Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 15 of 15
Like Tree4Likes

Thread: Dashed Lines - Photoshop

  1. #11
      Chashio is offline
    Guild Artisan Gracious Donor Chashio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Maine, USA
    Posts
    919

    Default

    You don't really need the eraser as a separate application. Just use your choice of brush and pick a dual brush setting to suit. Save it as a tool preset for future use. You should be able to stroke a path with that without any issues, or you could just free-hand it.

  2. #12
    Guild Master Gracious Donor Midgardsormr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    2,428

    Default

    I tried the dual brush several times to see if I could get this effect, but I couldn't get it to work. If you could share a step-by-step, I'd very much like to see.

    You can also approximate the look with a brush that has the dash and dot, but angle jitter won't bend the brush, only rotate it, so you wind up with a sort of faceted line. At least, that was the behavior last time I tried it, but that may have been as far back as version 7.0. In any case, I'd still rather do this kind of thing in Illustrator than PS.
    Bryan Ray, visual effects artist
    http://www.bryanray.name

  3. #13
      Chashio is offline
    Guild Artisan Gracious Donor Chashio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Maine, USA
    Posts
    919

    Default

    Here are some effects you can get with a simple round brush by adjusting these settings.

    Dashed Lines - Photoshop-using-dual-brushes-make-dotted-lines.jpg

    Edit: This isn't a dash & dot, just dash or dot. But I'm pretty sure you could get a dash & dot by creating a brush like what you did with the eraser technique above... two vertical lines but vary the width... then set the dual brush settings to refine.
    Last edited by Chashio; 05-02-2013 at 11:16 AM.
    ravells likes this.

  4. #14
      Chashio is offline
    Guild Artisan Gracious Donor Chashio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Maine, USA
    Posts
    919

    Default

    Here's a makeshift dot dash line using a dual brush on top of a circle-in-circle brush. I stroked a path with it, then removed the dual brush setting in the panel so you can see how the brush spacing is set on the base brush. Probably not as nice as Illustrator, but it works in a pinch.

    Dashed Lines - Photoshop-dot-dash-lines-dual-brush.jpg

  5. #15
    Guild Master Gracious Donor Midgardsormr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    2,428

    Default

    Ah! Now that's and interesting approach! I'll have to try to find some time to experiment with it sometime soon. I really do need to delve into the brush settings a bit more, anyway.
    Bryan Ray, visual effects artist
    http://www.bryanray.name

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •