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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Realistic Paint brush stroke

I am very new to C4D and I'm looking to create something like the attached image. Is this something that has been made on C4D?
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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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Can't change art brush stroke color in Illustrator

I have created an art brush from a paint brush stroke and am unable to change the stroke color of an element with the brush applied. The color settings of the document are set to RGB. The Colorization ...
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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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Affinity Designer: Change colour of textured image brush

I created a brush from a textured image. However, I can't change the colour. Is this even possible to do on Affinity Designer? If so, how? I created the brush in a transparent background. Then I saved ...
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Affinity Designer: What's needed to make individual hairs look more natural?

I'm using the pencil tool to draw individual hairs. I changed the pressure to give them a smoother appearance. However, the start of the hair still looks rough (see picture below). It looks too ...
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Vector Brush Gets Pixelated in Photoshop

I'm trying to create a brush the makes little squares in p-shop. I tried several times to do the whole thing in p-shop but whenever I change the size of my brush after the fact, the edges of my square ...
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How to find or create a brush like this?

I need a brush like this. I use Freepik for resources. But I can't find similar brush. When I search grunge brushes, I see results but those are kind of vector look. But the one in this photo looks ...
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Why are my colours blending like this in Photoshop?

I've been using Photoshop for about a year for digital art and design for various projects. However, there is one problem with the colours. Every time I paint using a dark colour on the canvas and ...
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Change the color of already painted brush strokes that are inside selection

How do I change brush-marks of a certain color (everything that is not white) into another color. For instance, having lasso-selected the following brush-marks, how do I change the color from black to ...
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When brushing with a translucent colour, is there any way to make multiple strokes into one?

The example below is using Krita, but since this kind of operation is common in almost all graphics software, I would like to know if there is a general method for this. When brushing with a ...
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How to remake the “brush” efftect used on this LOTR-Poster?

I am trying to remake a poster for a friends (nickname Frodo) wedding. I am close to finish, but I don't know how to give the resulat (it was more a less a simple face swap) the same brush-touch as ...
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How can I create a brush that picks from several shapes randomly?

I would like to create a brush that randomly chooses a shape from about 5 shapes that I provide. Something like in the image below - the red, green, purple and yellow shapes (ignore the planets and ...
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Photoshop shortcut to select specific color swatches

Is there any shortcut to change brush tool color that I'm currently using from green swatch to red swatch? I need to have several colors that I would change constantly using shortcuts.
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Fix distortion of hand drawn brush on path?

Alright, I downloaded hand drawn AI brushes from https://www.graphicsfuel.com/2019/07/30-hand-drawn-brushes-for-illustrator/ and having an issue w distortion on one of the pencil brushes - shorter ...
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Gimp arrow_brushes_BW colorize

How to colorize GIMP arrow_brushes_BW http://www.gimphelp.org/arrow_brushes_BW_2.html ? I mean when i try use some another brush on same RGB document with some arbitrary Foreground Color like red or ...
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Why does my paint brush on adobe illustrator keep doing this?

My paint brush keeps changing the fill/border, It has never done this before. It makes it hard to be accurate. The eraser makes bubbled marks instead of regular smooth eraser marks. Again, Never ...
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How do I make my brushes smear paint and mix colors?

I have previously managed to find brushes in Corel Painter that did a mix of smearing colors (as per the Blend brush) and mixing them with both the initial color load of the brush and the other colors ...
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How to get uniform stroke in Illustrator using brush tool?

I am using Adobe Illustrator and a Wacom tablet. When curved lines are drawn using brush tool, I am getting non uniform stroke widths as in the attached image. Is there any way to achieve uniform ...
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Brush strokes disappear when exported

I am trying to use a ’watercolour‘ brush stroke behind my text in two different colours which I have done successfully. When I export my image to PNG, the brush strokes are appearing on the small ...
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How to make brush of random tree images?

I have images of trees (each image = 1 tree, as tree1.png, tree2.png, etc). So I want to create a brush that upon each click it sets one of the images on the selected layer. But.. It should NOT ...
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How do i get the “starting brush size” on Krita?

I’ve seen people on YouTube who use Krita and when they open the setting for the brush they are using on the bottom they have that but when I open mine I don’t? I’m new to Krita so that might be ...
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Latency distance in Inkscape when using calligraphy tool with pen tablet

Inkscape's calligraphy tool has a seemingly random latency distance when I use it with my tablet pen. It doesn't start drawing immediately when the pen contacts the tablet. No other tools produce this ...
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Photoshop brush dense in center and thin on the sides?

When using a spaced scattering brush, which looks like many small dots, how can I make sure that the dots on the left and right sides are thin and keep the ones in the middle bigger?
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Brush Strokes showing multiple colors?

I'm trying to use a brush, employing the same color as the square to the left, but it's displaying multiple colors even though theres no fill. I tried to expand the appearance but it just selected all ...
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Adobe Illustrator - Eraser tool resizes my Calligraphic Pressure Brush!

I recently got the Adobe Illustrator Software and have been enjoying it. My main problem is that when I use a Calligraphic Pressure Brush with 3pt Variety and try to erase the line, the line shrinks ...
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How to extract brush names from ABR format

I recently received a set of ABR brushes (link may not work for everyone) that I would like to use in Corel Painter 2019. The Corel Painter import works insofar as that the brushes show up, but no ...
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Does Photoshop have a “randomized stamp” kind of tool yet?

I want to fill up a canvas with individual trees - so I was hoping for a stamp-like tool where I could load up a "sheet" of say, 10 different tree drawings, and then just click around the canvas and ...
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Photoshop 'flow' not working

I'm experimenting with flow in Photoshop, but can't seem to get it to work. So I've selected a basic brush and set opacity to 100% and flow to 20%. But even when I keep painting over the same bit, I ...
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How to “automate” this drawing process using brushes?

I'm drawing a ton of birds (many different species) all from the same angle and am struggling with drawing the wings over and over. Bird wings generally have 3 rows of feathers that all look a little ...
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How to invert custom brush in GIMP

Is it possible to invert a custom brush? I am not talking about angle/rotation/horizontally but what part of the brush is drawn on the canvas. I want to invert it in a way so the area which normally ...
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Illustrator Stroke Brush Definition Changes Color

As you see in the image, the shape and stroke are the same color, however when I apply Brush Definition to the stroke and it the colors looks lighter when technically they should be the same color. ...
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Illustrator - how to create a Pattern Brush that overlaps itself?

I'd like to create a brush of some kind in Adobe Illustrator that I can use to create the effect of a monster truck tire-track in the mud. I'm close to what I want but I cannot get the pattern to be ...
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Brush following the cursor with lag in Photoshop CC

I am using the brush in black color in photoshop CC but the brush follow the cursor with lag. It is not about performance issues, since if I move quickly the cursor the brush move quickly behind the ...
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In Krita, How to Create Graphite/Pencil Smudge Effect

I'm trying to emulate the following in Krita: I take a graphite stick and rub it on a piece of paper. I then rub off the loose pieces of graphite onto a cloth. I then rub this cloth onto a piece of ...
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How to automatically outline shapes

I need to draw outlined shapes, like in this example: I created the example selecting the coloured areas and using Edit > Stroke selection, but it isn't very handy when there are several shapes. I'...
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Is there a way to create a brush working as a pattern?

I have a pattern that I use to draw arbitrary-shaped curves like this: To achieve that I create a layer filled with my pattern and a blank layer, then I "draw" my line erasing the second one. A brush ...
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What kind of effects-brushes where used in this picture?

I would really like to know how someone can achieve this type of illustration. What kind of effects or brushes were used?
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Adding a canvas texture on a drawing in photoshop

Hi, It’s a part of Simon Stalenhag’s work. when you look into it closely, you can see the texture behind colors. I thought he’s using a canvas textured brush but I think it’s not. When we use textured ...
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svg/.ai file made with brushes, inverting stroke

I've created an svg in Illustrator using a rope brush which worked well but I want to invert the black and white which isn't working. It was done with a brush where stroke was black but fill wasn't ...

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