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Did you even try the tut and see the result? Or did you just look at the tut and go: Let me offer a method that Ash must not have thought about or tried.

I looked at the tut and thought: hey, I can pitch on some extra help, so I might as well.

[Edit] As in, this is a forum and I'm trying to help people that are trying to make tapered lines too.

Sure you can do it with the line tool, but can you get it super easy?

Yes.

super sharp point?

Yes.

super smooth(AA)?

It's the default anti-alias, it doesn't get much smoother than that.

super fast?

Yup.

and think outside the box?

If it's better and doesn't require a plugin, I'd rather get what's in the box...

I even have another method(not using 2 lines) of using the line tool to do tapered lines, but still got beat by mirror over line method.

Is it Rotate/Zoom?

If you have a better method, please do make a tut and show everyone.

I've posted a video on how to do it on the Signatures/Avatar umbrella when LFC asked, a pretty long while ago. I think it got deleted by Mediafire though. I'll see if I can find it, what I don't see however is why you need a tut to overlap two lines...

Also, the line tool allows you to make curves that are always perfectly smooth, whereas using distortion will always make your edge blurry. The line tool also allows you to thin out the line in the middle, and instead of making it a straight taper, you can have the line get thinner to a curve, like this:

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Well, I don't want to spam your thread Ash, but I like to join your discussions, If you don't mind, OK, I have a few methods to do the tapered line with or without plugins, solid mono color or highlighted, straight or waved as desired.

But my very super easy method equals to Ash's method in simplicity but it can beat it just in that you don't need a plugin..! Just line tool and selection, I will post it somewhere but not here.

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Blooper:

Is it Rotate/Zoom?

No.

Also, the line tool allows you to make curves that are always perfectly smooth, whereas using distortion will always make your edge blurry.

And no.

Try to make it super thin and super sharp tapered line, and see how the line tool's AA work out.

I wanna show users that there are many ways of using a plugins.

Thought provoking, think outside the box, or whatever people call it.

And if you like inside the box, good for you. Just keep using the methods that works for you.

And if you have comments about the tut, don't spam my gallery, post in the tut thread.

See? yellowman knows not to spam here. And his method is pretty cool, mind opening.

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Ash finally back and I finally found some time to give a look in your gallery:

:shock: The glass gas mask is awesome and it looks super awesome at full size! Could be used in a sci.fi movie!

And I am sure those super sharp tapered lines are going to evolve in some other wonder one of these days.... (a super hedgehog? )

Ciao :)

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Thanks for the tip ASH. I didn't know about the mirror over line... plugin.

You are quite welcome. :) Haven't seen much art from you lately? Hope all is well.

Ash finally back and I finally found some time to give a look in your gallery:

:shock: The glass gas mask is awesome and it looks super awesome at full size! Could be used in a sci.fi movie!

And I am sure those super sharp tapered lines are going to evolve in some other wonder one of these days.... (a super hedgehog? )

Ciao :)

Glad to see you around and thanks for dropping by. :)

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Hey Ash, I've tried the mini tut of the tapered line, it is really easy! (once you know how to do it it, of course)

Gee-nius!

This is the genius peculiarity I think, to obtain the best results in the easiest way or saying in other words drawing the shortest line between two points.

I made an attempt at it but I don' know where the mini tut thread is (if it's on Deviant Art I don't have an account there :) )

Ciao

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Seem in such a dark mood lately??....hmmm?? :?

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Edit: Just in case anyone wondering....this is the starting image for this piece, when all I wanted to do was mess around and do some testing...don't ask...another sleepless night, now I drop in bed.

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Thanks man, it's a skull of something...?? Could be a grinning old man if he is skin and bones.

Could've been a human like skull, but I got lazy on the nose and didn't bother to make the teeth.

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That's stupendous work, Ash. I'm still in awe and clueless as how you do this. :o :o :o

Me too ! I just tried my first glass piece and it is much harder than anything else !

Amazing image Ash !

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Crikey that skull is amazing :shock:. I am going to be having a bash at some water/glass effect soon...hope i get it right...

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You never end to amaze me, wonderful glass skull!...an other guess: the skull of a grinning old man who wore dentures? (that's why he has no teeth) ;).

Ciao

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Man you've nailed the lighting perfectly! Dang! Smart starting piece though - with all those 'pre-built' gradients - that's a good idea.

I"ve got to get going on this :)

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Thanks Possum & nemo :)

@topezia, LOL never thought of it that way, I was too tired to make the teeth :P

Most likely it's not from this earth....

@Nab, You wouldn't believe how many of my stuff starts with a gradient ;)

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i never reallyl ooked at your Angelina Jolie properly before buti must say its awesome :shock:. the eyes are fantastic

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Possum, Thanks, glad someone noticed and like it. ;) Will be keeping the same sig for a bit longer until others get used to the avatar first. :lol:

Nemo, Thanks, the eyes was done with my eye tut.

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ash you are a true champion...

i did a new sig and then i saw some of your stuff so i deleted my sig and stared again and came nowhere near as good as yours

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