Adjusting The Roundness Of The Corners
The On-Canvas Controls can also be used to adjust the roundness, or radius, of the shape’s corners, although this feature depends on which shape tool was used.
With the Rectangle Tool or the Rounded Rectangle Tool , all four corners can be adjusted at once, or a single corner can be rounded independently. But other shapes, like those drawn with the Triangle or Polygon Tool, are limited to a single control that affects all corners at the same time. And the Ellipse Tool and Line Tool do not allow rounded corners at all.
The radius controls are the small circles just inside the corners:
Rounding all corners at once
For rectangle and square shapes that have a radius control in each corner, drag any of the controls to round all four corners at the same time and by the same amount:
Rounding a single corner independently
To adjust a single corner without affecting the others, press and hold the Alt / Option key on your keyboard and drag the corner’s radius control.
However, if you know the exact radius value you need for the corner, then instead of dragging with the On-Canvas Controls, you can enter the exact value in Photoshop’s Properties panel, which we’ll look at next:
Two: Dividing The Circle
Using your ruler, draw a light line vertically through the exact middle of the circle until both ends touch the circle. The small indent your compass needle made will help you find the exact middle. You can use the top or bottom edge of your paper to make sure the line is completely vertical. This is done by simply lining up one of the non-measuring edges of the ruler with the top or bottom edge of the paper. Once this is done, divide the line into three equal sections using light hash marks or dots. . This should produce two marks on the line, the first mark and the second mark.
How To Draw A Star From The Letter A: Finished Drawing
How to draw a star from the letter A: finished outline drawing
To clean up the drawing, erase the guidelines in the middle. And if you feel like it, you can give your star a nice happy face!
How to draw a star from the letter A: finished drawing coloured-in
As a final step, you can colour in the star. Ours is a nice dark yellow, which shines bright on a dark blue night sky.
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Draw Multiple Objects As A Grid
When using frame-creation tools such as the Rectangle tool or Type tool, you can create a grid of equally spaced frames by using modifier keys.
Select a tool that lets you draw a frame.
Begin dragging. While still holding down the mouse button,do any of the following actions:
Press the Left andRight Arrow keys to change the number of columns. Press the Up andDown Arrow keys to change the number of rows.
Hold down Ctrl or Command and press arrowkeys to change the spacing between the frames.
Release the mouse button.
If you want to use the arrow keys to change the number of sidesor star inset while using the Polygon tool, press the Spacebar whileholding down the mouse button.
Drawing Shapes With The Other Shape Tools
At this point, we’ve covered most of the basics for drawing shapes in Photoshop. We know where to find the various shape tools in the toolbar, and we’ve looked at the options in the Options Bar, like choosing a fill and stroke color, which are mostly the same for each tool. We know how to draw shapes by clicking and dragging in the document, how to edit the shapes using the new On-Canvas Controls, and how to edit the Live Shape properties in the Properties panel.
But since the only shape tool we’ve used so far is the Rectangle Tool, let’s finish off this tutorial with a quick look at Photoshop’s other geometric shape tools. I won’t repeat everything that’s the same with each tool and that we’ve already covered. Instead, we’ll focus mostly on their differences.
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How To Draw Shapes With The Shape Tools
So now that we’ve gone through the options in the Options Bar, let’s look at how to draw different kinds of shapes using Photoshop’s various shape tools. We’ll start with the Rectangle Tool which draws simple four-sided shapes. I’ll show you all the ways to use the Rectangle Tool, but much of what we’ll cover applies to the other shape tools as well.
Setting Up The Document
You can follow along with me by creating a new Photoshop document. From the Home Screen, click the Create New button:
Or from the Menu Bar, go up to the File menu and choose New:
Then in the New Document dialog box, choose the Default Photoshop Size preset and click Create:
When the new document opens, zoom the canvas to the 100 percent view by going up to the View menu in the Menu Bar and choosing 100%:
And our document is ready for us to draw some shapes:
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Specify The Corner Radius Of Arounded Rectangle
Thecorner radius determines the roundness of the rectangles corners.You can change the default radius for all new rectangles, and youcan change the radius for individual rectangles as you draw them.
To change the default corner radius, choose Edit;>Preferences;>General or Illustrator;>Preferences;>General , and enter a new value for Corner Radius. Alternatively, select the Rounded Rectangle tool, click in the document window, and enter a new value for Corner Radius. The default radius applies only to new rounded rectangles you draw, not to existing rounded rectangles.
To change the corner radius while dragging with the Rounded Rectangle tool, press the Up Arrow key or Down Arrow key. When the corners are the desired roundness, release the key.
To create square corners while dragging with the Rounded Rectangle tool, press the Left Arrow key.
To create the most rounded corners while dragging with the Rounded Rectangle tool, press the Right Arrow key.
You can’t change the corner radius after youve drawn a rounded rectangle. If you feel that you might need to change the corner radius, draw a normal rectangle and choose Effect>Convert to Shape>Rounded Rectangle and specify the rounded rectangle parameters. To change the corner radius or other parameters, modify the effect parameters in the Appearance panel.
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Draw A Center Line Then A Circle
For this Instrucatble, I used a graphics editor in an image 800×800. But for your star or stars, you’ll simply decide, based on your project, how big you need the star to be. The largest I have ever made is on a 4.5″ radius for a Captain America shield, but you can go as big or small as you need.
First: find center of your circle and draw a center line through it at least the length of the diameter of the size you need for your star. A little big is better.
Second: draw the circle of the radius size for your star.
How To Draw A Shape At An Exact Size
If you know the exact size that the shape needs to be, then instead of clicking and dragging, simply click in the document and release your mouse button.
The Create Rectangle dialog box opens where you can enter an exact width and height for the shape, in pixels. And note that while the dialog box currently says “Create Rectangle” because I’m using the Rectangle Tool, this trick can be used with any shape tool to draw the shape at an exact size:
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What Is The Christmas Star
This winter solstice, 21st December, the two largest planets Jupiter and Saturn appeared closer together in the sky then they have for some 800 years. It was rumoured that they will be so close that they will look like one bright star. There is some debate about this but whether they will or not depends on where you are in the world, how good your eyesight is and the weather conditions. If you have poor eyesight, you may well see them as one bright star, and due to the time of year, its no surprise that people are calling it a Christmas Star. Last night was overcast where I live and the best night for seeing the stars during this conjunction may turn out to be Christmas Eve.
So what was the original Christmas Star? Some believe that the unusually large bright star referred to in the Bible that appeared at Jesus birth was a conjunction of planets. But that is just one of a number of theories. We dont know the year of Jesus birth or even the time of year for sure.
5. Draw a line connecting the two crosses.
6. Place the point of your compass in the centre of your circle and draw two more arcs as shown below.
7. Place the point of your compass on the intersection of the horizontal line with the left-hand side of the circle and draw to more arcs that cross with the previous two.
8. Join the two crosses you have just created with a second vertical line. This line runs parallel to the original vertical line.
How To Draw A Star From The Letter A: Sketching
Step 1: Draw an upside-down V
We start our star drawing with an upside down letter V. Draw two lines at angle from the same point. Have a look at the picture, and try to keep the angle between the lines about the same as shown here.
Draw the lines just lightly, as parts of these will be just a guideline which we will want to erase later.
Step 2: Make the V into A
Draw the next line horizontal and place it about two thirds up our upside-down V. The line is the same length as the other two lines. The result looks a bit like the letter A now.
Step 3: Draw the final two sides of the star
In this step, we connect both ends of the horizontal line to the opposite bottom leg of our A letter to complete our star drawing.
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In This Drawing Tutorial You Will Learn How To Draw A Star Here I Will Be Showing The Process Of Drawing A Five
This guide on how to draw a star will be very useful for young artists because it will help them learn how to create straight lines. In addition, it will help them learn how to create proportional patterns.
To learn how to do this, you need to draw a star without the help of a ruler or other devices. If at some point you make a mistake, then just erase the lines and redraw it again.
To check the proportionality of your drawing of a star, you can look at it through a mirror or move some distance from the sheet of paper.
So, grab all the art supplies you need in front of you, and lets get started!
How to Draw a Star
These two lines should look like the letter A without a center horizontal line.
Draw the diagonal line first, then the horizontal line. All lines must be the same length.
Let me remind you that you can check the proportionality of your drawing by looking at it in the mirror.
Also try to find all possible proportion mistakes and correct them.
I decided to paint my star drawing yellow, but you can of course choose any other color.
It was a star drawing tutorial, or more precisely, a five-pointed star. You can use this knowledge to draw, for example, a starry sky or a Christmas tree.
How To Draw A Star With One Line
Our second method to draw a star is a lot of fun. We will learn to draw a star with a single line. The line changes directions a few times but you do not lift the pencil as you draw. This is a great way to quickly draw a number of stars where each ends up slightly different. They are great for filling up the night skies in your drawings.
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How To Draw A Star Video
To reinforce her newly acquired skills, I often get her to teach what shes learned to someone else. ;I find this really helps her retain what she has learned and is a great learning tool in itself. ;And sometimes we do that on a video. ;
Heres a 2 minute video of my 4 year olds tutorial on how to draw a star:
Changing The Shape’s Width And Height
The Width and Height fields in the Options Bar let you adjust the size of your shape after you’ve drawn it. So click and drag out your shape . And then if needed, you can adjust the shape’s size by entering specific values into the Width and Height fields.
However, it’s easier to just ignore these Width and Height options in the Options Bar because later on, I’ll show you how to adjust the shape’s width, height and more using Photoshop’s Properties panel:
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Path Operations Path Alignment And Path Arrangement
The next three icons after the Width and Height fields hold options that I’ll cover in more detail in a separate tutorial.
But clicking on the first icon, Path Operations, opens a list of ways to combine two or more shapes into a larger or more complex shape. The default setting, New Layer, draws a separate and independent shape each time:
The next icon, Path Alignment, opens all the ways to align or distribute multiple shapes. The Align To option at the bottom lets you switch between aligning shapes to a selection or to the canvas:
And the third icon, Path Arrangement, holds commands for moving the selected shape above or below the other shape that it’s combined with, similar to moving layers above or below each other in the Layers panel:
How To Draw A Broken Line In Photoshop
Ok, but how do you draw a broken line in Photoshop? You can use the same method for this purpose. If you click first, and then press Shift, youll draw an individual straight line. But if you keep holding Shift and click again, the end point of the previous line will become the start point of the new one. So, remember the order: click and press Shift for a separate line, press Shift and click for a continuous broken line.
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Draw A Rectangle Or Circle
On the Home tab, in the Tools group, click the arrow next to Rectangle, and then do one of the following:
To draw a rectangle, select the Rectangle tool.
To draw a circle or oval, select the Ellipse tool.
Drag to draw the shape on the drawing page.
To return to regular editing, in the Tools group, click the Pointer tool.
On the Home tab, in the Tools group, click the arrow next to Rectangle, and then do one of the following:
To draw a straight line, select the Line tool.
To draw an irregular shape, select the Freeform tool.
To draw a curved line, select the Arc tool.
To draw the first segment, point to where you want to start the shape, and then drag until the segment is the size that you want.
After you draw the segment, the shape displays vertices .
To draw the second segment, point to the vertex of the first segment, and then drag.
To draw additional segments, point to the vertex at the end of the last segment that you added, and then drag to draw the next segment.
Note:;To undo a segment, press Ctrl+Z. Segments are deleted in the reverse order in which they were drawn.
To close the shape, drag the endpoint of the last segment that you create over the vertex at the beginning of the first segment. The shape becomes opaque, which indicates that it is a closed shape.
To return to regular editing, on the Home tab, in the Tools group, click the Pointer tool .
The Stroke Type Alignment And More
For even more stroke options, click the Stroke Options drop-down box:
And from here, you can set the stroke Type to either a Solid, Dashed or Dotted line. Or change the stroke’s Alignment to either Inside, Outside or Centered on the outline of the shape.
You can also change the Cap Type or Corner Type if needed:
But wait, there’s more. Clicking the More Options button:
Opens a separate dialog box where you can create your own custom dashed line, and save your settings as a preset.
But since we’re only covering the basics in this tutorial , I’ll click Cancel to close the dialog box:
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