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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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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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 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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What is this brush calligraphy font (“free spirit wild heart”)?

Anyone have any idea what font this is? I've looked all over but can't find it anywhere!
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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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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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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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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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ABR File to JPEG

I have collected over the years a huge collection of brushes, 3gb worth, that I would like a way I can export them out and possibly make a database file of them. However, I am unsure how to export an ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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Stroke won't change in Illustrator

I created some shapes with the pen tool and then with the brush, but when I switched back to pen tool I couldn't change the stroke. I can't change its colour or make it transparent either. Does ...
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Help dealing with heavy Illustrator file

I’ve created a repeat square that uses rasterised vector illustrations, the reason being that placing all the illustrations without rasterising into a repeat square will make the file massive (1gb +) ...
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Custom PS brush that allows hardness settings

As the title says: How can I create a custom brush that allows me to use "hardness" settings? As far as I've come searching the net, I haven't found any tutorial or how-to.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How should I get brushes for photoshop that replicate smears of beauty cream? (ageing creme, etc for product shots) [closed]

Can anyone help me with this? How should I get brushes for photoshop that replicate smears of beauty cream? (ageing creme, etc for product shots)
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How to overwrite brush “texture” with single color in Illustrator CS6?

I'm creating symbols using custom brush packs that I downloaded. Most of these brushes have many different colors in them ("textures"), not just a single one. My question is how to dismiss these ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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