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Basically it blocks 50% of what is left behind, as opposed to being a pure 50% opacity in a additive way. Therefore working in an inverse exponential way towards 99.999...% opacity. So laid on top of each other: 1st stroke: 50% 2nd stroke: 75% (50% + 50% of 50%) 3rd stroke: 87.5% (75% + 50% of 25%) 4th stroke: 93.75% (87.5 + 50% of 12.5%) 5th stroke: 96....


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Each stroke is moving 50% from the current color towards the brush color. The formula would be 100% * (1 - (brush opacity ^ number of strokes)). So going from white to black, you will have: 50% gray 75% gray 87,5% gray 93,75% gray 96,875% gray 98,4375% gray ...etc, slowly moving towards black. I.e, you'll never actually truly reach full opacity, but at ...


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Yes there is. Obscure question but I was till able to google it. Here is how you do it. If your path is open: Select the pen tool (P) Click the last anchor of the path. The order will be reversed If your path is closed: If the path is a compound path, skip to step 4 Select the path with the Selection Tool (black arrow, V) Click on menu->object->...


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As of GIMP 2.8, the way to paint with a 1 pixel brush using the pencil tool is setting the brush size to "1" in the Pencil tool options, when painting, regardless of Brush's shape or native size. In previous GIMP versions, the "pixel" Brush which was an image one pixel in size was available in the UI. It is currently hidden, and available only for scripts ...


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You can't use effects or brushes with entire rectangles. Simply create one side, then draw the other three sides of a rectangle. Create the triangles easily by drawing a path and choosing Effect > Distort & Transform > Zig Zag Choose Object > Expand Appearance Grab the Pen Tool and draw the other three sides of a rectangle.


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I suspect this has to do with the limits of transparency layers. You say that it took 8 x 50% transparency to get 0% transparency. If you have 50% transparency, then 50% of the background colour should be visible through the top layer. If you apply 50% transparency again, then 50% of that NEW background layer should be visible = 50% x 50% = 25% original ...


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Basically you simply need to create the stencil shape on a layer, however is easiest for you. Once you have the stencil layer it's a repeated process.... place location of stencil Command/Ctrl-click the stencil layer thumbnail to load selection Choose Select > Inverse (Command/Ctrl+Shift+I) Paint Deselect (Command/Ctrl+d) repeat It can be made a great ...


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Yes - GIMP can do precisely what you are asking for. As it is a somewhat advanced demand, it is not that easy to find about it - but I think it the functionalities requested are well placed into the program. The Key for what you are asking:i.e. "Is there a way to save a combination of these settings, so that tool, brush tip, size, color and opacity are ...


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You can do this in Photoshop with custom brush you need to define (rectangle shape) and then play with the settings (remember that "roundness" in this case will be thickness of the shape. This is what you could get. In illustrator the easiest way (for me) would be do create few different patterns, fill objects with them, then expand and multiply and ...


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Go to brush panel, Select Shape Dynamics, Select Fade as the Control type of Size Jitter.By increasing the length of the Fade you can control the how quickly it transitions from thickest to thinnest point. Having this approximate the length of the line you are stroking will likely yield best results. Additionally the Minimum Diameter can be set to ensure ...


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This is how to create new customized brush set from old brushes : go to Edit > Preset Manager > select brush from dropdown first load all the brushes which you want to use in your set (like all from assorted,all from basic ) You'll see all the brush now select one by one which you want in your brush set, select brushes (ctrl+click for multi) > ...


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OK I got it to work this way. Select Duplicate Brush from Brushes drop down (Toolbutton Underneath the Tools Menu) You may get an X or you may get a colour dropper icon. Press the Ctrl button to chose the place the place you want to duplicate from Now you can brush in the duplicate area. Just saw Scotts comment which backs this up!


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Ok turns out that the 'Hardness' setting of 1 was the problem... I thought that hardness would affect antialiasing of the edge of the brush, and that a one pixel brush would need to have a hard edge or it would be invisible. It seems that the edge is not within the brush width, but around it, so that a one pixel brush with an edge is three pixels wide ...


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The light modulation on this flower is hellishly hard. You are doing a great job. Honestly you are on the right track, and I don't have as much of a problem as you seem to. One thing you seem to be struggling with is the idea that the veins are separate from the structure. On the lighter petals, especially the central one, you can see that the petals are ...


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There are most definitely many different ways of achieving that effect. Personally I would try creating multiple layers of "smoke". Let's try and find some tutorials for this! Simply searching psd.tutsplus.com for 'smoke' and 'ink in water' turns up a lot of relevant tutorials. Here is one that should help you get there (digital smoke): http://psd.tutsplus....


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The second link is correct. The first link is just a poorly worded or thought out tutorial. The "Basic" option in the Brush Panel is not really a brush at all. In fact, it means... Remove brush strokes from selected paths and reduce to a basic stroke". (Horrible naming or at least placement of the "Basic" option by Adobe.) To use it, you must first ...


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Wouldn't think there's a specific feature for this. Your best bet would be to go back in the "History" panel (Window -» History) to see if you can bring the document back to when you were making the change. I would suspect switching to the brush tool once reverted would give you the brush settings that were active at the time. Can't guarantee it'll work ...


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Go to History section and find it, or try your best Guess for brush name and google it, Also if you are Pro try to create a new one brush for your needs.


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To save the brush size of a preset, you have to enable the " Temporarily save tweaks to presets" check box in the brush editor Assuming you are on the latest version of Krita, Press F5 and then just click on the check-box which says "Temporarily save tweaks to presets" as shown in the image below. This will make sure your tweaks or changes to the brush ...


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Layer styles alter the entire layer. If you do not want layer styles applied while painting, paint on a new layer without any layer styles applied to the layer. EDIT: Layers have internal structures. When you create an element such as type, a shape, vector object, or a brush stroke you start at the level closes to the canvas. Lets call this the painting ...


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When you open raster images, and sometimes PDF files via Illustrator, the files open without any of the stock libraries. This is because the files don't contain the information about the stock libraries, including the brush library. It's exceptionally rare for stock brushes to just "disappear". It's far more common for a user to open a file and simply not ...


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Dynamics presets as standalone are seldom useful. They do make a lot of sense tho when used in full tool presets, so I recommend starting there. There must be something that makes sense for your uses. There are also several preset packs around. You can try them out and learn how they do what they do. :) http://libregraphicsworld.org/blog/entry/gimp-paint-...


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If you can use a scripting environment that can detect bezier intersections, this is very easy to achieve. Unfortunately, Adobe does not include these methods in their scripting toolkit. Instead, I mainly use Scriptographer or Paper.js, but I believe Inkscape can find bezier intersections as well. Here's Mike Kamermans's excellent primer on the math for ...


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I don't believe there is anything you can do to lower the size of files using brushes other than the perhaps to expand (not flatten) the brushes. However, even then you may be dealing with issues due to the number of objects. Illustrator simply chokes once you pass some magical threshold of objects. Perhaps you could simply copy/paste artwork into Photoshop,...


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Let's say you have a layer. This layer has two fills. Your primary fill is blue. Your secondary fill is a gradient, with the angle somewhere between 85 and 60 degrees, from white (or black) 100% to white(or black) 100%. Your secondary fill sits on top of the primary. Apply film grain (or grain, depends on how you'd like your final graphic to look like) on ...


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Next to the opacity is a drop down box labeled "mode:" change that to 'normal'.


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So, indeed this can be considered a path-stroking bug - or at least missing feature. Even if GIMP developers can fix it, a new release with the feature implemented could take months. On the other hand, this kind of thing is more or less easy to do using the script-engines that come along with GIMP. The following 6 lines of code can be pasted as they are in ...


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Creating brushes is really easy : 1: create your brush 2: put a selection round it 3: go to Edit : Define Brush Preset It will be added to bottom of you brushes .


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Not specifically.. but here's a work-around. Draw a path. Apply a brush. Copy New Document Run action "Delete Unused Panel Items" (This is part of the default actions set) Run action "Delete Unused Panel Items" (Yes run it twice) Paste Save As... You'll have only your pasted brush in the saved file. You can speed this up by assigning an F key to ...


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The very basic steps here are: make a new square document. make a new layer create a rectangular selection at center of document such that the width is 100% of document, it's height is about 30%. pick the gradient tool and choose any gradient (pick a preset for now, since this an example) fill the selection with the gradient. make the grade top to ...



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