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Parallel lines?

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So I want to make two lines that "follow" one-another, like picture below. I want to make border lines for my map.

The image below is created by drawing one solid color line, and another with either dotes or lines - but the problem is, while it is easy to follow one line with another on the small scale or when the line is straight, it is problematic to follow it when it is curvy.

Is there any way for me to simultaneously draw both lines, or at least to draw one and then have some plug-in do adjust another line to first one?

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5 hours ago, last_dovahkiin said:

 

Is there any way for me to simultaneously draw both lines, or at least to draw one and then have some plug-in do adjust another line to first one?

Screenshot_2.png

 

At this point, you're going to have to use a vector supported software. Raster don't translate very well to adjustable lines.

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Hello @last_dovahkiin :)  The only thing I can think of - at this minute - is that you can make yourself a brush (make a small .png), like this:

 

red-brush-3.png

 

And, using either Custom Mini Brushes or Brush Factory you can draw the lines.  I have yet to successfully upload a brush to Brush Factory, but it works, kind of, with Custom Mini Brushes using the RIGHT click on your mouse to drag the brush over the canvas.

 

make-own-brush.png

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Thought experiment:

 

1. Draw your solid line on it's own transparent layer.

2. Duplicate the layer (next two steps use this new layer)

3. Apply Motion blur in a direction which approximates the width of the dotted band.

4. Apply Halftone to make the motion blurred gradient into dots. 

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16 hours ago, Ego Eram Reputo said:

Thought experiment:

 

You've given 2 great tips today.  Out of reps's but that deserves one

 

You've offered the best solution after I played around with Trail etc

 

mot-dot.jpg

 

Just remember to uncheck the Centre option.

 

@MJW's  Trail Blur may be better than motion Blur as you can play with opacity

 

mjw-mot-dot.jpg

 

 

*** Extra thought ... if you use Trail Blur and  lower opacity you can use the paintbucket and use the fill of your choice

 

mjw-mot-dot-2.jpg

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