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 to simulate realistic pencil blending in Photoshop, with texture?

I'm trying to find the easiest way to emulate pencil blending in Photoshop. While there are a lot of tutorials and methods for smooth digital blending, I would like to maintain the grainy textured ...
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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 to create a one pixel pencil brush in Gimp?

I have googled this and found a number of answers and videos which all say that this can be done by setting the brush size slider in the brushes panel or brush editor panel. I'm either clicking on ...
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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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Photoshop 1pixel pencil draws more than one pixel

The grid size is 1 line very pixel with 1 subdivision. It's also rather inaccurate. In the pic related I tried to center the top left pixel corner inside the colored area. The brush pointer itself is ...
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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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What kind of effects-brushes where used in this picture?

Hello I would really like to know how someone can achieve this type of illustration. What kind of effects or brushes were used. Thank you :)
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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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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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Pattern brush options

I've been playing around with the different options suggested in this question. Does anyone have any insight in the pattern brush option? I've tried using the blend tool for three different boxes 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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ABR File to JPEG

I have collected over the years a huge collection of brushes, 3gb worth, that I would like a way I can export them out and possibly make a database file of them. However, I am unsure how to export an ...
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How to convert or replicate Mystic Mountains brushes from Corel Essentials 6 to Corel Painter 2019

Last year, I asked Is there a good free replacement for the "Foliage" brush in Corel's Bob Ross "Mystic Mountain" toolset?, about doing the provided Mystic Mountains tutorial ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Adobe Illustrator - how to prevent the “Eraser Tool” from changing the target brushes' size?

I am running Adobe Illustrator 2014, Release 2014.0.0 18.0.0 (x64). I'm using a custom brush with these settings: Whenever I draw a (pressure sensitive) line using my Wacom Intuos Pen & Touch ...
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Gimp - Brush Editor grayed out and not working

No matter what I do my Brush Editor options remain grayed out. I'm trying to edit a custom brush as I know the default ones are read-only. I have no idea what's causing this, the way that I make new ...
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Can I predefine brushes with color and size in Gimp?

I sometimes find myself using Gimp the way I would use paper. For example, I want to use blue ink size 1.4, anthracite 2-px pencil and size 20 eraser, to recreate the look of a school notebook. I don'...
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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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Stroke a path from thick to thin

I manage to stroke a path so that the brush goes thin -> thick -> thin along a path. Thing is though that I want the stroke to go thick -> thin, meaning I want the stroke to start at its thickest and ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Is there a way to convert colors from multiple paths into relative transparency?

I have this vector of a brush stroke, of which I can change the colorspace. However, I would like it to have an overlay effect, which it currently doesn't have. I want to use it in Web front-end, so ...
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Default Brushes Not Loading in Photoshop CS6

I recently installed Photoshop CS6 from a disk after doing a system reinstall on my Windows 8.1 pc. I'm yet to do an update of the whole system and apps but there is a problem. Each time I open ...
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What is the difference between the pencil tool, the pen tool, and the brush tool in Adobe Illustrator?

Is there any difference between the three besides that the brush and pencil are much more flexible than the pen?
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Custom map terrain brush in Photoshop?

I have this antique style map: I wish to customise it by adding more land. Is it possible to create a custom pattern that represents the land? How would I add the "edge" of the land; perhaps as a ...
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What kind of digital brush was used to create this?

I've tried using some of the brushes that come with Illustrator but I can't seem to achieve those distressed borders (please click on the image to see what I'm talking about.). Not sure if it's a ...
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How do I make scratchboard/etching effects?

I'm having a hard time grasping how to get the same brush stroke with the right proportion of space in between like in this image (Marilyn). I'm sure it wasn't free handedly drawn with a brush tool, ...
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Brush Opacity changes after Making Mask in Illustartor

Following this great tutorial by Gigantic about creating "grainy gradient", I face a problem after masking. I have two layers: 1st one is the object itself which is a [Rectangle] and another Group ...
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GIMP 2.0 custom brushes do not work as intended

I've had this problem now with any of my custom made brushes, that they look completely different when applied from as I originally designed them. As you can see in the screenshot I'll attach, the ...
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Where to find the old default Photoshop brushes?

I am looking for the default brushes from older Photoshop versions. Where can I get them? I am particularly interested in brushes 112 and 134 from the screenshot below.

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