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David Del
How can I create a smooth dashed line?
on May 27, 2009 at 8:35:22 pm

I am trying to make a nice smooth line that I want to turn into dashes, like on a treasure map - how would I go about doing this?


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Joseph Francis
Re: How can I create a smooth dashed line?
on May 28, 2009 at 6:04:02 am

I believe this is easier in Illustrator, but in Photoshop try this:

Design your line using the pen tool. Stroke the line with a brush. Turn the spacing waaay down on the brush so that you get a dotted line. For a dashed line - same idea, but see if you can get a rectangular brush to change angle based on path curve.


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Matt Sepeta
Re: How can I create a smooth dashed line?
on May 28, 2009 at 2:33:13 pm

Maybe make your path however you want it, then just overlay a stripey pattern onto it, then fiddle with the overlays orientation. Then you can rasterize it and select the base color and delete it?



Good Day


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Rick Wise
Re: How can I create a smooth dashed line?
on May 30, 2009 at 5:04:47 pm

Photoshop doesn't (yet?) make dashes. It does make strings of dots. To find out how to work around the dash problem, do a Googlesearch for: photoshop draw dashes

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