How can I paint a perfectly horizontal straight line when the Canvas is rotated using the Rotate Page tool?
When the Canvas is rotated using the Rotate Page
tool, we can still paint straight lines, parallel to the image window
horizontally or vertically:
Canvas Not Rotated:
To paint a straight line parallel either horizontally or vertically to the image window, without the brush variant's
expressive qualities (a plain straight line), follow the steps listed above under Canvas Rotated.
- Click the V key to
paint Straight Line Strokes.
- Click on the image where you
want the straight line to begin.
on the image where you want the straight line to end and, before
letting go, drag to position the end point exactly where you want it
then check to make sure the "wire" ghost line is perfectly straight and
doesn't contain any stair steps.
- When you're sure the ghost line doesn't contain any stair steps, let go.
- If the brush stroke looks
pixelated, just click in the image using the Rotate Page tool to return
it to its normal upright position. Then the brush stroke should look as
Canvas Rotated or Not Rotated, Paint with Expressive Brush Strokes
If you need to paint a straight
line parallel either horizontally or vertically to the image window,
but retain the selected brush variant's expressive qualities:
Also see the tutorial named:
- First use the Pen tool to
draw a straight line where you want it.
- Unless you're intending to paint a diagonal brush
stroke or a curved brush stroke, check to make sure the line doesn't
contain any stair steps.
- If it does contain stair steps, click the
line's end point using the Shape Selection tool (H key), then click the
up, down, left, or right arrow keys to nudge it into position and make
it a perfectly straight line.
- A Shape appears in the
Layers palette because the Pen tool draws vector based Shapes.
- Click the B key to
activate the Brush tool, choose a brush variant, then paint
over the Shape's path and your brush stroke appears on a new Layer
above the Shape.
© 2007, Jinny Brown
February 19, 2007
last modified December 11, 2007