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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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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Retain original colour in a defined brush preset (alternatively, add colour to a grayscale image based on tone)

In Photoshop (or any other program), is there a way to define a brush from an image and retain the colour of the image in the brush, without it being converted to grayscale (and then becoming monotone ...
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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 put brushes in a set?

When I click on the little settings wheel in my brush panel there are various brushes listed on the bottom. 'Basic Brushes', 'Dry Media Brushes' and so on. I'd like to put brushes that I download or ...
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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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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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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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How do I save brushes to use in new documents in Illustrator?

Why don't brushes that I import into Illustrator save in the library? I'll open a new file and they won't be there any more. Is there a way to make them stay in there permanently?
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Airbrushing flames in photoshop?

I would like to achieve an effect in Photoshop that involves airbrushing flames, similar to what is done in this video: However, I can't figure out a way to mask the canvas from part of the brush (...
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Creating personal customized set of brushes

Actually there are two questions here. Creating personal customized new set of old brushes, where I want to put different brushes from different sets (like 2 from assorted, 2 from basic etc.) in ...
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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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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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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 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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City map making (cartography) with GIMP.

Does anyone know of good city specific (although I would be interested in others as well) plug-ins for fantasy role playing game map making using GIMP? I am more looking at macro-scale (so whole ...
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How do I use the width tool and brushes in Illustrator?

I am following this tutorial on Custom Lettering In one of the steps, it says " Using the Brush Tool (B), with the “Basic” brush; use the Width Tool (Shift+W) to adjust the width of our new path" I ...
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Why is the paint brush painting in a particular layer style?

I was trying to clean up the bottom of this bitmap bookmark by replacing blurry (i.e. Between black and the main grey color) pixels with the main grey color of the bokmarks. I selected paint brush, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What are useful brush dynamics and tool presets in GIMP 2.8?

In previous versions of GIMP only pressure was recognized by the brush tool. It wasn't much but it was simple. The new GIMP 2.8 introduces an all new brush dynamics system with a ton of customization ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Custom square brush defaults to circular?

I recently learned to create custom brushes by selecting an area and using the "custom brush by selection" option. What I'm trying to do is make a square brush with a slight tilt to it (I'm using ...
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Coloring individual parts in a brush

How do I colour each individual ribbon like the finished preview for these brushes? From DeviantArt:
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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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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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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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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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How can I create a shape made up of dried herbs & spices?

I am trying to create a shape out of dried herbs & spices (like oregano), and I want the texture to look similar to this image: I tried looking for dried herbs brushes and actions but can't find ...
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Brush stroke a path with thin-thick-thin in Photoshop

So i know I can use brush simulate a brush stroke from thin-thick-thin and thick to thin with the fade option . Is there a way to simulate a brush stroke so the path will have thick end points ...
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Gimp: quick way to cycle through pencil/brush presets?

I have created 6 different pencil pre-sets with different diameters. What I want is to be able to cycle up and down from one pre-set to the next, preferably with a keyboard shortcut. How do I set this ...
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Why do [ and ] shortcuts to increase brush size not work consistently?

So I can increase the size of the blob brush and eraser tool with [ and ], but the same shortcut doesn't seem to work consistently with the brush tool. It works with the three small "standard" brushes,...
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Diagonal lines for brush stroke or dashed stroke

I would like to stroke a path with 45 degree diagonal lines that are set a fixed distance of of 0.125 inches to each other. I'd also like the diagonals not to distort on curves- in other words, I ...
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Pattern brush scale menu greyed out

So I'm pretty noobish when it comes to Illustrator, but I can't tell what I'm doing wrong here. I've got this pattern brush on a path, and the path has some Width Points set on it, but I can't select ...
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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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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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Preventing adding up of colors for multiple brush strokes

This is somewhat a newbie question, but I couldn't find any solution. While painting, if I lift up the brush and start painting again, colors start adding up at intersections. This makes it hard to ...
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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?:
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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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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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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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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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How to apply a brush transparency over itself in Photoshop?

How to set a brush in Photoshop that have a slightly degree of opacity over itself without lifting the pen, or reaching the same effect in a single path? what I need is to simulate a ballpoint pen ...