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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Overlapping backgrounds cause unwanted borderline

I'm trying to hide the borderline between the overlapping differently colored backgrounds. Has anybody a tip how to deal with this: I have tried the brush tool, but the result wasn't acceptable. ...
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Why my illustrator brush acts differently than the tutorial one?

I am having a problem in following a tutorial: it's like my all my brushes "fold" in the corners while in the video (and I also remeber I could do it in the past) the edges of the brushes are sharp. ...
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GIMP - Dithered brush tools

Is there a way to paint dithered in GIMP? Indexed mode will make existing gradients dithered, but using the brush tool or airbrush tool after dithering will just make a solid color, instead of just ...
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My Photoshop brush strokes look pixelated [closed]

After a long time of not using PS, today I've noticed a weird behavior with my smooth brush. The strokes look very pixelated, especially when I zoom in on the canvas. I'm using the standard brush. If ...
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How to Krita - Creating user defined pixel brushes to match Ctrl+Paint

I am new to Krita and have read through a number of documentations on setting up pixel brushes. I am trying to match the brush and eraser behavior as shown in this tutorial https://www.ctrlpaint.com/...
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Why is pressure in Calligraphic Brush inactive in illustrator while using wacom tablet? [closed]

Why is pressure in Calligraphic Brush inactive in illustrator while using wacom tablet?
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How to draw an irregular, vertical line with photoshop

Similarly to this question I now need to do the same thing with a vertical line, to obtain a shape similar to a capital "I" with the same feature; wider extremities. I have been trying to do it ...
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How to draw an irregular line with photoshop

I have a path, a simple semi-ellipse (not closed) similar to an oblong "C" I'm trying to turn it into a form with the following aspects: the brush must be flat and not round, the extremities must end ...
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Photoshop brush strokes get lighter when overlap

It may be a nooby question, but I've just started to use Photoshop. My problem is that whatever brush I use, with any blending mode in any project, brush strokes become lighter when they overlap each ...
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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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Why is my brush pixelated at size 400 in Photoshop?

Please help me, every time my brush is at size 400+ it will look different than the preview. This brush at size 405 looks like a middle finger when its being previewed. It looks like this in the ...
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Creat a transparency mask such as clipping mask?

I can see a "Creat mask" button in the transparency pannel. Its such an easy way to quickly add texture on my shape. But the thing is that its made to manage transparency whereas i would like creat ...
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Cannot change the width profile of a brush stroke in Illustrator

I'm learning to use Illustrator and I've maid a brush stroke, but I cannot change the width profile of the brush stroke. This is what I do: I select the stroke I've made with my custom brush, I go to ...
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I lost my Photoshop CS6 default brushes, can I download them? [closed]

So it seems like I have accidentally deleted my default brushes some time ago (from the disk), and I would like to get them back. I searched online but didn't find them. It'd be helpful if someone ...
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Illustrator: Brush without gap

Can some one tell me how to use Brushes in Illustrator so that when I draw complete paths such as Rectangles and Circles the stroke doesn't taper off like it does here:
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Illustrator custom brush: Corners get automatically round

I generated a custom art brush that strangely shows rounded corners instead of "real" corners. How is that possible?
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Illustrator pattern brush: Modifiying anchor point stretches shapes

I generated a pattern brush and when I draw a path and move one anchor end point with the direct selection tool then the shape of my pattern brush is stretched or shrunk like the circle in this ...
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How to recreate this vector texture in Adobe Illustrator

I need to recreate this 15° brush-like vector texture in Adobe Illustrator. Any suggestions on how I do this? I was thinking there must be a brush that creates this but I really do not know. Any ideas?...
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Random stroke width change (using Brush Tool)

I'm getting these random variations in my path's stroke and it's driving me crazy not knowing how to fix it. Anyone have any ideas? I want no style to this stroke but it seems to be going wonky in ...
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How do you make paths and apply brush strokes simultaneously in Illustrator CS6?

I want to be able to draw with the paintbrush and create a path at the same time. Here is an image to show what I would like to do: The artist in the image above is able to draw a brush stroke while ...
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Illustrator: is it possible to use brush pressure without a tablet?

Is it possible to use brush pressure in Adobe Illustrator using a mouse only, not any external devices like drawing tablets? I asked because I cant change the "pressure" in the brush tool settings.
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How to fill in shape made with brush tool Illustrator CS6

I would like to make a complex shape using the brush tool and then use stroke and fills to create color. I started with one shape made from 8 brush strokes I selected all of the strokes with the ...
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Line fades at end of line instead of beggining

I'm trying to draw strait lines with the brush tool while holding the SHIFT key and tapping two points on the screen. The problem I'm having is the fade is at the beginning of the line instead of at ...
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Why have all of the GIMP brushes disappeared? [closed]

All of the gimp brushes have, for some reason, disappeared and I don't know how to get them back. The spot where you're supposed to see the name of the brush is just filled with Clipboard: And the ...
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Pattern-like, handdrawn strokes

I need to synthesize the following line-like patterns, where neighboring strokes always have similar directions Are there any brilliant ideas, how I can create this without making each individual ...
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Cutting typearea by brush / showing typearea in brush zone

I would like to ask how, if its possible, to cut the orange font so it would be only inside the black area (made with brush) and the rest of the font on the white area would not be shown. Using Adobe ...
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How to achieve this pattern/spread out effect in Photoshop/Illustrator?

I tried to imitate this effect in Illustrator using scatter brush but didn't achieve it. Does anyone know how to do this? Thank you!
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How to double your brush in Photoshop?

I was watching a photoshop tutorial, which was created using Photoshop CS4. During the tutorial the instructor split his brush into two brushes side by side (using a keyboard shortcut I believe). ...
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Illustrator: how to create a pattern brush

I am attempting to make a simple pattern brush with five b&w rectangles, with no success. Each time I drag the artwork to the brush swatch and i get the message seen below. I have tried various ...
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Photoshop brush darkening and lighting

I have run into a problem when working on a project, whenever I overlay a stroke it either darkens or lightens, (doesn't color properly) sometimes even changes the original color. Its almost like ...
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Photoshop : how to smooth (vectorise?) the brush

I'm not sure how to describe this properly or if I'm even using the correct world but I need to smooth or vectorise (?) my brush drawing (basically make the drawing more beautiful) I'm using ...
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Only Fixed and Random Options are Working in Illustrator CC 2015 Callipraphy Brushes

App updated but still the same. Only fixed and random options are working in Calligraphy Brushes. I have searched but can't find a solution.
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Recover custom tool presets and brushes from an expired trial of Photoshop

I used the free trial of Photoshop but forgot to export all of my tool presets and brushes. I never saved them or exported them, so they don't seem to exist in my presets files, but they clearly exist ...
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How to make a Pattern brush that doesn't distort the pattern shape?

we have a LASER-CUT machine, and we need to build a template for strass & Diamond. I use Adobe Illustrator CS6, and I've tried to let the object follow the path of template using Pattern Brush. ...
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GIMP: How can I make a basic 4px brush?

How can I make the pencil/brush width exactly 4px, with a hard edge? (i.e. no fading, feathering, gradients, etc.) I know it's an incredibly simple problem but all of GIMP's presets/defaults are ...
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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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Photoshop CS6 brush - duplicating

I have a design project due on Monday and my photoshop brush keeps playing up. This is slowing me down tremendously and I have tried everything. Last time I used the brush it was smooth and now it is ...
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Issues with brush Tool In illustrator using graphics tablet

I'm using a Wacom graphics tablet and i'm trying to use the brush tool in Illustrator CS6 to write some 'curly' text for a project. It all looks fine when i'm drawing but as soon as i 'release' the ...
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How to use custom brushes in Gimp?

I found a custom brushes menu in Gimp but I don't know how to use them. I'd like to draw some stars on a background. How can I create a brush to do this?
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 (12) - only partial coverage when clicking with brush or erase tools

For some time now I have been unable to determine why my brush or eraser tools do not completely cover the area outlined by my tool. I have reset brush settings as well as reloaded the brushes ...
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How to achieve this scatter effect using Illustrator or photoshop?

I have tried using scatter brushes in Illustrator but it is not exactly the same thing. Please help!
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Brush outline and fill

I have made a pattern brush to apply for a hand drawn brush. It usually works nicely, but yesterday it went started acting up. When I draw, I have a solid outline and invisible fill (which looks like ...
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False display about brush style from brush library - Borders_Novelty in Adobe Illustrator CC 2015

I am reading Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book 2015 release. In the section of A Quick Tour of Adobe Illustrator CC (2015 release), the author asked me to select the Line Segment tool to draw a ...
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Illustrator: Need to have brush which is three dashed parallel line which can follow a curve

I want to create a brush (think this is the best approach) which is three dashed lines like this: And I want to be able to place the lines along a path which curves, or around the edge of a circle. ...
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Adjust brush size scrubber in PS?

Is there a way to modify how the brush size scrubber works? Once you get into the larger brush sizes the scrubber makes huge exponential jumps in pixel size. Two thirds of the scrubber are taken up ...
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Illustrator brush pen pressure distortion

After a few months of using my Wacom, I started to notice that my strokes became distorted near sharp corners and curves when I changed the default 5pt brush to pen pressure. I saw similar questions ...
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Wash chinese calligraphy brush outside?

Do any of you have any tips about how can I wash my chinese calligraphy brushes when I am not at home ? Regards
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Edit Multiple Freehand Stroke Widths at Once in Inkscape

I'm trying to ink a drawing using the freehand stroke tool in Inkscape. I understand that this tool creates filled shapes rather than lines with strokes, so I'm using the Path Effects Editor to change ...
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Is there a way to change the Photoshop Alt + Right-click-drag brush size hotkey?

Since CS5, we can use Alt + Right-click-drag(I'm currently using CS6 on win) to change brush size and opacity. But it is not good enough for a tablet pen. While I release the right-click button on my ...
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Simulate pressure brush with mouse in Illustrator

I want to get a brush working like in Adobe Illustrator Draw where the ends are thinner than the main body. I cannot figure out how to apply a fake pressure like this without having a drawing pad/...