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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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?
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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, ...
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Illustrator Pattern Brush has lines between segments

I defined a new pattern brush with an image, but when I used it, I noticed these really thin white lines between each segment of the brush. I tried different fit options, but that didn't help. Is ...
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Fold effect on brush Illustrator

I am here with what I think to be a basic question but I really can't find where is the option. I am recreating a diagram but I am not getting how to recreate this fold effect on the arrow: If is ...
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Krita brush path

I tried everything I could but I just can't figure out how to get Krita to apply a pixel brush along a vector path. I have read things that imply it should be possible and it seems obvious but I just ...
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Photoshop brush always fully opaque

I am trying to follow a lesson on Digital Art where the instructor uses default Photoshop Hard Edge brush. However, he's brush is like this: And my settings look exactly the same, but the preview of ...
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Emulating a Procreate Brush Pen in Illustrator

I'm a hand letterer looking to take my work to Illustrator and I was wondering if there's a way to emulate this sort of look & method in Illustrator. So far I've only been toying with a Wacom ...
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How to change the width of a pattern brush in Illustrator?

The upper right orange balloon is the result of applying a pattern brush that I want to achieve. Although it has anchor points in the places of the 2 red circles, my blue pattern brush applied to a ...
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Brush tool soft light now showing up on white background

I'm making a youtube banner and I used the brush tool as I usually do to create a shadow behind an image. I set the colour to black and then I set the layer's effect to soft light. When I added a ...
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How to change colour of outline after I draw with a brush in Photoshop?

I drew something in Photoshop using brushes but I wanted to change the outline colour. I have seen many people change the outline colour without any side effect like became thicker. I tried to use the ...
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I couldn't use the pen pressure feature of Wacom tablet within Photoshop [closed]

I am using a Wacom Intuos Art tablet in my Windows 10 PC. I am trying to use the brush tool with pen pressure control in Photoshop CC but it doesn't work. I can see an alert icon near control option ...
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Stop illustrator from merging brush strokes?

I'm new to using Illustrator and I can't tell if this is an issue in part of my settings or simply how Illustrator works. I'm trying to draw simple 'swirls' or 'curls' to replicate something I did on ...
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illustrator cut text from a shape with a brush

I have a rectangle with a brush applied like this: I then put some text on top of the shape like here: I want to subtract text from that shape so that it is cut out. when I use pathfinder => ...
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Join multiple brush strokes into shape I can fill

In illustrator if I use the brush tool and draw one complete enclosed shape I can then add a full colour and changing the stroke color changes the color of the lines i drew. However if I draw a shape ...
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Is there a way to 'fill' an incomplete sketch

When using the brush tool, what's the best way to 'fill' and sketch style image in adobe illustrator? A simple example would be a triangle that is sketched with the brush tool trying to create a more ...
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Trying to turn brush stokes into something so i can move it without lag

I could not find a font that I liked so I kind of made my own. However I used so many strokes with my brush that it makes ai very laggy when i try to downsize, move etc. I was just wondering whether ...
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White outline appearing when I convert to Png? (Using downloaded brush tool)

I want to use lightning bolts in one of my designs so downloaded a third party photoshop brush pack that allows you to easily place bolts. It look great on a blank (no background) canvas in the most ...
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Creating a brush with smooth falloffs in Photoshop CS4?

How do you set up a brush that has a falloff like the brush stroke on the left?: