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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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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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Brush pattern options, unable to reset angle to original

I have purchased a brush and this brush has no inside and outside angle set in the brush pattern option. I wanted set it back to original to have angle but when I select "Original" instead of "None" ...
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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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What are this grey lines connected to art brushes in my illustrator (editable) file?

I apply some art brushes in this file, when I save it and open again this grey lines appear connected to the most recent brushes. It doesn't happens when I apply the brush for the first time, they ...
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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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Why there is a clear edge on the artboard when I paint in photoshop

I'm using Kyle's drawing box - oil pastel hard 1 brush to paint. Thank you !! here is the layer setting Thank you !!!
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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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Corel Painter blends outside of selection

When I use any brush that has blending, it blends and brings colors from outside my magic wand selection making it almost impossible to use. I can copy the selection to a new layer and it works, but I'...
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White fringe around art brush in Illustrator

When using an image for a art brush illustrator adds a white fringe around it, but only with a curved path not straight ones. Is this how its supposed to work or can I change it?
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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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Brush outer line is looking weird [duplicate]

When I use the brush tool, the border has some strange effects. I have no clue how to remove it. When I save the file, it all seems good, this only happens when I view it in Illustrator. See image ...
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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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brush tool used to have 'hardness' setting - where has it gone?

I've used paintnet a lot and was used to the brush tool standardly having, as well as the size choice, a % hardness setting which enabled a fuzzy edge to what you were doing. Where has this gone ...
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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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how to make a sharp circle with illustrator? [duplicate]

There is something wrong with my brush, whether im using the paint brush or a shape the edges wont appear sharp. i dont seem to know whats the matter (im new to illustrator) please help
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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 ...
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Brush strokes pixelized in Krita [closed]

I have any brush in Krita very pixelized, as example or In Krita you can see every pixel in curve, while in SAI every line looks smooth and fine. What can cause the problem?
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How to edit a pixel without modifying surrounding pixels

When working on a bitmap image in Photoshop, I often need to make changes to individual pixels, such as using the Paintbrush to change the colour. This would typically involve zooming into the ...
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Brush feathered on one side and sharp on other side

Is it possible to create resizable-rotatable brush in photosphop and/or gimp, that is sharp on one side and feathered on other side (and brush can be rotated to when required)?
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Photoshop 19 brush color is always black

I'm new to photoshop and very confused about pretty much everything... So for some reason I cant change brush color now Here's video example: https://streamable.com/2le1f Image mode is rgb 8 bit, ...
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Illustrator: Pattern Brush that narrows down all the way?

Has anyone knowledge on this Pattern Brush issue? I want to make a line, which narrows down all the way from start to end. So I have made this form (see image) into a pattern brush. I have played ...
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Why do the ending anchor points appear disconnected after I apply a brush to a single stroke in Illustrator? [duplicate]

I would like to know a solution or workaround to avoid having the stroke appear disconnected after applying a brushstroke. Please see before and after applying a brush to stroke. I have already tried ...
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Photoshop Brush Opacity Fall Off

I want the opacity of my brush to gradually change as I perform a stroke with the brush. How can I modify the brush presets to do this?
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What's the difference between the Brush and Pencil tools?

I don't frequently use either - I'm a pen tool guy. (which may explain my lack of knowledge in them), but what is the actual functional difference between them? Paintbrush Tool B Pencil Tool N
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Why is my stroke incontinuous in Illustrator? [duplicate]

I'm having trouble using the brush tool in Illustrator. When I draw a line, the stroke is always incontinuous(as you can see below), and that part changes as I zoom in or zoom out. Any help would be ...
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Create an overlapping pattern brush that lines up evenly where the brush intersects

I am very new to Illustrator (know Photoshop well) and have watched many tutorials but still don't know what I'm doing wrong. I have a square with two lines that intersect between it, making a grid. ...
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Set up brush type illustrator cc

Related to this question, how can I set up or select no calligraphic brush? Thanks all
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Any way to improve drawing with a mouse in Illustrator

I was wondering if there's any way to make drawing with a mouse in Illustrator be much smoother, have more control and as much as possible much closer than having a pen input/tablet pen. Any tips, ...