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 Post subject: Drawing Dotted Lines using the Path & Paintbrush Tools?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:44 pm  (#1) 
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Hello (again)
Been reading a tutorial about how to draw dotted lines using both :pathtool & :brush ...Basically I want to emulate rivets (worked out how to use the offset function for that :) )

I'm having a problem getting the dots to appear, just keep getting a straight solid line. I've tried lots of different ways without any success... I'm obviously missing the obvious :roll: ....Any help would be greatly appreciated
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 Post subject: Re: Drawing Dotted Lines using the Path & Paintbrush Tools?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:50 pm  (#2) 
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In your paint brush settings move the spacing bar until you get it the way you want. You can use it to paint along a path or just in your layers.
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 Post subject: Re: Drawing Dotted Lines using the Path & Paintbrush Tools?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:08 pm  (#3) 
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When you stroke a path or selection have a look at, Line Style.
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 Post subject: Re: Drawing Dotted Lines using the Path & Paintbrush Tools?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:06 am  (#4) 
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Hello..
Thanks both for taking the time to reply. Molly, I still seem to be getting the solid line. I'm nearly there, I can see what look like dots but they seem to 'merge' :roll: I've experimented with different spacing, but no joy.

Here's what I'm doing:
Open new layer
Draw the line using :pathtool
Switch to :brush
Choose Dot 'Spacing' (big gaps)
Go to 'Stroke Path'
Choose 'Stroke With Paint Tool' (I don't choose 'Emulate Brushes')

And..Voila! a straight solid line..with bits that look like they might be dots and not the excellent example you've illustrated. ;)

Odinbc..Thanks too for your time. amazingly, I've actually understood how to use the method using the :pathtool alone...even getting offsets on layers to show 'shadows'

Apologies if I seem a bit slow on the 'uptake' with this....I need to get it right, otherwise I'm condemned to doing individual rivets :(
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 Post subject: Re: Drawing Dotted Lines using the Path & Paintbrush Tools?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:14 am  (#5) 
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Just 1 2 3 4 done

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 Post subject: Re: Drawing Dotted Lines using the Path & Paintbrush Tools?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:20 am  (#6) 
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Hi Graechan
Thanks so much for the reply :yes Managed it!! After much messing about ;) Basically, what I think I was doing wrong was that I left the 'Line Width' Still checked and I wasn't putting enough spacing between dots. Ill need to test out what the correct spacing is for each brush.

The other day I downloaded and added some rivet brushes. I'll mess with those too and try to get the right effects

Great stuff and thanks again :tyspin
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