Drawing thin, curved lines (newbie question)

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Sep 14, 2004
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Hi!

I am a newbie to adobe photoshop/illustrator and would like to draw thin, curved lines, the ones that appear on the Acrobat 6.0 splash screen or in the graphic on this website:
http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/invrelations/main.html

It would be nice if somebody would explain to me, how to do, curve and colour them. Lame question, I know, but I have to start from something…

Thanks in advance.

Wayne

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jjs
Sep 14, 2004
"Wayne" wrote in message
Hi!

I am a newbie to adobe photoshop/illustrator and would like to draw thin, curved lines, the ones that appear on the Acrobat 6.0 splash screen or in the graphic on this website:
http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/invrelations/main.html

It would be nice if somebody would explain to me, how to do, curve and colour them. Lame question, I know, but I have to start from something…

You could use the pen tool, or Illustrator instead.
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Gadgets
Sep 15, 2004
Pen tool, then ‘stroke path’ from the pullout menu of the paths palette. Stroke with small pencil or brush (set size before you select stroke command)

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Autodidact
Sep 15, 2004
Wayne wrote in message
Hi!

I am a newbie to adobe photoshop/illustrator and would like to draw thin, curved lines, the ones that appear on the Acrobat 6.0 splash screen or in the graphic on this website:
http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/invrelations/main.html

It would be nice if somebody would explain to me, how to do, curve and colour them. Lame question, I know, but I have to start from something…

Thanks in advance.

Wayne

Use the pen tool, which lays down a series of points to make smooth curves. The points have "handles" that come out to control the segments between points, which gives you complete control of the resulting curve.

The key thing to remember is to "click, hold, and drag" when you make a point, which causes the handles to extend outward from the point. If you just click and release to make a point, you will not get any handles.

http://www.iland.net/~england/pen1.html

There ya go
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Autodidact
Sep 15, 2004
Okay, that was a bad tutorial. Sorry, I was lazy.

Use this much better one instead:

http://www.gurusnetwork.com/tutorial/pen/


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noone
Sep 15, 2004
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"Wayne" wrote in message
Hi!

I am a newbie to adobe photoshop/illustrator and would like to draw thin, curved lines, the ones that appear on the Acrobat 6.0 splash screen or in the graphic on this website:
http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/invrelations/main.html

It would be nice if somebody would explain to me, how to do, curve and colour them. Lame question, I know, but I have to start from something…

You could use the pen tool, or Illustrator instead.

If you intend for them to stay in Vector format, AI definitely. In PS, the Pen and then Stroke, but the result will be Rasterized and you will experience some jaggies. Practice with the Pen, in either program, will benefit you, as it does not work in the linear fashion as a Pencil, or paint Brush, because the Path that it creates is a mathmatical function, not a pixel related one.

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wayne123
Sep 15, 2004
(Wayne) wrote in message news:…
Hi!

I am a newbie to adobe photoshop/illustrator and would like to draw thin, curved lines, the ones that appear on the Acrobat 6.0 splash screen or in the graphic on this website:
http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/invrelations/main.html

It would be nice if somebody would explain to me, how to do, curve and colour them. Lame question, I know, but I have to start from something…

Thanks in advance.

Wayne

Thanks everybody.
The replies and links are great – this is what I was searching for.

Wayne
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SamMan
Sep 17, 2004
"Wayne" wrote in message
Hi!

I am a newbie to adobe photoshop/illustrator and would like to draw thin, curved lines, the ones that appear on the Acrobat 6.0 splash screen or in the graphic on this website:
http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/invrelations/main.html

It would be nice if somebody would explain to me, how to do, curve and colour them. Lame question, I know, but I have to start from something…

Thanks in advance.

Wayne

Have a look at Sinedots at http://www.philipp-spoeth.de/ Much easier than doing this sort of thing by hand… but then again, if you want to…. 😉


SamMan
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in article xwA2d.45602$, SamMan at
wrote on 09/17/2004 5:12 AM:

"Wayne" wrote in message
Hi!

I am a newbie to adobe photoshop/illustrator and would like to draw thin, curved lines, the ones that appear on the Acrobat 6.0 splash screen or in the graphic on this website:
http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/invrelations/main.html

It would be nice if somebody would explain to me, how to do, curve and colour them. Lame question, I know, but I have to start from something…

Thanks in advance.

Wayne

Have a look at Sinedots at http://www.artistmike.com
Much easier than doing this sort of thing by hand… but then again, if you want to…. 😉

Good link.
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Bart van der Wolf
Sep 17, 2004
"Danhiel – SoupOrNews Admin" wrote in message
SNIP
Good link.

Lame forgery attempt on your part. A good link to your site is a contradiction in terms.
in article 414b2301$0$43451$, Bart van der Wolf at
wrote on 09/17/2004 10:46 AM:

A good link to great site is http://www.artistmike.com

I agree.
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RSD99
Sep 17, 2004
Agree with that … on both "counts."

Really pretty LAME … isn’t he !?!

"Bart van der Wolf" wrote in message
"Danhiel – SoupOrNews Admin"
wrote in message
SNIP
Good link.

Lame forgery attempt on your part. A good link to your
site is a
contradiction in terms.

in article 6QH2d.166$ wrote
on 09/17/2004 1:30 PM:

Agree with that … http://www.artistmike.com is a great site, full of useful stuff.

About time you realized that.
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SamMan
Sep 17, 2004
"Danhiel – SoupOrNews Admin" wrote in message news:BD709960.1271EE%
About time you realized that I’m an idiot troll.

Oh… I do… I do


SamMan
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in article hoJ2d.22649$, SamMan at
wrote on 09/17/2004 3:17 PM:

"Danhiel – SoupOrNews Admin" wrote in message news:BD709960.1271EE%
About time you realized that http://www.artistmike.com a great site.

Oh… I do… I do.

Good.
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bagal
Sep 19, 2004
Hokay Wayne and the big wide world

Some answers are above – I’ll pop the out on a limb answer.

Obtain a good math program
set in surface co-ords to cast a grid or surfacemanifold once you have the one you like copy and paste into your design

The surface manifold in the link looks sorta mathslike and surface manifold like rather than tweaked lines

I am sure the earlier answers are more workable

Is Adobe working on 3d surface manifold math programs?

If so – can I have one? 🙂

Articus

"Danhiel – SoupOrNews Admin" wrote in message
in article hoJ2d.22649$, SamMan at
wrote on 09/17/2004 3:17 PM:

"Danhiel – SoupOrNews Admin" wrote in message news:BD709960.1271EE%
About time you realized that http://www.artistmike.com a great site.

Oh… I do… I do.

Good.

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