The Free-Throw Arc
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But you need two lines to create the free throw arc. Since we used 18" to measure the inside line, and our court lines were 1" wide around the room, I just needed to repeat the process with 19" tick marks. Before long, I had two parallel rows of tick marks creating the shape I needed. Taking small strips of tape (about 2" a piece) start placing along your marks lining the inside of the tape with inner row of the arch. Gently curve each piece as you lay it in place and overlap slightly with the last piece before laying down a new one...this ensures the paint won't bleed and helps keep a consistent line to paint later.
My best advise is to be patient at this stage...accurately laying your tape lines will give you great results and will give you plenty of practice for the next phase, the 3 point line.
The 3-Point Line
Following the same steps as before, make your 'tick marks' with your sharpie. Be patient, measure twice when in doubt, and try to listen to music to tatke your mind off how boring this step is :)
If you measured correctly and took your time, your court will start looking like the photo below. Congratulations, the hard part is truly over! You'll see I also blocked in the standing marks along the free throw line. If you've followed along the taping portion of this tutorial is complete. Next up, Time for paint!