Hello, nice to meet you again!

In this part, I will guide you through one of the most encountered problems: REDRAWING LINES.

There are many suitable tools for redrawing lines, such as:

  • Brush (B)
  • Pen Tool (P)
  • Line Tool (U)
  • Polygonal Lasso Tool (L)

There are still some more but I will only cover the usage of those four listed above, they are usually more than enough for you to finish the redraws.

Now then, let’s start!

1. Brush (shortcut key: Bclick here for image)

Brush is a simple yet powerful tool. It is the most suitable, fastest tool for drawing straight lines, speed lines and connecting lines.

So how do we use brush effectively?

Here’s the procedure:

  1. Find the start point
  2. Left click on it
  3. Hold Shift
  4. Find the end point
  5. Left click on it

or Left click, then Hold Shift, then Hold Left click for drawing horizontal & vertical lines only

Check out this GIF below for better understanding:

 

2. Pen Tool (shortcut key: P, click here for image)

Pen Tool is recommended for drawing curve, arc, circle, etc (not straight lines in general).

Here’s the procedure:

  1. Left click on start point
  2. Left click on end point
  3. Left click on the pen tool path, where you want to be curved (call this middle-point)
  4. Hold Ctrl, Drag & Drop the middle-point to adjust the curve
  5. Right click > choose Stroke Path > choose Brush > press OK (you should have set the right size for brush before stroking path).
  6. After that, you can either Right click > Delete Path or hide the path for later use by pressing Ctrl + H.

 

or

  1. Left click on start point
  2. Hold Left click on end point (don’t drop the left click button)
  3. Drag, Rotate to get the curve you want
  4. Right click > choose Stroke Path > choose Brush > press OK (you should have set the right size for brush before stroking path) or switch to Brush and press Enter.
  5. After that, you can either Right click > Delete Path or hide the path for later use by pressing Ctrl + H.

 

Check out this GIF below for some advanced stuff:

3. Line Tool (shortcut key: U, click here for image)

Line Tool is extremely useful for redrawing speed lines.

If you don’t know what speed lines are, imagine redraw something like this: 

However, you will need an appropriate setting for it to work properly.

This tutorial will give you the shortcut straight to that setting without figuring it out yourself.

Adjust your Line Tool setting like this:

These settings give your lines a fading effect the end so they look similar to original speed lines from raws.

The Length parameter can be adjusted between 3000% to 5000%.

Weight parameter can be adjusted depending on the weight of the speed lines you want to draw.

After that, just drag and drop to draw speed lines.

4. Polygonal Lasso Tool (shortcut key: L, click here for image)

Polygonal Lasso Tool is pretty easy to use. It helps you create selection, allows you to either fill the selection or stroke it with color, pattern, gradient, etc.

Check out this GIF below for better understanding: 

Alright, that’s the end of part 2, stay tuned for part 3 about tips and tricks aka cheat codes of redrawing

For practicing purpose, check out this folder.

It contains pages with all the materials I have covered so far as well as tutorial videos to help you solve any possible problems.

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