Creating a Curve or Arc
For Version 6
A few days ago I received an e-mail from an individual
by the name of Nawin Singh.
The request was how to create this specific example. So, you can thank
Nawin for sparking the generation of this tutorial. Some of you may
be interested in visiting Nawin's Web site, "The
Having said the above, there are various ways to create
arcs or curves. Hopefully, this specific method is one of the easier
ways by using a vector object that can be, later, turned into a raster
- Create a new image
. Set the
image type to " ." Note: the background color is of no significance,
unless you happen to have the foreground the same color.
- Create a new vector layer
. Or, you can use the layer palette to create the
- Select the Preset Shape tool
and create an ellipse that's filled.
- Select the Vector Object Selection tool
and then select "Node Edit" from Tool Options
palette. Or, right click on the ellipse and select "Node Edit"
from the menu selection.
Ellipse with "Node Edit" selected
- Select the top node point by clicking on it
and then make the "node type" symmetrical
Top "node" point selected
- With the "top node" still selected,
pull it downward to form the arc or curve. Pull on one end of the
path to adjust the contour of the shape.
Arc or curved formed with contour adjusted
- Now quit "node edit" to see the rendered
vector arc or curve.
Rendered vector arc or curve
- If you wish, you can change the perspective
of this shape by using the node points to orient the shape into the
desired perspective. Otherwise, you're pretty much done. Additionally,
you can convert the vector layer into a raster layer
or use the Layer palette to make the conversion
to raster layer.
Perspective changed by rotating and moving
the node points
PSP Image File