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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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How does one make a brush smoother in Photoshop?

I recently installed Photoshop but the brushes (default brushes in Photoshop as well as my own custom brushes) come out pixelated and rigid. I know that there is no way to remove pixelation as ...
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Photoshop Brush Problems

I started using Photoshop to create digital drawings. Whenever I try to draw with the brush, it comes out blurry and pixelated. When I zoom in, I can see the pixels that made up the brush stroke. I ...
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How do I create this exact effect in photoshop?

Can anyone please suggest the brush i should use? I have tried using gradients and various brushes with noise (without noise)...just unable to get the sharp edges and the mix of the colors.
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How to remove circle cursor in brush tool in Adobe illustrator CC?

For a long period I was using Illustrator CS6 and it's UI was quite friendly and responsive. Now I switched to Illustrator CC and a bit frustrated by its innovations. For example I can't find a way ...
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Can't locate a brush stage on layers panel in order to change the color

I am making a design for my website in Photoshop. I want to change the color of the spray brush I painted with many stages ago but I cannot find that stage on the layers panel. How can I change the ...
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Photoshop CC - How to paint along the border of a selection

I have this image: I want to paint a lighter blue on the left cliff that flows along the border like so: Doing it by hand is very hard and messy. Is there any way to automate this? If so, how do you ...
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Avoiding unwanted object boundaries when using pattern brush

I'm wanting to add a selection of objects to create a pattern brush. I can create the pattern brush fine but one or more of my objects get an unwanted square bounding box when I apply the pattern ...
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Problem with Illustrator Pattern brush

Can someone tell me if there is a way to stop my pattern brush to stop bunching up if I make a cut in my line? Or is it just something it does, and there is no way to fix it? Preferably, I would like ...
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Illustrator blob brush automatically merge with path

is there a way to make the result from the blob brush automatically merge with the path it intersects? I am working on a project and sometimes it automatically merges, and other times it doesn't. It ...
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Illustrator Blob Brush Problem

Can anyone help me to fix this problem? I can't normally apply the custom brush while using blob brush tool. It's not dependent upon type of brush I use. With simple brush tool everything is just ...
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Illustrator stroke preview for pencil while drawing like paintbrush

When using the paintbrush tool you get to see a preview of the stroke while drawing. The pencil brush only shows the center line rather than the whole stroke that's being drawn, but I would like to ...
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Stroke for cartoon drawing

I am longing for a method to get clear but shaky lines, like drawing a cartoon with china ink, such as this sample scanned from paper: The strokes in Affinity Designer mostly use images, so the ...
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Photoshop CC 2019: Pixelated Brush Stroke

For some reasons my brush stroke suddenly looks like this: As the picture showed, the edges are jagged and pixelated. It doesn't happen before and it's just one of the built-in inking brush. I know ...
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How to create brush in Adobe Illustrator

I have been trying to create this type of brush in Adobe Illustrator. This brush was created in Procreate but I am trying to get the same effect but in Illustrator instead. The bottom image is the ...
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how to set shortcut for brush size in photoshop

in photoshop, '[]' is too far from main shortcut and 'cv' is also has to be hit multiple times until I get the size I want. I really like kritas brush size shortcut. shift + pen drag. Is there ...
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Is there brush falloff control in Photoshop?

I want to know if i can adjust my brush falloff in Photoshop. The soft round brush in particular. You may be familiar with this concept if you are ZBrush user. This picture illustrate what i'm ...
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Is there a way to use the brush that stays within the borders of a layer? (Photoshop CC 2015)

My layer has a transparent background and has irregular borders and I want to use a brush that stays within the borders of the layer (So when I "color in" parts of the layer, the pre-existing shape is ...
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How to change brush size when it’s already saved in layer?

My problem is that this brush has been applied in a layer and I can't change it. I’ve made a drawing using some path to brush .. after doing this, I’ve realized that the brush size was too thin. Any ...
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Algorithm for drawing calligraphy brush strokes *in SVG* [closed]

This is what I'm wondering about. You have a stroke and the actual brush stroke rendering. The final result looks something like this: <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" height="200" width="...
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Photoshop Brush Only Draws a Point

Anyone got a quick fix for this? I've tried everything and am a little stuck right now. When I use the photoshop brush, it won't draw when I have my mouse clicked down. It will only do one point ...
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Illustrator (.ai) file takes too much time to open [closed]

I created an illustration on 1200x900px artboard (72 ppi) and used some stipple brushes given here: https://blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/freebies/8-free-stipple-shading-brushes-for-adobe-illustrator Now, ...
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Stroke path with brush from bottom to top

When stroking a group of separated paths in Photoshop with a brush, the program paints from top to bottom, left to right. Is there a way to revert the way from bottom to top? In the example image, I ...
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Photoshop BRUSH : Need a LONG, THIN, rope brush

I am trying to make a rope border on an 8.5 x 11 brochure. I downloaded a free set of ROPE BRUSHES and chose one to accomplish the rope on the top edge of my image which is attached. I did not have to ...
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How to draw random colours dots?

How can I draw dots with a specific size and random colors? Is it possible to create a brush or something similar to do it? With the pencil if I hold Ctrl + click I can draw a black dot, but is ...
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brush stroke lighter than the same fill color

I started to learn Adobe illustrator and i faced something strange I can't really get, created a brush with stroke but the color stays lighter than the same color while it's fill
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Photoshop CC brush-specific dynamics

In Photoshop I made a pencil type brush for sketching using the brush settings using pen pressure to control scattering, line thickness and opacity. However, when I change to a different brush e.g. ...
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Gimp Brushes Glitch

Hi I faced a problem that when I draw with any brush the result is just filled shape of the brush, there are no shadows and details tried to fix it by changing the setting but it didn't work
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Uniform Scattering with vector

I'm attempting to create a random spread of dots to create a gradient look. I'm getting really close to the effect I want by blending two scatter brushes. The issue I'm having is that the blended ...
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Jagged Edges of Brush in Adobe Photoshop [duplicate]

I have done a lot of work to resolve the issue, and have even searched for the solution, but no result. Suddenly I struck with this problem, probably due to some unknown short key combination. Brush ...
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Photoshop - How to properly apply a Gradient Map to a Brush in a layer?

I have a this Watercolor brush and painted over a transparent layer Then I add a Gradient Map to have the desired colors in the Watercolor But when I try to clipping mask the Gradient Map to the ...
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Photoshop Brush stroke

I've been having issues with my brush tool. I've been working on a human/monster project for a while now and I was adding in grunge, wounds and bruises with the layer set to overlay. Now all of a ...
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Pencil effect in Photoshop

There are many "pencil" brushes for Photoshop, both shipped with the software and distributed over the web. None (that I have tried) show the specific behavior of a real pencil. A real pencil of ...
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Which brush is used in this video?

I was watching this video in which a brush is used to make a sort of "bump" to make mountains. Which brush is it? How can I make the same 3d effect? https://youtu.be/uR4faVCRc6U?t=2m9s
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How to change the starting point on a path when using a brush to stroke?

I'm using a brush to stroke a path in different frames and layers to get a sparkle animation. The special brush settings are 1000% spacing and 50% size jitter. The problem is that the brush always ...
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Illustrator pattern swatch: graphic appears three times

I have artwork of a locomotive and a wagon, and I want to create a pattern brush out of it: First, I create a pattern swatch using "Object > Pattern > Make". Then I get a pattern swatch that contains ...
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How to make weird fill in on brushstroke go away?

Ok, I dont know why this happens but need a solution other than switching to basic brush. Sometimes when I draw with this brush (something other than basic): (3pt round): I have this weird fill in ...
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Why can I not use the brush tool to paint my object?

I drew an image in Illustrator and now I would like to fill it with color. I created a second layer and placed it under the line art. However when I try to painting with the brush tool I get a really ...
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Brush tool painting wrong colour in Photoshop

The brush tool was working normally when it suddenly switched colour to a lighter colour even though the colour that i selected is still the correct one. It also paints the wrong colour when i use a ...
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Chinese Calligraphy in Photoshop

I want to create a brushstroke along a given path, that looks like it has been made with a Chinese calligraphy brush. The exact effect that I'm going for is, that it starts kind of bold at the ...
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Paint with the Brush Tool from a light to dark color

I'm seeking for a specific way to use the Brush Tool so that the result be from zero (light color) to dark color. From 0 to 100% color. I want paint hairs but full dark color is a bad idea.
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Continue brush stroke after picking up brush in photoshop? [duplicate]

If you scribble over an area in photoshop using a brush, it's treated as a single stroke so long as you never release your mouse/trackpad/stylus: On the other hand, if you release your mouse now and ...
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Brushed on wrong layer

In Photoshop, I accidentally painted some brush strokes on the wrong layer. The thing is, the brush stokes are all captured in the history. Is there some way of restoring those brush stokes to a ...
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How do I align multiple pattern brushes?

I'm not sure if I've found a bug or if I'm missing something so I figured I'd ask here first. I'm using Illustrator CC on Windows. My goal is to create multiple pattern brushes that align on a path, ...
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Error creating 10x10 brush (GIMP)?

I created a brush following the advice of How to make the brush with the side of an even size (GIMP)? and from that tutorial https://www.gimp.org/tutorials/Custom_Brushes/. I got what I wanted (in ...
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How to make the brush with the side of an even size (GIMP)?

I created a brush in the GIMP that is in the shape of a square. I created the same so I could draw mazes for a game I'm doing. It turns out that the width of my maze is 10 pixels and I can not make ...
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Can Illustrator's Pencil or Brush tool snap to lines and curves while drawing?

I'm using Adobe Illustrator CC 2017. Is there a way to make Pencil or Brush tool snap to its lines and curves while drawing? I'm trying to draw a flower made of petals, and it's very annoying to ...
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How do I change the defined brush in a Photoshop brush preset?

Most brush presets have a defined brush but I forget the command to release the defined brush and choose my own brush temporarily. For instance, if I choose a brush preset that has a regular brush ...
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How would you recreate this rough brush style?

I'm still learning and getting used to brushes and stumbled upon this deadpool design. I really like the style so I'm currently trying to recreate it to learn from the process. I tried it with ...
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Is there a good free replacement for the “Foliage” brush in Corel's Bob Ross “Mystic Mountain” toolset?

I recently acquired a copy of Corel Essentials 6 from the Bob Ross Humble Bundle as well as what was billed as the "Corel Painter Essentials Mystic Mountain Essentials Brush Pack". Much to my chagrin, ...
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Difference in Applying of brush strokes between the real world and the digital art world

I am new to Digital Art and it's a completely new world. I used to make sketches on paper and was accustomed to the usage, flow and technique of applying brush strokes in the real world. I am getting ...