lightroom. Image trace in illustrator kind of works (I'm probably/...
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