Questions tagged [brush]

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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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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Colors blending strangely in Photoshop

I have been using Photoshop for digital painting for over a year. However, my brushes have started acting weird recently. The strokes just overlap one another, so I can't get the smooth color gradient....
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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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Opaque Painterly Brush in Photoshop

Does anyone know how to achieve this kind of painterly look, yet still opaque with brush in adobe photoshop?
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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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why my brushes become path after save it to older version (CC 17.1.0 to CS2)

I want to create simple pattern brush using Adobe Illustrator CC but the final product must be Adobe illustrator CS2. After saving it to CS2, it become shape and my brushes in brushes panel gone. it ...
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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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Illustrator: How do I fix this inner corner issue with my custom pattern brush?

I've been trying to make this fairly simple knot however I cannot seem to make the inner corners no matter what I do. I tried everything, here's what happens: There's that weird gap. God only knows ...
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how to remove brush stroke overlay from a picture mainly comprise of text

I am not a professional graphic designer but I have an issue to resolve and needs pro advice I have some text written in picture format and it has brushstroke overlays in red color hiding the text. I ...
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Why does my brush look different than it's supposed to?

This is the video from which I downloaded the brush: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdLr3CA0z-k And it was supposed to look like this but it looks like this (I did not change the brush and I am ...
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How can I reset the brush settings for all paths in Illustrator?

So three days ago I opened Adobe Illustrator for the first time in my life to prepare some embroidery patterns for my Christmas gifts. I never did on-screen calligraphy before, only on paper, so it ...
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How to slide a pattern brush along a path?

I created a pattern brush and applied to a path. I'd like to slide it through that path but can't find a way to do it. I have a workaround for when it's on a straight line but I can't seem to find a ...
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Photoshop mask / brush

I'm not sure where to check up what's wrong with my brush setting or mask setting. I used a mask and regular brush with 100% opacity, 100% hardness, but when I brush on the mask tried to remove the ...
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GIMP: Gradient paintbrush

Is there any way, in GIMP, to set the color of a paintbrush to be a gradient, the first color at the beginning of the stroke and the second color as the end of the stroke? I found a help page from 2.2 ...
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Can't create 1 pixel brush in Photoshop

This has been driving me mad for the past 2 hours. I am stuck in a course where I need to create a 1 pixel brush. Every time I define a brush preset, it doesn't work as expected. Anti aliasing is ...
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brush strokes creating new layers in illustator

I am painting in illustator, using a basic brush. Every mark that I make is creating a new sublayer grouped under Layer 1. Is there a way to stop this from happening? I don't need hundreds of ...
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Why does using additive blending with a linear colour dropoff result in dark fringes?

I'm developing a tool which allows for placing of lights in a black space, but when 2 lights are close to one another the areas near to where they overlap appear to darken: I was able to reproduce ...
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Illustrator's Paintbrush and Pencil tools are too smooth

I am trying to trace lines over a photograph using the Paintbrush tool. However, no matter what settings I put in the Paintbrush options, the lines I draw are distorted beyond recognition. I am using ...
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Where can I find my current installed brushes for Corel Painter?

When importing brushes, or creating variants, it's sometimes handy to be able to access the actual files that define the brush. The Program Files entry for Corel Painter (C:\Program Files\Corel\...

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