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ianh755

How do I create a Dashed line in PS CS3 (NOT dotted)?

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Hi All, I'm having issues finding out how to do this so I thought I'd ask here. I can already create a dotted line in PS (using Brush tip spacing) but how can I create a Dashed line instead i.e ------------- not .............. for things line warning signs etc

 

When I try, the dashes stay in the same direction so a vertical line has horizontal dashes

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has anyone got any ideas? At this point I'm think of going back to a normal straight line and using the eraser to remove bits as it seems easier, if a lot more time consuming!

 

Cheers!

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still somewhat time consuming but less than using the eraser, why not get the number of dashes and spacing set written normal then rotate the layer to the desired angle?

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Thats kind of what I'm doing now - I make a layer of dashes by drawing a line and deleting sections, and then duplicate that layer and rotate it for what ever angle I need. What would be nice is if you could draw a shape using line/rectangle/circle tool and then click a brush option for dashes and the use the Spacing slider to make them bigger/smaller so I don't have 115 line layers as I do currently (before I finally merge them all into one).

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Bingo!!!!! I was using the right area (spacing) but not the parts (roundness/angle)

 

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Also, did you read the first comment at the bottom of that guide ? been doing it that way for aloooông time now, makes for a less stressful life.....lol

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I use paintshop pro 7.4 for skins...

it has in built dashed lines etc..loads of preset shapes ...lines are a breeze

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