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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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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How do i get the “starting brush size” on Krita?

I’ve seen people on YouTube who use Krita and when they open the setting for the brush they are using on the bottom they have that but when I open mine I don’t? I’m new to Krita so that might be ...
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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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Merging after expanding appearance in adobe illustrator created unintended white lines

I am following a tutorial to cartoonize a portrait in illustrator and I am supposed to select all of the line art, expand appearance and merge. Whenever I merge, however, all of the lines turn white. ...
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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 found 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 ...
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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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Making a Clipping Mask For Line Art in Illustrator

I looked up for this particular kind of question but didn't get good results. So what I've been trying to create seems to be simple but I can't get a workaround. I have this kind of line art flower I'...
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How do I achieve this style of line that is smooth and consistent with corners? [closed]

I would like to know an efficient way to achieve this style of line that is consistent and smooth, especially around the corners and angles? Thank you so much.
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Efficient methods to clean up vector art

I have this artwork I was sent for a product and I need to clean up the lines and all these overlapping lines. I can't get the client to go back to the designer for new art so I'm stuck with what I'...
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App to take picture of sketch and convert to drawing

Is there an iOS app that takes a picture from a sketch on white paper and converts it to a drawing/line-art, kinda like that signature feature when editing PDFs? Googling for sketching alike apps ...
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Word representation in Graphics

Does anyone know of a good repository where words are represented as symbols/graphics. So for example, a cycle is represented as a line sketch of a cycle and a boat as a drawing of a boat. I am not ...
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Make all lines thinner in illustrator?

I have multiple images in seperate artboards in illustrator, all lines have stroke either 1pt (or no stroke, 0pt), but are different colors and styles. Is it possible to make the 1pt lines of weight 0....
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How to draw line with line segment tool from an end point in Illustrator?

When I draw a line with my line segment tool in Illustrator and want to draw another line from any end point my cursor show selection tool instead of a + sign. To draw I need to select another tool ...
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Giving color line drawing a black background in Photoshop

. This is probably an easy question for most of you. I drew this image with pens and scanned it; I want the background to be black, everything that's not the drawing, you know, like the people are ...
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Connecting multiple selected nodes (B-spline) - Corel Draw

I'm trying to achieve a smooth path much like you would see as a trend line on a graph. I have maybe 500+ lines where I only need the path/line to use the top nodes of each line. How can I do do this? ...
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from drawing to 3D print

I have a hand drawn design that I would like to print in 3D. For this I need to make it an STL (vector). The problem I encounter is how do I make a sharp and smooth image from the hand drawn picture. ...
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Make These Lines Thick

Hello I am only 3 days old in using Inkscape and I drew this hand using a Straight Line tool (Shift+F6) but I do not know how to thicken them. Please help Thank you :)
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Is there a standard list of names for different arrowhead shapes?

Is there a standard list of names for different arrowhead shapes? I don't mean Indian/Native American arrowheads, I mean arrowheads that you would find in clipart, visio, adobe, word, etc. I just ...
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Software for highly accurate, easily manipulated 2D geometric drawings

I am looking for some software to create 2D designs with a high degree of accuracy. To lend some background, what I've been doing is drawing diagrams in Autodesk Inventor, creating 1mm extrusions of ...
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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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Repeat lines and expand the space between them

I am trying to speed up the process of creating a train track. The track I am making goes into the horizon in the distance. The lines/pieces of "wood" in the track need to gradually expand in space ...