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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where did my default brushes go?

I was working on a logo design for a client in Illustrator CS4 when suddenly the default brushes were no longer there. The brush files are still in place but they do not show up in the brushes panel. ...
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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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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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Saving a single brush to an existing library

Is there a way to save one brush at a time to a library in Illustrator CS5? So far as I've figured out so far, you can clear all-but-one of the brushes out of the default library, load the last ...
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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 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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Creating personal customized set of brushes

Actually there are two questions here. Creating personal customized new set of old brushes, where I want to put different brushes from different sets (like 2 from assorted, 2 from basic etc.) in ...
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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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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 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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What are useful brush dynamics and tool presets in GIMP 2.8?

In previous versions of GIMP only pressure was recognized by the brush tool. It wasn't much but it was simple. The new GIMP 2.8 introduces an all new brush dynamics system with a ton of customization ...
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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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Recreating pencil hatching in Illustrator

I’m trying to take a friend’s pencil-and-paper design and recreate it in Illustrator for use in a poster we are creating together. She’s proficient (away from the computer) and it’s my job to get her ...
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Coloring individual parts in a brush

How do I colour each individual ribbon like the finished preview for these brushes? From DeviantArt:
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Ink in water Photoshop

how can I best replicate an ink-in-water effect in Photoshop CS6? I'm guessing the best way is most probably to use brushes. The following image is a good example of what I wan't to achieve: ...
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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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Permanent Marker Brushes for Photoshop

I'm looking for a way to simulate a permanent marker in Photoshop. All I have been able to find are pre-drawn brush strokes of circles, strokes etc. (Permanent Brush), but not a permanent marker brush ...
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Make stroke path tips fading fading on both tips in Photoshop

how could i achieve to have a brush like the one in the picture with both tips fading? I checked in the brush window but I could only affect (alpha and size) the ending tip of the brush stroke..
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Running ink effect in illustrator

I'd like to create the effect of ink running similar to how it's been used in the example below. But I'd like to do it in vector. Anybody got some great brushes that might work?
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How to create a geometric pattern stroke in Illustrator (with some constraints)?

I want to make the stroke to the left (the green part counts): All I can come up with is a pattern stroke to the right, but as you can see it is just not right. Every second corner will not align ...
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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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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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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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Custom PS brush that allows hardness settings

As the title says: How can I create a custom brush that allows me to use "hardness" settings? As far as I've come searching the net, I haven't found any tutorial or how-to.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...