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How to draw multiple lines in a circular format in photoshop cs5? For reference, the green bars in the background is what I wish to achieve.

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Maybe there's a better forum; even doesn't seem quite right for "how do I use an Adobe application?" kind of question, but it seems more likely to know than SO... – sarnold Mar 24 '11 at 10:55
you can do it in Illustrator – sdadffdfd Mar 24 '11 at 11:05
Yea, but I already have my file in photoshop, can I transfer it over to illustrator and edit it there? – mudflap Mar 24 '11 at 11:08
Sun Rays Brush For everyone, looking to do this faster. – mudflap Mar 24 '11 at 15:12
If the problem is solved you could accept the answer that suits you. – Merstzik Mar 24 '11 at 21:13

You do it by drawing multiple parallel lines with spaces in between and then use filter->distort->polar coordinates->rectangular to polar

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Should all the line be on the same layer? – mudflap Mar 24 '11 at 11:14
@Merstzik Hey, that's not how I'm looking to do it. I've posted a link for reference. – mudflap Mar 24 '11 at 11:18
yes they should. What is more it's better to avoid having this lines to touch the left and right edge of the workspace. – Merstzik Mar 24 '11 at 11:21
@Merstzik I did what you asked me to do, but the result is not how I'm want it to be. – mudflap Mar 24 '11 at 11:25
for reference: before and after – Merstzik Mar 24 '11 at 11:27

Sun Rays Brush For everyone, looking to do this faster.

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nice alternative for those lazy ones ;). That really helps having even rays - which I always had a problem of. – Merstzik Mar 24 '11 at 20:23

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