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Michael PattenCreate 1px line
by on Apr 7, 2011 at 11:53:49 pm

I have created a new composition that is 15px wide and 100px in height. I would like to create 15 vertical lines of differenet colors. I cannot seem to create a 1px line of any color. I tried adding a shape and resizing it, but it appears to add a extra pixels around the shape to soften the shape. Any suggestions? Using CS5.

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Joey ForemanRe: Create 1px line
by on Apr 8, 2011 at 1:17:15 pm

How about applying the Beam effect to a Solid with the Starting and Ending Thickness set to 1, and the Softness set to 0?

Joey Foreman
Editor/Compositor/VFX Artist

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Dave LaRondeRe: Create 1px line
by on Apr 8, 2011 at 4:25:38 pm

You could also make 15 1x100 solids in the desired colors.
Depending on what you're doing, 1-pixel-wide lines just don't show up very well.
Don't be too surprised if it doesn't look really great after rendering.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA

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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: Create 1px line
by on Apr 9, 2011 at 5:41:38 pm

Or you could create the elements in Illustrator and import them as vectors. This way your 1px lines may have a chance of looking better ( I agree with Dave, 1pixel will not look good on most monitors/Tvs)

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist

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