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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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How are these swirly, line frames made?

I love and have always been mystified by this kind of swirly design. After +10yrs working as a graphic designer, I still can't wrap my head around how those are done. Geometric curved design in ...
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Illustrator: how to reproduce line art

I am interested to find a proper way of reproducing the below line art example. What I've tried: -I've created two layers with paralel lines with different widths using Blend/make option. -Using the ...
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Faded Colour Code Calculation

I know multiple programs that calculate colours based on a percentage. I really love when colours are displayed this way as they seem to fade in a non-luminous dull way that is really indicative of a ...
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Is there a name for this line-based halftone style?

I'm wondering what you would call the style/technique of the picture above? It looks similar to linocut, and is halftone but neither of those terms are specific enough. I'd love some advice on how to ...
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How to get dashed line in Photoshop?

How can I make a dashed or dotted lines in Photoshop?
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Perspective/non-linear blends with a common centre

In illustrator, if you want to take a blend between two objects with a specified number of steps and give it a perspective-like effect - changing the curve of the blend from linear to non-linear so ...
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How do I prepare a scanned pencil sketch for coloring in Photoshop?

I want to color sketches in Photoshop, but when I prepared the sketch (using Levels, Hue, and other modifications) to turn it into workable line art, some details were missing. I think it depends on ...
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Converting B&W to vector line art?

This may be a very basic question for this forum but here goes. I am beginning to create masks for sandcarving using UV film and I need to use B&W vector line art to be able to print a clear film ...
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How to produce a effect like this? Illustrator Distort Effect

I'm trying to recreate the following shape in Adobe Illustrator:
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How to do line optical illusion art effects?

I was wondering how I can do this type of optical illusion. Is it done manually or is there a quicker way to do it. Thanks ahead of time.
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How to make rounded corners from shapes drawn with lines?

I am trying to make a shape like this: And so far in Illustrator, I've drawn this: Now, I know how to make a rectangle/square rounded. Select object, go to Effect -> Stylize -> Rounded corners... ...
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How to create a triangular grid in Illustrator

This has been bugging me for some time and i'm not sure how to approach it. I've attempted several times. I'm trying to create the lines similar to the compositions in the picture shown: PS - If ...
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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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What kind of illustration and how I can achieve this “effect”?

I've seen this kind of illustrations around the web, mostly on dribble, and I love them but the problem here is that I don't know how to achieve this effect, I tried with photoshop and illustrator but ...
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How do I straighten a curved line in Illustrator and maintain its length?

How would I take this line and straighten it in illustrator without losing any of its length (Like if you held pulled a thread tight by both ends.)
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Why are my strokes showing up black, with no colour selected?

All of my strokes are coming with a random black 1pt stroke that I can't edit or get rid of. I can change the colour of the 'outer' stroke, which is technically the same line. That shouldn't be ...
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How can I easily add color to unclosed shapes?

I've got a line art drawing of a dragon that I'm trying to color. I don't necessarily care if I use Illustrator, Photoshop, or Sketchbook Pro; I'm just trying to figure out the best way to color the ...
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Is it possible to control layer order in an Illustrator stroke?

Let's say I've made a custom brush in Illustrator (this example is stripped down, but it's enough to get the point across): The stroke starts at the bottom and loops around. There are two ...
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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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Which software can produce drafting scale line diagrams

Which software can be used to draw lines at exact measurements? I am looking for a tool which could be used for example to draw a top down view of the turning circle for a car. The drawing would ...
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How to modify path width?

I have this image of a heart: favorite.svg and this image of a back arrow: back.svg I would like to modify the line width of the back arrow to match the line width of the heart. Any ideas on how I ...
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Making a line drawing or vector image from photograph

I'm trying to create shooting target-style single-color images from digital pictures of animals. Once I've lifted the image from the background, what are ways I could turn it into a simple line ...
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Graphical differences between Photoshop and Paint Tool Sai

Me and my friend were discussing about Paint Tool Sai and Photoshop. About the lining systems. He claims that when you make a line using a drawing tablet, Paint Tool Sai calculates the path and draws ...
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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, ...