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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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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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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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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'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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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): ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...


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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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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. :) ...


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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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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 ...


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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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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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The typical look of permanent markers comes from the change in pressure, fading, streaks and bleed (from turns and slower streaks). This is hard to recreate in an authentic way and often simply done on paper and then scanned. Pages full of different strokes and attempts are not uncommon and actually not that time-consuming. My guess is you want to have a ...


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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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Original Comment: Plugging in the tablet doesn't really mean anything, there's still a driver installed. Wacom's latest Mac drivers have had issues, if you're on a Mac. I can't reproduce your problems, but I've got an Intuos 5 so the driver is different. Since posting this Wacom has released a new driver (6.3.6w) which seems to operate much better for me ...


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You can use the Width Tool to adjust the thickness of a stroke (and some brushes) on a path:


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Step by step, assuming you have used Photoshop: Create a new layer, and draw an irregular line using the brush tool. Zoom in and play with the line's opacity (you can delete or opaque certain parts), apply some smudge and also some shadows using blending styles. Alternative, you can use a crack brush such as this one: The 'making it realistic' part ...


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Make a straight square brush. Then in the Brush Panel, rotate the brush how you want it. You can do this, then save a Brush Preset which will remember the angle. So, with one straight square brush, you could create 90 different presets based purely on the angle of the square. *90 presets because opposing angle would all look the same. 360/4 = angles ...


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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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Ok do this: Make a line about the length of the ZigZag size you need(use the line tool or pen tool). Make sure to put a color on the Stroke or Fill of the line before the next step. Go to Effect > Distort & Transform > ZigZag Click the preview checkbox and adjust the Size and Ridges per Segment sliders until satisfied. Once you've hit OK you'll have ...


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Use flow rather than opacity. With opacity, you don't get any buildup without a separate stroke; flow will let you build opacity within the same brush stroke.


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Scotts answer is not exactly true. Yes, you can only fade out the end, if you want to draw freely, but in this case you can replicate this effect without a tablet. And this is how you do it: Create a path to follow along with the stroke Set the brush options you want to be affected to pen pressure. Change to the path or the direct selection tool (A) ...



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