How to Make a Dotted Line in Illustrator

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Dotted line can be a great material to create unique designs if you know how to use it expertly. Creating a dotted line in Adobe Illustrator is fairly easy.

Here are the basic steps in drawing your own dotted line.

Step 1

Open a new document by clicking on “File” > “New“.

Step 2

The New Document window will pop up, supply all necessary properties then press “OK“.

Step 3

Select the “Line Segment Tool” from the tools on the left side of your window.

Step 4

In your artboard, drag hold-click your mouse until you’ve created a new line.

Step 5

After creating a line segment, select “Window” > “Stroke” to open the Stroke Panel.

Step 6

Once the Stroke Panel has been opened, increase the Stroke weight according to preference. In this example, we are going to set the weight to 10 pt.

Step 7

Select the Round Cap button. This will make our line have a rounded edge.

Step 8

Check the box beside “Dashed Line” and in the field above “Dash” type in “0”. This will make sure that your points won’t be elongated into a dashed line and in the field above “Gap” type in a value that’s more than 2. Note that the larger the value, the bigger space you’ll have between points.

Voila! You’ve now created a dashed line.

And that is how to make a dotted line in Illustrator. Which of these tips would work well on your next post? Leave a comment below to tell us what you’ll be trying out…

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