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Thread: Is there a tool for drawing dotted/dashed line ?

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    Question Is there a tool for drawing dotted/dashed line ?

    Is there a tool for drawing dotted/dashed line ? or like a preset or something?

    Please let me know is there a way to do that. Thanks so much!!

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    There sure is! It can be done with the Sticker Spray tool and some finessing. It'd be very similar to the Sticker Spray Tools "Chain" preset included with ArtRage. I'll put together a quick example and share it here for you in a little bit.
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    Okay, so I've set up an .arpack file containing an example sticker sheet and a few presets that make use of it, for drawing dashed lines. Just download the Dash Lines.arpack to your computer and then double click it to initiate the installation of the presets in ArtRage. Once installed, select the Sticker Spray Tool and locate the Dash Lines Group on the preset panel, to use them.

    Download the ARpack Here: Dash Line ARpack

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    Quote Originally Posted by Someonesane View Post
    Okay, so I've set up an .arpack file containing an example sticker sheet and a few presets that make use of it, for drawing dashed lines. Just download the Dash Lines.arpack to your computer and then double click it to initiate the installation of the presets in ArtRage. Once installed, select the Sticker Spray Tool and locate the Dash Lines Group on the preset panel, to use them.

    Download the ARpack Here: Dash Line ARpack

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    OMG, thank you so much for this it is very helpful !

    you're the best!

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    Thank you, SomeoneSane! A lovely gift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic_OHara View Post
    OMG, thank you so much for this it is very helpful !

    you're the best!
    Happy to help Have fun!

    Quote Originally Posted by sueellen View Post
    Thank you, SomeoneSane! A lovely gift.
    No problem
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    Another excited thank you!

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    setting to change to achieve more smooth line

    I noticed all of your examples have beautiful curves and flow to them. Mine has a few tiny skewed dashed lines. I was checking in the settings of the line, which I am guessing has something to do with "random" setting of the line. Could you verify what setting makes your dashed lines so linear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riuniti View Post
    I noticed all of your examples have beautiful curves and flow to them. Mine has a few tiny skewed dashed lines. I was checking in the settings of the line, which I am guessing has something to do with "random" setting of the line. Could you verify what setting makes your dashed lines so linear?
    Are you getting the stray skewed lines with the presets I made or is it happening with a preset you're trying to make yourself?

    If it's happening with one of my presets, it may just be one the quirks of the Sticker Spray Tool. Because the tool angles the stickers based on the direction the pen is moving (I assume by calculating an angle between the cursors last position against its current position), if the mouse/stylus makes any small movements in it's path, one might get a crooked dash in the mix. If I remember right, the presets are set to leave the "Auto-Flatten" turned off, which means you can straighten those stray dashes independently of the others, by first selecting the Transformation Tool and then clicking on the dash and rotating or moving it so that it falls in line better.

    If it's happening with a preset you're trying to make yourself, then yes, it could be because of the random setting on the variations panel, because that setting increased in conjunction with the rotation option would cause odd angles to occur. I'd be happy to look over your variations panel for settings that may cause odd angles. If you could, take a screen shot of your variations and panel and share it here.
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    I don't know what the heck is going on. I used the dotted line again last night and it worked just beautifully. It could have been me pressing down on the side button of my MS surface pen (although I don't think that should trigger anything) - or maybe I was touching something on my wacom remote. Who knows? Thanks for responding, at least I know where to look if I want to play with the settings.

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