Dotted Lines Tutorial in Adobe Photoshop

In this Photoshop Tutorial we will learn how to make diamond type effects. You could create those Rap type diamond effects using the noise filter, however this technique creates a more interesting result.

In this Photoshop Tutorial
we will learn how to make diamond type effects. You could create those Rap type
diamond effects using the noise filter, however this technique creates a more
interesting result.

Step 1

Open the brushes Pallete by selecting a brush. (B)

Ctrl/Cmd click on a brush to open the modifier window.

(Open Brushes Palette in CS and CS2)

Step 2

This is the modifier window.

Click the new brush button, so we are modiftying a copy and not the original.

Step 3

Set the spacing for 150% – More to increase the gap between dots

(Photoshop CS and CS2, Click on the brush Tip shape option)

Step 4

To draw a straight line: Click your mouse anywhere, Hold shift and click
again. It will connect the dots, with a nice dotted line.

Step 5

Here is a little example of what is possible with dotted lines.

I created a background and renamed it layer 1. Added a new layer on top
and made some dotted lines.
Then I loaded the selection, selected layer 1, turned off layer 2 and
hit delete.
Then I added a white background and a drop shadow for effect.

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