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

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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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Inkscape - Doubled bezier curves

I want to have a bezier curve with a double line stroke. The LinkedOffset option for paths, when I apply it to an unclosed bezier curve, creates a linked offset object that is closed - ie, it draws a ...
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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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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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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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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 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 create a dotted line in Adobe Illustrator

How can I create a dotted swirly line like the example below in illustrator? I would like to create a loop dotted line.
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Is it possible to draw a black line with a colored fill

For example, in photo shop you can draw a line then select that line and contract the pixels maybe 3 pixels (depending if the line I drew was thicker)and fill that area with a color. Thus the line ...
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How to turn a photograph into a line drawing or sketch

How can I edit a photo so it ends up looking likje a sketch? Example:
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From design point of view, what are the purpose of these vertical lines on iMac G3?

Why they add these vertical lines on the machine? I don't think it is just for fun, it must be have some meaning to add this. I don't think a designer will ignore the details, and also it is in the ...
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How can I start creating my own pixel or vector art graphics for my game?

I am making a game with Adobe Flash. I have completed the mechanics for the game, and I am now trying to make the graphics for it. The game is a simple top down shooter. I am not much of an artist ...
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How to capture likeness in a portrait?

I'm having a problem with capturing the likeness of a person I'm trying to draw a portrait of, and I was hoping you could point out where I'm making the mistake and how can I improve. Basically, the ...
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How to enhance text and line drawing scan in photoshop?

I have photographed text and writing with usual camera. Picture contains black printing lines and blue pen writing. Picture contains the following artifacts: 1) paper is not white 2) non-uniform ...
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adding textures to illustrator fonts

I'm not sure where to look for these resources, but I'm trying to create an Art Nouveau style logo. What I would like to do is have the actual text be shape similar to what is in Carl Jungs redbook. ...
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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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How to draw abstract images with "line shapes" in photoshop?

I try to reconstruct this image: From http://www.shutterstock.com But, I'm failing. Perhaps there are tutorials on this topic? Maybe some advice?
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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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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 prevent having to redraw lines in Illustrator

I do a lot of artwork in Illustrator, and am pretty experienced. However I find myself having redraw lines often with each new level of detail, for instance adding shadows to a complex object - I have ...
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How to draw glowing lines with glitter effect inside [closed]

I just wonder if there exists a tutorial for photoshop which I could follow to draw those shining lines especially with the glitter like effect on the right side. (you can see what I mean in this site:...
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Techniques to draw tasteful lines and border in Photoshop

When I draw lines or borders in Photoshop for my web design work, they are usually not beautiful and seem to me to not be aesthetically appealing. I don't know why, as drawing a line seems to be a ...
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Scanning line art for press

I would like to know what's the standard resolution for line-art if you'll include it in a for-press production? I intend on this process: scan image (as RGB or Grayscale) convert to grayscale if ...
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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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