How to duplicate lines?

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by CD, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. CD

    CD Guest

    http://www.racewaymagazine.com/August2004/LES-ARCA-JAY/IMG_2884.jpg

    I am trying to duplicate the lines on the side of the car. Starting from
    behind the front wheel. The black>red>yellow graphic bolt.

    I have tried using the pen and freeform pen. This makes a path but the path
    shows jaged edges. Then change to selection and filling.

    I am a rookie so be gently, I am sure this is a simple task but can't get it
    to work.

    I would be greatly up someone could explain how to do or point to a
    tutorial.

    TIA
     
    CD, Jan 7, 2005
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  2. CD

    Peadge Guest

    Your link didn't seem to work. This is the image, correct?
    http://www.racewaymagazine.com/August2004/LES-ARCA-Jay/IMG_2884.jpg


    It looks like so much of the line is covered up by decals, but it doesn't
    look too hard to mimic. If your pen tool is showing jagged edges, you should
    resize the image to a higher resolution, perhaps 300 ppi. Also, check out
    your settings in the Pen Tool Options bar at the top of your screen. Below
    the Menu Item "Image" are three icons for Shape Layer, Paths and Fill
    Pixels. Make sure that you don't have Fill Pixels selected. I would
    probably try Shape Layers, but I would first reduce the opacity of the new
    layer to about 55% or so because as soon as you change direction with your
    pen tool, the fill color will probably cover up the car image in the layer
    below. Reducing the opacity will allow you to see through to accurately make
    the next anchor point or adjust the curve.

    Paths would work too as you can fill them later.

    Peadge :)
     
    Peadge, Jan 9, 2005
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