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 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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Bizarre Fill Issue [closed]

When I create a shape (rectangle, circle, etc) it immediately pops up with a half way (typically triangular if its a rectangle) pastel fill color, despite my fill color being anything else, or even ...
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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?

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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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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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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How to either convert Mystic Mountains brushes from Corel Essentials 6 to Corel Painter 2019, or replicate them in 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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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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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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Why is my brush width changing for no apparent reason?

My paintbrush tool on Gimp has recently started to act up to the point where it’s frustrating to use. I have reinstalled the program but it did not resolve the problem. I checked to see if it was a ...
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style name of a real cartoon image

Does the image below have a style name? I want to see more images like this to be more familiar and inspire to make such these photos by adobe illustrator, Where can I find them?
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How do I get rid of this gap when using n art brush on a closed path?

So I'm trying to apply this art brush to a closed path, as shown below. But when I apply it I get this annoying gap Is there a way to make the the art brush more "seamless" and eliminate the gap?? ...
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Stacked light circle effect in Photoshop?

What would be the best way to achieve the effect in the image? I've tried making my own brush and working around that but it doesn't seem ideal. I'm wondering how to replicate the random looking ...
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Some brushes not working (Photoshop CC 2018)

I'm starting to learn drawing in Photoshop with my Surface Pro and for some reason some brushes will just not draw. Basic brushes work, but in other categories like in dry brushes (sorry my brush ...
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Making an Illustrator scatter brush that changes the size depending on stroke width?

I'm trying to create a custom scatter (or art?) brush which creates a dotted line, but the size of the dots vary depending on the width of the stroke. Is this possible? Basically, I'm trying to ...
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How to get rid of brush opacity buildup in Photoshop

Left: a single stroke; right: two strokes with overlapping opacity. Is there any way to get rid of an opacity overlap on brushes that aren't already fully opaque? Thank you
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How to make own set of brushes when new file open?

Every time when I open new .ai file I remove all default brushes cuz they no need me. How to make that each time when I open Illustrator I'll have my own set of brushes?
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How Does One Recreate Paint Brushes and Other Drawing Tools in Photoshop Accurately?

I'm wondering how to recreate a paint brush or any drawing tool in Photoshop. I tried making a brush similar to a paint brush but it didn't turn out right and the stroke doesn't look like a fluid ...
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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 [duplicate]

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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Why is my brush stroke lighter than the same fill color?

I created a stroke with a brush but the color appears lighter than the color in the fill. What is going on?