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    May B a dumb ?

    I had a wacom bamboo, seems it will not work with El Capitan,anyway, my ? Is a wacom really needed in conjunction with AR? Can U produce those awesome images I have seen in the gallery? I have yet to purchase AR or a new wacom. How many of U use a finger or stylus or wacom?
    My other ? is how can I create parallel lines, straight and curved,ie:stem of a flower.

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    Having a Wacom (or another type of drawing tablet) isn't exactly a "necessity", but it is highly beneficial, because it allows you more freedom in the expression of your line work. But if one is patient enough, one can do without.

    As for parallel lines while using a mouse, I'd suggest using the Ink Pen Tool to assist in the precision, because it has the smoothing option. Here's the idea:

    • Increase the Ink Pen tool to the thickness you'd like for the "stem".
    • Be sure the Smoothing setting for the pen is set to about 30% or more, to ensure a smooth line.
    • On an empty layer, draw a line to represent your stem.
    • Then, on the layer panel, right click the layer tab with the stem on it and select "New Stencil From Layer Contents".
    • Right click the stencil that was created and select "Guide Mode".
    • Either clear the layer with the ink pen stem line, or create a new layer and, with the tool you want to use to make your lines, trace the outline of the stencil, to create your parallel lines.

    Here's a video demonstrating the idea:

    https://youtu.be/HZPtKgEyc3U

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    SomeoneSane's method will let you create pretty much any possible type of parallel line you want, but there are a couple of other methods as well:


    Copy and paste! Just select, copy, paste to get new identical lines and place them wherever you want.

    ArtRage 4 only:

    Use the grid (crosshatch symbol in top menu bar) and turn on Snap To Grid to draw exact straight lines at specific distances
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    works great

    Quote Originally Posted by HannahRage View Post
    SomeoneSane's method will let you create pretty much any possible type of parallel line you want, but there are a couple of other methods as well:


    Copy and paste! Just select, copy, paste to get new identical lines and place them wherever you want.

    ArtRage 4 only:

    Use the grid (crosshatch symbol in top menu bar) and turn on Snap To Grid to draw exact straight lines at specific distances
    https://www.artrage.com/manuals/artr...s-artrage-4-5/
    Tried all the suggestions,great, works well. thanks a load

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJM View Post
    I had a wacom bamboo, seems it will not work with El Capitan...
    Hello DJM
    In what way did your Bamboo fail after installing El Capitan?
    Wacom say on their forums that the Bamboo should work with El Capitan using driver 5.3.6-6
    However the driver installation is a bit awkward under El Capitan. Apparently it will only install if the System language is set to ‘English’ and not something else, including variants like English (UK) or English (US) etc...
    See this post on Wacom's Bamboo forum: http://forum.wacom.eu/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=27760
    I tried the suggested workaround in that post earlier today and indeed the driver did install. But not actually having a Bamboo I could not test functionality of the installed driver further.
    Anyway, below are the steps I took to install the Bamboo driver if you or others are curious.

    1: Download Bamboo driver; 5.3.6-6 first but don’t try to instal it just yet.

    2: Next, Wacom say to change your computer’s System Language to ‘English Standard’.
    Note: This was a little confusing as I found on my computer there is no “English Standard“ listed exactly as such in the list of system language options.
    For me I needed to use the option ‘English’, just one word.

    3: In your Mac’s System Preferences go to ‘Language & Region’.
    4: In the left column look to see which language is listed first and appended with the word ‘Primary’, this is the language your system is currently using. (Make a note of it if you need to as you will most likely want to go back to this after installing the Bamboo driver.)
    If just the word ’English’ is already in the column, drag it to the top where it will now be appended with the word ‘Primary’.
    5: Close System Preferences. You will be asked if you want to Restart your Mac, do so. Go to step 7.
    5a: If just ’English’ on it’s own is not already in the lefthand column then click the ‘Plus’ icon at the bottom of the column to bring up a list of all available system languages so that you can add it.
    This list is in two parts with a faint separating line at the end of the first part. Choose the ’English’ option from this first part of the list, not one of the other English variant options found after the separating line in the second half of the list, e.g. English (United Kingdom), English (United Sates), etc…
    6: When offered to have it as your ‘Primary Language’, accept it.
    Close System Preferences. you will be prompted to Restart your Mac, do so.
    7: Once your Mac has restarted now install the Bamboo driver.
    8: Now go back into System Preferences and reset you System Language to your preferred language option you originally had and Restart your computer again.
    Last edited by markw; 04-27-2016 at 10:44 AM.
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    not so dumb

    I too have problems with the Wacom pad and stylus so I use my laptop less for art and use my iPad pro and apple pencil more and more. more portable to use when outdoors too.

    my eye/hand coordination with the Wacom does not seem to match that of the tablet. there seems to be a time lag in what I am doing and what shows on the screen.

    I find it much more user friendly using the ipad and drawing directly on the canvas and there is no lag between action and portrayal.

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