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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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You can easily distribute all the points so the space between them is even. Simply select the points and click the Distribute Horizontal Space button on the Align Panel. You'll then have to manually move the points vertically to meet your line. If you do not see the Distribute Spacing options on the Align panel, Choose Show Options from the Align Panel ...


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I think there are 2 questions here... 1 : Yes you can create scalable brushes in Photoshop within the "Brush" pallet. 2 : All raster images will blur when scaled to a size bigger than they were created at. If you want to ensure this does not happen you are best to create your image as a vector graphic in an application such as Illustrator. Hope this ...


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The best way I know to do this is via DrawScribe, a plug in from www.astutegraphics.com. While you can use the Width Tool within Illustrator to manually adjust, add, or remove, width markers you have to do this on a one-at-a-time basis which can chew up time. Drawscribe allows you to draw path, then alter it's setting via commands after it's drawn. I'd ...


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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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This is a bit of an obvious answer, but if you specifically want to recreate realistic ink splatters as per your example, why not get some black ink, paper and start experimenting, then scan, (auto)trace and recolour?


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Set up a bunch of Brush presets, then choose Save Brushes from the Brush Panel Menu.


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You could probably use something like this as your brush and then lower the flow of the brush down to around 50% and paint.


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You might also want to take a look at Scriptographer. I can't think of any scripts off-hand but it's a good way to get truly randomized (or extremely varied) results to mimic hand work.


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I think part of the problem might be, it looks like you're trying to recreate several effects with just one brush. Looking at your friend's sketch, there are dark blue scribble lines, turquoise scribble lines (might be a quirk of the colouring pencil used, or might be two different pencils), and a smudge that in some places stops smoothly, in others, stops ...



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