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How do I draw/paint a line from one point to another?

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Is there a line tool in AP? All I want to do is draw/paint a straight line from one point to another. Maybe extend the line as needed?

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If you click with the brush tool, then press down shift and click elsewhere, it draws a straight line between the two points, If you hold down shift, it keeps drawing straight lines between the points, like a polygon tool.

 

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Or you could use the Pen tool to draw a path and rasterise it afterwards,

 

With the Pen tool, you have a choice of drawing modes,

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and the added benefit that you can snap the line to the grid and can edit the path later (until you rasterise it).


Windows PCs. Photo and Designer, latest non-beta versions.

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1 hour ago, toltec said:

and the added benefit that you can snap the line to the grid and can edit the path later (until you rasterise it).

 

 

A further added extra benefit of doing it with the pen tool is that once you've drawn your path, you can duplicate its Curves layer and hide the duplicate, before rasterising the original. Then you can always go back and change the line/path later if you want to.


Affinity Photo 1.6.7, Affinity Designer 1.6.1

Various betas

macOS 10.14

MacBook Air

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3 hours ago, h_d said:

A further added extra benefit of doing it with the pen tool is that once you've drawn your path, you can duplicate its Curves layer and hide the duplicate, before rasterising the original. Then you can always go back and change the line/path later if you want to.

Or just don't rasterize the path.


Affinity Photo 1.7.1, Affinity Designer 1.7.1, Affinity Publisher 1.7.1; macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 iMac (27-inch, Late 2012); 2.9GHz i5 CPU; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M; 8GB RAM
Affinity Photo 1.7.1.143 & Affinity Designer 1.7.1.1 for iPad; 6th Generation iPad 32 GB; Apple Pencil; iOS 12.3.1

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