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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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Editing text: How do I turn a single path into a criss-cross stroke in Illustrator?

I can't seem to find a way to turn the single path in the middle of my letters into a scribble, crisscross, multi line stroke like in the orange image, where you get 3 or 4 strokes that converge. Any ...
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Why my Photoshop brushes don't have sharp ends?

This is the actual situation: This is the effect I want:
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Preapply Multiple Strokes to the Pen and Brush Tool in Illustrator consistently

I'm trying to accelerate a certain workflow when drawing with the Pen and Brush Tools in Illustrator. Lately I've been using multiple strokes on paths drawn with the pen tool and it works wonders, so ...
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How to replicate this Procreate brush in Photoshop

From this tutorial video, there is a brush in Procreate, called "Light Pen", that has an effect that I haven't been able to find or replicate easily in Photoshop. The brush essentially ...
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Snap to curve in Corel Painter 2023

I'm new to Corel Painter 2023. In this old video Brush tracking and snap to curves about Corel Painter X3 the guy presents a feature called 'snap to curve'. (The video is timestamped.) I would need ...
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Can a brush in gimp have different opacity

In GIMP, I want to save a custom brush that has different levels of opacity like this: So when I use the brush I want those two lower layers to still be slightly transparent. Does gimp allow this?
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Gimp - Why am I unable to snap to the edges of the brush?

When I enable snapping I am unable to snap to the edges of the brush. For example: Is There something that I am missing?
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can anyone tell me how can you show your last brushes used in photoshop 24.30 release?

I use photoshop 24.30 release . I cannot finf anywhere how to show last brushes used in photoshop . There is no preset panel any more `//
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Illustrator. Spacing between parallel lines of art brush

Hello everyone I am new to Adobe illustrator and I am trying to create a brush that allows me to draw a path with double parallel lines. I have created an art brush and everything works correctly, the ...
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Procreate brush overlap

I have tried everything to change the brush in Procreate so that when I color on the same stroke the texture won't overlap but nothing works. What should I do?
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Best approach to transparent a noisy/brush image

I'm using Photoshop CS6 (portable) to work in some image conversions. Sometimes, complex scenarios (for me anyway) like this one appear: So, my goal is to transparent all dark blue parts and leave ...
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Draw lines with rough edges in Photoshop

Does anyone know an easy way to draw lines with irregular borders in Photoshop? I'd like to do something similar to the rectangular frame that surrounds the title and author in the following book ...
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Adobe Illustrator - mantain path shape after erasing vertex [duplicate]

issue: After I draw a path with the Paintbrush Tool, if I erase part of the path, the whole curve changes its shape slightly what I want to achieve: I want to be able to erase part of the path I've ...
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Photoshop Brush With a Vector Mask

Is it possible to create a brush that understands a vector mask? This is the basic idea of what I'd like to achieve. I have other mountain brushes, and this process (manually) is pretty much my work ...
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Can I create Photoshop brushes for foundational elements in designs?

I am early in my experience with creating digital art. I've found a lot of Photoshop brushes that help me get the look and feel that I want for specific design elements, as well as brushes for grass, ...
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GIMP Soft brush isn't soft

This has been annoying me for a while, essentially, my basic brush options now only have one option: I believe it might be something to do with colour options, as that doesn't work either. I can ...
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Strange random corners with brush [duplicate]

How to get rid or manage these artificial "corner fill"?
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Illustrator: Getting the error message 'The selected artwork contains an element that cannot be used in a pattern brush'

I am trying to making a pattern brush using Adobe Illustrator CS6. The object that I am trying to make into a brush is the following: This shape has a gradient fill, and I know that objects with ...
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How to create this type of brush in photoshop?

Can a brush be created in Photoshop to make it look like the white board marker brush strokes in the below picture? I tried several brushes but none seems to achieve the below kind of an effect. Help, ...
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calligraphy brush

after writing a hand written letter with calligraphy brush when i want to add some details with pencil tool it does not add the detail on same brush and it automatically turns into basic brush instead ...
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Not able to overlay paint brush on Photoshop 2022

I am new to photoshop. Using Photoshop 2022 latest update. I am learning it. Now the issue is (Not sure if it is an issue. Couldn't find any use full info on search) I opened an image Added a ...
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how to change transparency of a layer by a brush (GIMP)

I want to change transparency of a layer where the transparency can be changed by a brush ex: increase top layer transparency by 50% when I draw a line over a place. what I’m trying to do is have ...
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How to make custom brushes work in Illustator with automatisation

I want to make a rectangle with a custom brush applied (so I load my custom brush library), and it works fine for the first image, but if I do that in automatisation, it does not load my brush for the ...
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Why does my Apple Pencil produce different brush strokes than my mouse in Photoshop?

I’m working through the 2021 release of Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book for my digital imaging class. One of the lessons is on the Mixer Brush tool. I decided to connect my Mac to my iPad Pro ...
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Photoshop - How to choose a brush compatible with your selected tool

At some point in Photoshop's development, brush settings became associated with specific tools. This is causing me frustration in my workflow. I will, for example, have the Smudge Tool selected, and ...
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How make/find a brush like this in Photoshop?

I am trying to achieve a similar look like the one in minutephysics videos like below for a college project (both outline and filler as shown in image below) - can you help with making brushes like ...
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Illustrator: brushes/stroke not in the center of the path

Does anyone know how to center my newly created brushes with the path? When I increase the stroke it simply goes everywhere.
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how to add new brush in existing user defined brush library in Illustrator [duplicate]

I have created one Brush library (several brushes) in Illustrator, named 'my brushes', and saved it. now I want to add another new brush to 'my brushes' but I can't. It does not allow me to drag the ...
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Photoshop CS5: Gradient + Mixer Brush tool

Does anyone know how to get the mixer brush tool on Photoshop cs5 to sample gradients and not have the brush apply it as a scale but like the image i attached? So I tried following such steps: Create ...
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Color gradation mismatch in bitmap brushes Ai

I'm experiencing a color difference between an original psd file and the brush created with that same file. File is a Grayscale + 2 pantone file where only pantone have information. Grayscale is only ...
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Illustrator - Change Stroke Size in Blob Brush Tool

Whenever I try to make the blob brush tool's weight smaller (ex: .25) it automatically just switches back to size 1 pt. How do I fix this??
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What does this small triangular symbol at the upper-left corner of a brush preset thumbnail mean?

I made a new triagular brush with Edit -> Define Brush Preset. In the Brushes panel, its thumbnail has a little triangle at the upper-left corner. The default round brush doesn't have one. What ...
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Is there a way to combine many gbr files (GIMP) into a set of brushes like an abr file?

I was answered here recently that GIMP can use abr files but can't compile gbr files into abr. Does GIMP have an alternative file type for a set of brushes? How do I create one with the gbr files I ...
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How do I make an abr file out of multiple gbr files using GIMP?

I made several brushes (gbr files) in GIMP and I'd like to combine them into a set, how do I make an abr file? I'm using GIMP 2.10.24
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Recreate this Dry Acrylic brush from Corel Painter in Photoshop

https://youtu.be/zC3OxonJcXQ?t=57 In this video, he uses the Acrylic - Dry Brush from Corel Painter. Is there a way to recreate these properties in photoshop? He mentions using the paint brush at ...
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How to control the tiling of a brush stroke in Illustrator?

I have a shape with a stroke I selected a brush as the stroke style Result: I seems like the brush is stretched to fit the whole path. How do I control the "tiling" so that it repeats ...
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How to convert .AFBRUSHES files to .ABR files?

I have brush files with the extension '.AFBRUSHES' And I realized they belong to Affinity. Is there a way to convert them to .ABR files, or another way I can use them as brushes in Photoshop? I tried ...
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Remove white border around image every time you use the brush tool [closed]

Every time I use the brush tool in Photoshop, it puts a white border around the image. See video in Reddit question (I thought it was something to do with the tablet but I replicated it my mouse). Is ...
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New brush strokes keep changing the opacity/color of previous strokes

In the image below, I showcase the problem: Brush strokes change color when covering each other/interacting, when I go over the same area in more than one stroke, things get "whitened" ...
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How to set source for Krita clone brush on tablet? (no keyboard)

Trying to use the Clone Brush tool in Krita, but am unable to set the source for pasting from. The answer here specifies the default keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+click for changing the source. Not ...
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Why does my Photoshop brush have weird tapering compared to other apps like Krita

In this image, the left-hand side is me doing standard strokes in Krita with a Wacom CTH-690, compared to doing strokes with the standard brush in Photoshop. Why are the ends of my strokes in Ps not ...
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Changing Brush style for Scribble tool (fill) in Illustrator

I want a scribble effect (as if someone had taken a pencil and scribbled out this headline), and I can get the desired brush style (pictured here as the circle) when I draw, but not when I use the ...
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Illustrator - paint/draw inside the drawing created from brush strokes, not shapes

I have been struggling with this for last few days and decided to get expert help here. I have drawing like below (original art is more complex) which was created using brush strokes (no built-in ...
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Scattering images across photoshop canvas

I've tried to find a respective answer for my problem but wasn't able to find any help so asking a question here. I have around 100 JPEG/PNG files which I'd like to scatter across a photoshop canvas ...
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Adobe Illustrator - Apply brush to single stroke in appearance panel

Trying to create a graphic style. Basically, it is multiple strokes applied with different widths, opacity, etc. I wanted to see if it was possible to apply a brush to a single stroke within the ...
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How to make a brush like this one?

I want to create a brush similiar as the one used for drawing the outline in this picture: The softwares I use to draw are FireAlpaca and GIMP, then I'm looking for a solution that can be carried out ...
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Illustrator stroke shape changed after lifting the stylus

▲ the preview of the stroke while holding the stylus ▲ after lifting (releasing) the stylus As you can see in the above images, after lifting (releasing) the stylus, the shape of the stroke ...
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Illustrator - Turning brush strokes into pencil strokes

I have a document with lots of drawing done with brush tool, however, when I tried to increase the stroke size it creates undesirable results with each stroke ending/corners rounded etc. I thought ...
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Mixer brush tool uses desaturated colour instead of the selected colour

Whenever I'm blending using the Mixer brush tool it will use a slightly desaturated colour instead of the colour I have seleced. Here is what I mean: ]1 When I use any non blending brush for lining or ...
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How to convert Procreate brushes to Photoshop?

I have a brush file with the extension .BRUSHSET. I realized it belonged to Procreate software. Is there a way to convert it to a brush for Photoshop?
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