How do I create lines like this? (newbie question)

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by DesertFox, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. DesertFox macrumors member

    Nov 25, 2004

    Im wondering how to create lines like this in Illustrator.
    Can those lines also be exported to .eps?

    Thanks in advance!

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  2. decksnap macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2003
    You could do it in photoshop but the best and quickest way would be to do it in Illustrator. Especially based on what it is, you wouldn't even have to draw it with the pen tool, you could just intersect some ellipses.
  3. DesertFox thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 25, 2004

    Thanks. Taking your advice. Im gonna try it out.
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    You could draw some circles and paint in the intersections, or play with the pen tool.
    Sorta kinda, Photoshop will let you save any image to EPS. But between this thread and the other one about the 'k' alteration, I really have to say that Photoshop really isn't made to go where you want to take it. While PS is happy to work with line art, the options for getting anything but a pixel version out of it are severely limited to some interoperability with Illustrator.
  5. DesertFox thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 25, 2004
    Thanks for the replies so far guys.

    Im trying to intersect ovals in Illustrator now. Is there a way to "cut" the shape out of another oval so that i can freely move the shape around and not have to worry about all the different ovals floating around.

  6. decksnap macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2003
    Select both ovals at the same time, make sure they are filled and not stroked, and then press the bottom -left button on this pallette. You may have to ungroup them after that, but this slices them into pieces.

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  7. Jim Campbell macrumors 6502a

    Jim Campbell

    Dec 6, 2006
    A World of my Own; UK
    Personally, I would select both ovals and use Minus Front (second button from left on the top row in the palette illustrated above). This will delete the top oval completely, together with any part of the oval beneath that overlaps.

    Horses for courses, obviously - I just find it tidier.



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