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Thread: How to paint a straight line?

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    Question How to paint a straight line?

    How do I paint or draw a straight line or follow a straight line in a traced image? I want to simulate using a ruler or malstick. I use a wacom tablet and pen and ArtRage Studio.

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    To draw a straight line on a mac hold down the shift+command key while making your stroke.

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    Correct, though holding Shift will snap the lines to 15 degree angles. Holding just the Command key (Ctrl key for Windows OS) will let you drag out a straight line.

    You could also pull out a few rulers from the Stencils Panel (see image).

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    thanks for the guidance

    Thanks Jasonb and Someonesane for your guidance on the straight line function. I have been painting freehand with ArtRage for most of 2009 on my iMac. It has renewed my love of the painting process. I am sure you both know there are remarkable advantages compared to brushes and paint. This is the picture I just finished.
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    Select the painting tool you want, hold down the control key and paint a stroke.

    You'll have your straight line in AR 3

    Judith

    P.S. I'm using AR Studio Pro
    See ArtRage2.5 and 3.0 Studio Pro Tutorials:
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    Thanks Judith! even better than shift straight in photoshop. Idea with using ruler is really... scary

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    I configure the command key on the switsch of my wacom pen. So I can switch really quick between straight lines and free hand drawing.

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    I posted some line stencils a couple of years ago. There are several types including double and triple parallel line stencils.

    http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums...ead.php?t=7666
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