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D4vew557
10-23-2012, 06:56 PM
Hi there i'm hoping someone can help me.

My plan is to make the arches of this focus look like the are carbon fibre (which i'm still working on) but i cant get it to follow the nice smooth curve of the orginal arch.

http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss119/d4vew557/new%20start/Untitled-1_zps83a9da91.jpg

and as you can see it looks very poor. is there some way to cet nice curves?

kennykro
10-27-2012, 11:10 PM
Are you familiar with the pen tool?

D4vew557
10-29-2012, 05:17 PM
I have had little experience with it. I have used it to get the curve i needed for this arch. Took me hours to get it how i wanted. I think i need to spend more time playing around with it.
any tips welcome

kennykro
10-30-2012, 03:27 PM
Go through some pen tool tutorials.

mglavina
11-04-2012, 02:54 PM
+1 for what Kenny said!

Exactly for what you are doing the pen tool would be appropriate. A really easy way is to just draw the arch with the pen tool making nice curves, connect the lines and then right click > make selection and then you have a curved selection.

Delete/erase the excess CF!