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Old 02-23-2009, 09:28 AM
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Tracing in PS

Greetings,

I'm using PhotoShop 7 and have the scanned image of a hand-drawn logo. It's a fairly simple sketch that I'd like to trace making the lines the same thichness, but maybe tappering off the ends.

I'd consider myself a Novice PS user, at best. Any advise you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thansk much!
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:18 AM
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Re: Tracing in PS

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Greetings,
I'm using PhotoShop 7 and have the scanned image of a hand-drawn logo. It's a fairly simple sketch that I'd like to trace making the lines the same thichness, but maybe tappering off the ends.
I'd consider myself a Novice PS user, at best. Any advise you could provide would be greatly appreciated.
Thansk much!
bilbert, welcome to RetouchPRO , I hope you will make many new friends and enjoy your visits here!

You would like to trace it to a piece of paper? tape it on the monitor...

To put the lines on a new layer.. select the lines (using any of the selection tools).. Ctrl+J to make a new layer with the lines.. taper them with a mask

Practice Cubed!

PS.. posting a sample would help!

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Old 02-23-2009, 10:22 AM
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Re: Tracing in PS

While you could trace it, it can be hard if you don't have a pen tablet. And it's not very adjustable if you make a mistake.

It may be easier to use the "pen tool" within Photoshop. It can be a little tricky if you have never used it. But, that image will give you some good practice. It is essentially like making a "connect the dots" diagram. You're just defining the dots, usually at critical curvatures. The only additional task is at each dot, click hold and drag out just a bit to add an adjustment line for that dot. Then just release and do the next dot. You can adjust each curve later using those adjustment lines.
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:24 AM
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Re: Tracing in PS

Can you post a copy of it?
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