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Create hatching in Inkscape?

The hatching can be achieved by using pattern.Once you create a pattern,you can control the direction of hatching as required. Below are the steps to apply hatching to your drawing (I will apply this ...
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How are these swirly, line frames made?

There are many ways of approaching this. You're right, a curve does not have to be made out of one piece, it can be built out of several pieces. In fact one curve can be built out of several curves. ...
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How to frame text like the logo design of the 1968 olympic games in Inkscape?

That was most likely drawn entirely by hand. The advent of using computers in graphic design didn't really happen until the late 1980s. But yes, something similar can be done in Inkscape by applying ...
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How to efficiently draw bent or curved lines or arrows with Photoshop?

Use the Line Tool: Select the Line Tool from the tool bar and make sure your layer is set to Shape Layer. Before you make the shape on the artboard, click the gear icon and choose which side of the ...
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What is this design element called?

These can go by various names, such as: flourishes, ornaments, or scrolls, depending on the look. A flourish might refer to something more ornate. Ornaments more generally speaking. A scroll shape at ...
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How was this image designed?

There are some changes in color. Tts difficult to see with naked eyes but if you import you object to photoshop and use eyedroper you can see some color variations. How you can achieve this effect: ...
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Illustrator: how to reproduce font line art

Using blend is the way to go. Blends over complex curves aren't easy to control though—you end up with something like this: An easier way is to create your blend on a straight path and create an art ...
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How do I straighten a curved line in Illustrator and maintain its length?

You don't. Pulling or dragging something to straighten out a multi-curved path is not possible as far as I'm aware. You could move each and every anchor point, but then you'd be hard pressed to not ...
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Join line and edge of circle

Align objects To align a line to the center of an ellipse left side we can use the Object > Align and distribute tools. Align the top of the diagonal line to the vertically centered horizontal guide ...
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Repeat lines and expand the space between them

You'd be better off using a transform effect (Effect → Distort & Transform → Transform...) on a single line. Just set a number of copies, some vertical movement and use vertical scale to ...
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How to produce a effect like this? Illustrator Distort Effect

Create your shape... Rotate the shape so that your angle of distortion is at a 90 degree angle... Object → Envelope Distort → Make with Mesh... Use the Direct Selection Tool to select ...
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How can I split a complicated line into different fill-able groups?

Select the shape Swap the Fill and Stroke, so it has a fill and no stroke Hit the Divide button on the Pathfinder Panel (Window > Pathfinder) Fill to your heart's content (You could then use Live ...
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How to make rounded corners from shapes drawn with lines?

As Johannes mentioned, Joining or using the pen tool is the way to go. You don't need to go to round corners from effects. (Once you've joined the lines, or made them with the pen tool) You can set ...
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How to achieve layered line art effect?

Step 1: Draw a few strait lines as shown in the image. Select them all and create a artbrush. No settings need to be changed. Step 2: Draw your circles. Keep in mind that they need to touch each ...
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Are there any tutorials on how to emulate MBE's style?

One quite fast way is to use the scissors () tool. Click on your shape where you want the gaps and select the spans for deletion. Image 1: Quick timelapse of cut. A quick but less precision oriented ...
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How to do line optical illusion art effects?

Simulate the old bw photo printing system. There dot sizes or line widths are modulated by local greyshades. have a bw photo as a layer have a pattern of black lines or dots on white. The pattern is ...
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What is this design element called?

I think they are called Swirls. And of course, there's different types - like Floral Swirls or Ornate swirls and such.
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Faded Colour Code Calculation

There are several ways. By mixing the colors, mathematically: (1-a)*FGcolor+ a*BGcolor Would mix the colors as if fg color was alpha blended to bg color. You could blend to white black or any other ...
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How was this image designed?

The bars in the pattern are actually not of exactly the same width. Some bars are slightly thicker, adding a darker mean shade to the image in that location. This way the picture is visible by just a ...
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Illustrator: how to reproduce line art

The trick is to use shape builder tool (Shift+M). Shape builder allows you to eliminate lines without expanding something that pathfinder is totally unable to do. Do this: Draw mask Make your lines. ...
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How to reproduce this line effect

This can be done manually by bending lines and editing stroke widths. The needed amount of work is substantial. Another answer suggests making line width modulations automatically in Photoshop. It's a ...
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Join multiple (paired) lines using Illustrator

Select 2 lines with the Selection Tool, hit Command/Ctrl+j twice. Select 2 more lines, repeat...repeat.. repeat.. repeat.
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How can I create a halftone using rough lines?

The two examples you've posted show two very different things. The first one is clearly an effect applied to an image. The second one is a manually constructed vector drawing. There is no real trick ...
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What is the easiest way to do shading for a vector drawing in Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop?

It is a bit hard to tell, especially without seeing the final look you are achieving. This is not an answer, but a couple of suggestions. A. Keep the shadings editable as long as you can. B. Use the ...
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Which software can produce drafting scale line diagrams

Illustrator is a perfectly viable option for a 2D CAD application (as is Inkscape), in small volumes. The basic difference is that you would not draw the image in 1:100 scale in a CAD application*. ...
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How to achieve layered line art effect?

Use Adobe Illustrator Draw a series of lines. Make them an Art Brush. Apply the brush to paths. Expand, edit and color.
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Inkscape: how to draw cased lines, or filled shapes with strokes that have their own fill

create your shape give it a stroke select PATH >> STROKE TO PATH You now have a new shape that has the form of your path to which you can apply a stroke and fill to.
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How to use the line tool to draw a continuous line with corners in Illustrator?

Use the pen tool, it does what you want as long as you click the corner point and do not attempt to drag the segment. Line tool can not make a polyline just individual lines. Though, its also no ...
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How to produce a effect like this? Illustrator Distort Effect

Obviously, there are many ways to do it. Here's one method you could use: Draw your shapes, and make sure you expand everything to outlines. Probably best to orientate the logo horizontally at this ...
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