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 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/...
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Illustrator: How to exclude textured strokes (Chalkboard effect)

I'm trying to create a lettering with chalkboard effect in order to print it on a chalkboard mug. However, most tutorials I found for Adobe Illustrator recommend applying a textured stroke to the text....
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Brush tool line very faint when using click, shift+click to draw straight lines

I'm trying to draw straight lines in photoshop with my Wacom tablet, and the lines are coming up very faint and short. Is there a way to lengthen the lines created by the click, shift+click method?
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How do I stop Illustrator filling in areas of a path even when 'no fill' is assigned

I'm using a 0.5 3pt round brushstroke and no fill yet Illustrator often fills in areas where there is a loop or corner, as in the example image. How do I stop it from doing this? Fidelity is on 0.5px ...
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Wacom Tablet - Illustrator brush tool

I currently got the intuos art wacom tablet so still learning how to use it. I'm currently in illustrator trying to draw out a map and the brush tool is doing something weird and I cannot figure out ...
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Remember brush size when switching between brushes in Krita

Usually when I draw, I frequently switch between two or three tools and/or brushes. By default in Krita (I've tried versions 2.8.5 and 2.9.10), brush size is reset to default when selecting a brush. ...
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How to find which brush was used in a layer in Photoshop?

In a new layer, I selected the shape of the letter U and used a specific brush to brush in that selection in Layer 16 (in the screenshot below). Now I can't figure out which brush I used to get this ...
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GIMP - how to make transparent brush from an image layer?

I would like to make a (semi-)transparent brush in GIMP. Starting from an image of marble with white background and veins in shades of grey, using various layers I selected the white to alpha and ...
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How can I flatten (combine?) a group of brush strokes in Illustrator?

Warning: I am not an expert with Adobe Illustrator I have done an illustration, using Adobe Illustrator, of some hair and a beard using only brushstrokes. I want to copy-and-paste this illustration ...
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Why my Photoshop brush pixelated instead of smooth

Sorry, I don't know how to describe this strange behavior. I have no idea what happened on my brush... Please help me. Thanks a lot!!
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Issue brush stroke with texture has different colour in Adobe Illustrator CC [closed]

Yesterday I had some issue with Adobe Illustrator CC that didn't want to open, then I reinstalled it today. But when I was going to make use of it, I noticed that brushes with custom textures (pencil ...
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Adobe Illustrator - prevent U or curly shape strokes filling some space [duplicate]

I am new in adobe illustrator and basically i'm learning from anything i can find on the internet. The issue i am having is when I use calligraphic brush with width set to pressure. It annoys me a ...
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illustrator brush path to pen path

I need to convert brush path to pen path. I need the path not the outline of the brush stroke. So "expand appearance" or "create outline" is not a solution for me. This is for a project with ...
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How to change the spacing between shapes in a pattern brush in Illustrator

I'm trying to create a hair braid pattern on a circle and somehow can't seem to change the spacing between the shapes in the brush. I want to close the gaps. I'm working in Ai CS6.
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Gimp - jagged pencil and brush strokes [SOLVED]

I am using Gimp 2.8.14 on Ubuntu 14.04 and a Wacom tablet (Intuos 3 6x8). My problem is that I cannot make a smooth stroke even when I check the Smooth stroke in the Tool Options panel. When I do ...
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Why does a brush with 50% opacity and 100% flow take 8 individual strokes to reach 100% opacity?

I have a simple round brush with 100% hardness, 50% opacity and 100% flow. All other brush settings are disabled (brush dynamics, transfer, etc). Since it has 50% opacity, I would expect 2 brush ...
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How do I use the paint brush with a fill in illustrator?

I'm watching the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cljS0rL5-Ko . The video's author uses the paint brush tool with a fill and a stroke to draw the character. Every time I try to draw with a ...
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How to make full color brush in photoshop?

I need to pint with full color image as brush. How can brush contain all colors from source image? I need something like clone stamp, but with predefined contents. Picture for better understanding
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Critique: Veins on Flower

I'm taking a jump into some digital painting and struggling with getting more defined lines to look right. I'm basing it entirely on this Flower from Unsplash.com and have been using the 3 Basic ...
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Is there any way to have pen pressure without a tablet for photoshop CC 2014 32 bit?

I want to know is there any way to simulate pen pressure for Photoshop without a tablet? A plugin? some sort of brush? Can someone link me a tutorial or something. I just want to doodle in Photoshop. ...
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Is it possible to create a high quality watercolor effect in illustrator?

I am looking to create a high quality watercolor effect in illustrator. My question essentially is: Is this created by scans and then tracing it? If so, what kind of tracing options would you use for ...
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Illustrator art brush corner problem

I created a brush because I needed the terminals of my line had angles. But the brush is generating some kind of thorn in the corners, when the brush option "Do not adjust corners and folds" is active....
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Is there a way to reverse the order of anchors in a path?

Is there any way to reverse the order of anchors in a path? I don't want to redraw the path again. I want to change the starting anchor point from the starting point of any path to its end. reversing ...
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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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Pattern Brush Doesn't Keep Original Shape in Illustrator

I created a circle (using the shape tool and while holding down shift), and turned it into a pattern brush. Then I applied that pattern brush to another circle with the intent of getting a circle of ...
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GIMP: Stroke Path along single points

What I need: to draw different sets of icons in the same points of the picture (with the purpose of drawing different network schemes with the same structure). There are A LOT OF Points. Therefore I ...
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Apply a brush on a path in Photoshop CS6

Hy. I want to create something like this: using path. I want to draw a line in fact and on that line I want to apply a rainbow effect like this one. Some time I want to have 2 colors in the rainbow, ...
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Aligning Brushes to Edge with Grid (PS)

I've made a custom brush in Photoshop and I'm trying to use it on a pixel grid that I've set up. However, whenever I try to use it, either with a brush or pencil (I'm relying on the pencil tool for it'...