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'
I've experimented with different spacing, but no joy.
Here's what I'm doing:
Open new layer
Draw the line using
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
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