Questions about the tools used for applying paint to a canvas. Digitally, a brush refers to a tool designed to mimic the application of color similar to traditional media. This often results in soft edges or specific "tip" shapes used to apply value or hue to pixels.

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Avoiding overlapping strokes on illustrator (Please help, i've been looking for days!!) [on hold]

I've created a 7 point art brush for a stroke on a pattern but as the path is on the centre of the stroke there is an overlap when the shapes intersect. The art brush is black on the sides and white ...
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Critique: Veins on Flower

I'm taking a jump into some digital painting and struggling with getting more defined lines to look right. I'm basing it entirely on this Flower from Unsplash.com and have been using the 3 Basic ...
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Is it possible to create a 100% opaque, greyscale brush in photoshop CC?

I have a greyscale image of a leaf that I'd like to use as a brush. I want it to stay greyscale to preserve the variations in the leaf. I define it as a brush preset, however when I use the brush, ...
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Is there any way to have pen pressure without a tablet for photoshop CC 2014 32 bit?

I want to know is there any way to simulate pen pressure for photoshop without a tablet? a plugin? some sort of brush? can someone link me a tutorial or something. if not, any really cheap tablets out ...
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What would be the best method to join 2 LED light trails in photoshop

For some context the blue lines on the picture below are a rudimentary version of what I would like to achieve. I have tried using the stamp tool, but it is agonizingly slow and results in very ...
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Illustrator art brush corner problem

I created a brush because I needed the terminals of my line had angles. But the brush is generating some kind of thorn in the corners, when the brush option "Do not adjust corners and folds" is ...
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Illustrator: calligraphic brush is blotchy/inconsistent [duplicate]

When using a basic round fixed diameter brush, many of my letters, particularly those with small or narrow loops, look blotchy (see image below). Is it an Illustrator setting or just my cheap tablet ...
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Is there anyway to revers the anchors order in any path?

Is there anyway to revers the anchors order in any path? I don't want to redraw the path again. I want to change the starting anchor point from the starting point of any path to its end. reversing the ...
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How do I create a line pattern from smaller to larger lines? [duplicate]

I want to be able to create a fill with a "gradient" created from lines of different thicknesses; such as in the image. I'm using this for a large scale project so I would like this to be in some kind ...
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How do I make scratchboard/etching effects?

I'm having a hard time grasping how to get the same brush stroke with the right proportion of space in between like in this image (Marilyn). I'm sure it wasn't free handedly drawn with a brush tool, ...
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GIMP: Stroke Path along single points

What I need: to draw different sets of icons in the same points of the picture (with the purpose of drawing different network schemes with the same structure). There are A LOT OF Points. Therefore I ...
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Apply a brush on a path in Photoshop CS6

Hy. I want to create something like this: using path. I want to draw a line in fact and on that line I want to apply a rainbow effect like this one. Some time I want to have 2 colors in the ...
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How do I find a certain brush?

In Adobe Photoshop I always use the default brush, but then I clicked something by accident and now it has changed with no easy way to change back. Can someone help me?
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Preventing adding up of colors for multiple brush strokes

This is somewhat a newbie question, but I couldn't find any solution. While painting, if I lift up the brush and start painting again, colors start adding up at intersections. This makes it hard to ...
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In photoshop, is there a way to inverse the effect of brush pressure opacity?

If this is possible, then I could have a brush stroke, with brush pressure size turned on, that starts out small and at full opacity and then becomes larger with less opacity as pressure is increased. ...
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Is there a way to switch to a brush preset in Photoshop but keep the current brush size?

I'd like to keep my current brush size when switching between Photoshop brush presets. Is there a way to do this?
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Adobe Illustrator - how to prevent the “Eraser Tool” from changing the target brushes' size?

I am running Adobe Illustrator 2014, Release 2014.0.0 18.0.0 (x64). I'm using a custom brush with these settings: Whenever I draw a (pressure sensitive) line using my Wacom Intuos Pen & Touch ...
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How to apply a brush transparency over itself in Photoshop?

How to set a brush in Photoshop that have a slightly degree of opacity over itself without lifting the pen, or reaching the same effect in a single path? what I need is to simulate a ballpoint pen ...
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Can you use Photoshop brushes in Illustrator?

Is there a way to download brushes into Adobe Illustrator?
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Stroke won't change in Illustrator

I'm a beginner with Illustrator and I really need help. I created some shapes with the pen tool and then with the brush, but when I switched back to pen tool I couldn't change the stroke. I can't ...
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Brush stroke a path with thin-thick-thin in Photoshop

So i know I can use brush simulate a brush stroke from thin-thick-thin and thick to thin with the fade option . Is there a way to simulate a brush stroke so the path will have thick end points ...
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What is this brush calligraphy font (“free spirit wild heart”)?

Anyone have any idea what font this is? I've looked all over but can't find it anywhere!
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Polygon shape not closing with brush in Illustrator CC

I am having a problem where I create a polygon shape and then apply a brush to it. But what I am getting is one corner is not closed or linked together. I have no idea how to fix this issue. Is there ...
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Photoshop: how to completely to fill an outline drawn with a brush?

I drew an outline and filled the inside of it. But it did't get completely filled: there's a white gap between the stroke and the fill. How can I implement a full fill without this gap? Update: ...
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How to create a triangle/jagged edges on a single border in Adobe Illustrator CS6?

I would like to create a border only on one side of a rectangle. That border would have that modern zigzag stroke that is present on so many websites. Just like on this photo : I've tried creating ...
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Retain original colour in a defined brush preset (alternatively, add colour to a grayscale image based on tone)

In Photoshop (or any other program), is there a way to define a brush from an image and retain the colour of the image in the brush, without it being converted to grayscale (and then becoming monotone ...
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How do I achieve a 'grainy' / 'snow-dusted' effect in Photoshop or Illustrator?

If someone could point me to a tutorial for getting the "grainy" or "snow dusted"-like effect, I would very much appreciate it. Thanks!
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Why do paintbrush loops get thicker at the top in Illustrator?

When I do swirls in Illustrator with the paintbrush tool I often get this result (see image). The loops doesn't get perfectly rounded, instead sometimes some of them gets thicker at the top of the ...
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How do I use the width tool and brushes in Illustrator?

I am following this tutorial on Custom Lettering In one of the steps, it says " Using the Brush Tool (B), with the “Basic” brush; use the Width Tool (Shift+W) to adjust the width of our new path" I ...
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Illustrator: Dividing a stroke/brush from a selected place

I just created a simple object with custom brush as a stroke. Is there a way to divide that stroke in a way that I can choose where the new brush ends and another starts - still surrounding the ...
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How to create a one pixel pencil brush in Gimp?

I have googled this and found a number of answers and videos which all say that this can be done by setting the brush size slider in the brushes panel or brush editor panel. I'm either clicking on ...
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Is there a way to snap the brush to the guidelines in Adobe Illustrator?

In Adobe Illustrator CS5, is there a way to snap the brush to the guidelines? This is the effect I'm aiming to create: I have created my grid and now I want my brush to align or snap to the ...
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Why do [ and ] shortcuts to increase brush size not work consistently?

So I can increase the size of the blob brush and eraser tool with [ and ], but the same shortcut doesn't seem to work consistently with the brush tool. It works with the three small "standard" ...
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Can I predefine brushes with color and size in Gimp?

I sometimes find myself using Gimp the way I would use paper. For example, I want to use blue ink size 1.4, anthracite 2-px pencil and size 20 eraser, to recreate the look of a school notebook. I ...
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Help dealing with heavy Illustrator file

I’ve created a repeat square that uses rasterised vector illustrations, the reason being that placing all the illustrations without rasterising into a repeat square will make the file massive (1gb +) ...
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How to use the duplicate brush in Krita

How do you use the duplicate brush in Krita. I've got an X but can't seem to get further. The manual is not very comprehensive.
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How to create a brush same as the real pen tip in illustrator?

I have a graphic tablet and I need to create two brushes for calligraphy in Adobe illustrator. So I need to create the following brushes: A brush gives the same font of the a real pen such as ...
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Horizontally distribute along path

How can I horizontally distribute objects along a path? Blend and Brushes don't work for me because they distribute objects evenly according to the distance along the path. I began by using the Blend ...
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Which brush to use for creating art like in the videogame “Braid”?

I'm really impressed with the artwork in Braid so I'd like to learn how to do similar stuff in Photoshop. I have tried around with the brushes but haven't quite figured out how to get the same ...
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Pattern brush scale menu greyed out

So I'm pretty noobish when it comes to Illustrator, but I can't tell what I'm doing wrong here. I've got this pattern brush on a path, and the path has some Width Points set on it, but I can't select ...
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How to put brushes in a set?

When I click on the little settings wheel in my brush panel there are various brushes listed on the bottom. 'Basic Brushes', 'Dry Media Brushes' and so on. I'd like to put brushes that I download or ...
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Can one create a scalable brush in Photoshop?

Imagine if I'm drawing an image using brushes. Is there by any chance, possible to use the brushes as a vector and resize/transform them, without losing data? For instance; if you draw a tree in with ...
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How to create/imitate a crack in a picture in Photoshop

How can I add crack to a picture in Photoshop cs5 (with or without using custom brushes) like the one below? I tried with brushes, but it didn't look realistic.
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Custom square brush defaults to circular?

I recently learned to create custom brushes by selecting an area and using the "custom brush by selection" option. What I'm trying to do is make a square brush with a slight tilt to it (I'm using ...
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Why is the paint brush painting in a particular layer style?

I was trying to clean up the bottom of this bitmap bookmark by replacing blurry (i.e. Between black and the main grey color) pixels with the main grey color of the bokmarks. I selected paint brush, ...
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Airbrushing flames in photoshop?

I would like to achieve an effect in Photoshop that involves airbrushing flames, similar to what is done in this video: However, I can't figure out a way to mask the canvas from part of the brush ...
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Stroke a path from thick to thin

I manage to stroke a path so that the brush goes thin -> thick -> thin along a path. Thing is though that I want the stroke to go thick -> thin, meaning I want the stroke to start at its thickest and ...
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PS CS6: brush/cursor: Can't change from crosshair to precise when too small brush size

The problem is that when I'm using small enough brush, it seems I can't have anything else than a crosshair. For example, if I'm using brush of size 4px and I'm in 25% zoom. Nothing wrong with ...
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Can I change the pressure amount of a brush line –drawn by mouse pen- after I drew it?

I am using Illustrator for doing some calligraphy, and I am not really experienced with this program. I am using a mouse pen with pressure to draw/write calligraphy. My question is: Can I change the ...
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Photoshop tablet issue: Fade in Brush Presets doesn't stay selected

I'm using Photoshop CS6. I discovered recently the Fade preset for brushes and wanted to try it out. So I select Fade in "Shape Dynamics" and set number of steps to 120, but the stroke showing in ...