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This is driving me nuts.

This is what I want to do: Draw a long curve that starts in one diameter or point size and ends in a smaller one. period

either there is a way in Photoshop to set a brush so that it starts as 60 pixels diameter brush and tappers off (not fade) into a 20 pixel stroke

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In illustrator, set up so that my stroke starts as a 20pt line and ends in a 10 pt line.

This seems very simple and basic to me but I cant figure out if it can even be done!?
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This is driving me nuts.

This is what I want to do: Draw a long curve that starts in one diameter or point size and ends in a smaller one. period

either there is a way in Photoshop to set a brush so that it starts as 60 pixels diameter brush and tappers off (not fade) into a 20 pixel stroke

or
In illustrator, set up so that my stroke starts as a 20pt line and ends in a 10 pt line.

This seems very simple and basic to me but I cant figure out if it can even be done!?


See the link below for a step by step guide. You can create a 20pt stroke, convet to outline and pinch the end to 10pt before using that shape as your new brush. To help ensure a smooth applicacation I woudl add a few abchor points after creating the new shape for the brush, it helps the curve stick to the shape your applying the brush to. If the line to be tapered is too complex it will always look a little off though. CS5 apperently has the a real tapered stoke finction that will greatly simplify this task.

http://veerle.duoh.c...in_illustrator/

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Ahhh, thanks a million David.
Jean-Louis Rheault
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