how to make a dotted line?

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  1. Mark

    Mark Guest

    Like the kind you sign on :) Short of making a line then running a small
    eraser thu it 1000 times can anyone suggest an easy way?
     
    Mark, Jan 1, 2004
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  2. Mark

    edjh Guest

    Mark wrote:
    > Like the kind you sign on :) Short of making a line then running a small
    > eraser thu it 1000 times can anyone suggest an easy way?
    >
    >

    What version of PS? If 7 or above look at the controls in the Brushes
    Palette. Basically what you need to do is increase the spacing. If the
    line is curved then Angle Jitter needs to be set to Direction.

    In earlier versions you can set the spacing easily but the curved line
    thing is a bit trickier.

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    stupid_idiot Guest

    why not try using hyphen text characters or periods?

    "Mark" <> wrote in message news:bt1i16$2bmnh$-berlin.de...
    > Like the kind you sign on :) Short of making a line then running a small
    > eraser thu it 1000 times can anyone suggest an easy way?
    >
    >
     
    stupid_idiot, Jan 1, 2004
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  4. Mark

    Unregistered Guest

    Easy. (PS6 and PS7)

    Just make a new doc with these settings.

    1. 1 pixiel high by 6 pixels wide (1x6)
    2. zoom all the way in as far as you can go.
    3. Choose a color from the color pallete
    3. Select the pencil tool and make the pencil tool only 1 pixel i
    size.
    4. Paint the first 2 pixels, leave the other ones blank.
    5. select all (ctrl A)
    6. go to "edit" and select define pattern and type a name of the ne
    pattern
    7. Make another new doc (ctrl N) and make it 300pix width (or howeve
    wide you want your dotted line to be) by 1pix height (300x1)
    8. Go to "edit" and select "fill
    9. Choose use "pattern" (from the dropdown) and choose your new patter
    you created in the list. (it's the last one) and choose ok.
    10. Now you have a 300 pixel wide dotted line.

    Copy and paste it anywhere you want or make a new doc at 800pix wid
    for a longer one. You can also just select the area with the marque
    tool but make sure it's only 1 pix high or it wil tile the pattern

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  5. Mark

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    Easy. (PS6 and PS7)

    Just make a new doc with these settings.

    1. 1 pixiel high by 6 pixels wide (1x6)
    2. zoom all the way in as far as you can go.
    3. Choose a color from the color pallete
    3. Select the pencil tool and make the pencil tool only 1 pixel i
    size.
    4. Paint the first 2 pixels, leave the other ones blank.
    5. select all (ctrl A)
    6. go to "edit" and select define pattern and type a name of the ne
    pattern
    7. Make another new doc (ctrl N) and make it 300pix width (or howeve
    wide you want your dotted line to be) by 1pix height (300x1)
    8. Go to "edit" and select "fill
    9. Choose use "pattern" (from the dropdown) and choose your new patter
    you created in the list. (it's the last one) and choose ok.
    10. Now you have a 300 pixel wide dotted line.

    Copy and paste it anywhere you want or make a new doc at 800pix wid
    for a longer one. You can also just select the area with the marque
    tool but make sure it's only 1 pix high or it wil tile the pattern.

    Ray
    http://www.rjim.com
    http://www.rjim.com/forum

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    broga Guest

    Use the pencil tool

    Choose a brush from the brushes palette by clickong on it. Choose one that
    gives the size and type of dots that you want e,g one of the small square
    ones.

    Change the spacing slider to a large number - the higher the number the
    bigger the gaps between the dots

    Put a pencil dot where you want the line to start. Decide where you want the
    line to end, hold down shift and click.
    A dotted line will appear between the two points.

    If you like it save it as a new brush

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    > Like the kind you sign on :) Short of making a line then running a small
    > eraser thu it 1000 times can anyone suggest an easy way?
    >
    >
     
    broga, Jan 3, 2004
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