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Lesson 5. Using Points and Paths > Drawing Dashed Lines

Drawing Dashed Lines

FreeHand contains several dashed lines that you can use in your drawings. Changing a line to a dashed line is not difficult as long as you know where to look. The Dash pop-up menu is on the Object panel. You select a line, select the Stroke property on the Object panel, and then choose one of the dash patterns from the pop-up menu. If you need to, you can edit the dash patterns. You will modify one of the dash patterns in this exercise to create the bike chain.

1.
Use the Bezigon tool to draw a line for the chain. Change the stroke width to 1 point. On the Object panel, select the Stroke property and then select the first dash pattern from the Dash pop-up menu.

The line you drew changes to the selected dashed pattern.

2.
Hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) and select the dash pattern again from the pop-up menu.

The Dash Editor appears displaying the setting for the current dash pattern.

Note

The Dash Editor dialog box appears after you release the mouse button.

3.
Change the first On value to 5 and the first Off value to 3. Click OK.

Your line changes to reflect those settings. You have not changed the pattern in the pop-up menu; you just changed the dash pattern for your line.

4.
Save your file.

You can close this file for now. You will use it again in the section “Using the Pen Tool.”


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