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CHALLENGE- measuring curved lines?
on May 16, 2007 at 7:08:47 pm

More of an intellectual challenge than anything here.

How can you measure distances of winding roads using Photoshop? Say, for instance, you download a map-- import into Photoshop with the scale bar included.

Perhaps the curve could be stroked with a pattern with the scale used as the "pattern"? I'm sure someone out there has an interesting way to do this...

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Mike Gondek
Re: CHALLENGE- measuring curved lines?
on May 17, 2007 at 7:59:41 pm

You could place this is in illustrator, and define a bruish from an image of the scale. Then apply it this scale brush to a vector path tracing your winding road. Keep the stroke weight at 1 point, but not sure that would be 100% accurate though.

A simple method that would work 100% is putting a string up to monitor and curve it along the road, then mark the endpoint on the string with a pen. You only then need to straighten out the string and place it along the scale.

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