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How To Create Straight Diagonal Lines

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by dcristo, Jun 21, 2010.

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    I'm using Photoshop 7 if that helps.
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    Is there a simple way to create a smooth diagonal line? (45 degrees)
     
    dcristo, Jun 21, 2010 IP
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  2. MrPeters

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    Hold the shift key while drawing a line if I'm right it keeps the lines straight that way ;)
     
    MrPeters, Jun 22, 2010 IP
  3. dcristo

    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    #3
    I'm a PS noob but I knew that :) I was hoping there was an easy way to do that but make it diagonal at the same time. I think I have figured it out. Do a straight line with the shift key and then rotate the canvas 45 degrees.
     
    dcristo, Jun 22, 2010 IP
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    Hmm I don't get it?
    You could just hold shift while drawing a diagonal line and because you hold the shift key it's a smooth line.
    You can do this with the pentool or the polygonal lasso tool
     
    MrPeters, Jun 22, 2010 IP
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    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    Funny you mention that. I always thought you could do it that way, but for some reason it wasn't working for me today, I would try and make a diagonal line while holding down the shift key but it would always revert to a straight line.
     
    dcristo, Jun 22, 2010 IP
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    Hmm strange :O it works for me, oh well I guess rotating the canvas isn't that bad haha just takes a little bit more time
     
    MrPeters, Jun 22, 2010 IP
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    See I told you that you were dumb enough to be a moderator here.
     
    Babe, Jul 8, 2010 IP
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    Holding shift should allow you to create straight lines horizontally, vertically and diagonally. If, for some reason PS7 doesn't do diagonally, then create a straight line, and on that layer (not rotating the canvas) press Ctrl+T which initiates the Free Transform edit. Up at the top, you'll see a new bar appear with transform options, and there should be a rotate angle option with a box to let you type in the degree. Simply type 45 in there and vwala.

    Note: I haven't used PS7 in years, and i'm not on a computer with PS on it at the moment, so may be a little off.
     
    Piggy, Jul 10, 2010 IP
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    wow i am so knew to this, im sorry i wish i coud help you but i am looking to see what other people say so i can learn from this too
     
    designer-gspr, Jul 12, 2010 IP
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    Use pen tool.Hold Shift and rightclick make a stroke from brush or pencil.
     
    helvetica, Jul 13, 2010 IP
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    I agree, you can use pen tool :)
     
    Rude Patria, Jul 14, 2010 IP
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    I haven't used PS7 in quite some time, but the problem is not really a problem. Every suggestion in this thread will work.
     
    detect2173, Jul 16, 2010 IP
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    Did you have learned previously about how to use the pen tool Sir? you can do so easily with one tool.
     
    Farrel Kim, Aug 4, 2010 IP
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    #14
    actually in photoshop its your own way how to make things like diagonal line.and basically it depends on what method you are comfortable.
     
    ayekaye01, Aug 4, 2010 IP
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    Hi , as many have answered i would also support the holding of shift key while drawing a line as it smooths it. otherwise you can just draw normal line diagonaly.
    Regards :)
     
    rcdesigns, Sep 23, 2010 IP
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    Draw a straight line. Then hold CTRL+T. Then hold Shift, and turn the box to the angle. There you go. =]
     
    Bixbi, Sep 24, 2010 IP
  17. Andrew Marsh

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    To make a straight diagonal line you first need to select the brush tool on the left hand side.

    Once selected, left click once on where you want the diagonal line to start. (**at this stage you should just have something like a dot on screen where you have just clicked**)

    Now move your curse to where you want the diagonal line to finish and then hold shift and left click again, you will now have your diagonal line.

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    Regards
    Andy
     
    Andrew Marsh, May 10, 2014 IP