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.
Open a new document by clicking on “File” > “New“.
The New Document window will pop up, supply all necessary properties then press “OK“.
Select the “Line Segment Tool” from the tools on the left side of your window.
In your artboard, drag hold-click your mouse until you’ve created a new line.
After creating a line segment, select “Window” > “Stroke” to open the Stroke Panel.
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.
Select the Round Cap button. This will make our line have a rounded edge.
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…