Stroking the paths


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Stroking the paths

Now we have our lines of convergence set up on our Paths panel, but they're not usable yet. We need to stroke them. Why can't you use the paths directly, for reference. Number one, you can't see both of the paths for the right and left lines of convergence at the same time. And number two, the paths obscure the workspace so that it's hard to see the painting. By stroking the paths, you'll be able to see both sets of lines at the same time. And by stroking them with different colors, tell them apart. Also, you'll be able to raise and lower the opacity of the lines depending on what part of the castle you're working on.

To stroke the paths, return to the Layers window and make a new layer at the very top above the Smoke layer. And name the layer horizon. Return to the Paths panel. Before you stroke the horizon path, you'll want to choose the proper brush. If you stroke the path without a brush chosen, Photoshop gives you an ugly alias line that will not look attractive in y...

Stroking the paths
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Stroking the paths provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by David Mattingly as part of the Digital Matte Painting Essentials 2: Perspective

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3D + Animation Design
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Photoshop
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