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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 : 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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to switch to a brush preset in Photoshop but keep the current brush size?

I'd like to keep my current brush size when switching between Photoshop brush presets. Is there a way to do this?
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How to make a hanging icicle brush or graphic style in Illustrator CC?

I purchased a set of graphic styles for Illustrator. The set contains a style that applies a hanging icicle brush to any object, so that icicles appear to be hanging from any horizontal line of an ...
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How to change the roundness and size of a brush in Adobe Illustrator?

When I try to use a calligraphy brush the roundness and the size doesn't change to another option. I go to Brushes Library Menu → New Brush and select the Calligraphy Brushes The Calligraphy ...
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Which brush to use for creating art like in the videogame “Braid”?

I'm really impressed with the artwork in Braid so I'd like to learn how to do similar stuff in Photoshop. I have tried around with the brushes but haven't quite figured out how to get the same ...
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How to create/imitate a crack in a picture in Photoshop

How can I add crack to a picture in Photoshop cs5 (with or without using custom brushes) like the one below? I tried with brushes, but it didn't look realistic.
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What kind of effects-brushes where used in this picture?

Hello I would really like to know how someone can achieve this type of illustration. What kind of effects or brushes were used. Thank you :)
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Default Brushes Not Loading in Photoshop CS6

I recently installed Photoshop CS6 from a disk after doing a system reinstall on my Windows 8.1 pc. I'm yet to do an update of the whole system and apps but there is a problem. Each time I open ...
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GIMP 2.0 custom brushes do not work as intended

I've had this problem now with any of my custom made brushes, that they look completely different when applied from as I originally designed them. As you can see in the screenshot I'll attach, the ...
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Some brushes not working (Photoshop CC 2018)

I'm starting to learn drawing in Photoshop with my Surface Pro and for some reason some brushes will just not draw. Basic brushes work, but in other categories like in dry brushes (sorry my brush ...
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Problem with Illustrator Pattern brush

Can someone tell me if there is a way to stop my pattern brush to stop bunching up if I make a cut in my line? Or is it just something it does, and there is no way to fix it? Preferably, I would like ...
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How to change brush size when it’s already saved in layer?

My problem is that this brush has been applied in a layer and I can't change it. I’ve made a drawing using some path to brush .. after doing this, I’ve realized that the brush size was too thin. Any ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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: 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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In photoshop, is there a way to inverse the effect of brush pressure opacity?

If this is possible, then I could have a brush stroke, with brush pressure size turned on, that starts out small and at full opacity and then becomes larger with less opacity as pressure is increased.
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Illustrator: Dividing a stroke/brush from a selected place

I just created a simple object with custom brush as a stroke. Is there a way to divide that stroke in a way that I can choose where the new brush ends and another starts - still surrounding the ...
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When i open an image the brushes are not there? [duplicate]

I was going to try to do the line art of one of my drawings on adobe illustrator, but when i open the file the brushes are not there. There's only the basic brush and i can't reduce its size. I've ...
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How to create a brush same as the real pen tip in illustrator?

I have a graphic tablet and I need to create two brushes for calligraphy in Adobe illustrator. So I need to create the following brushes: A brush gives the same font of the a real pen such as Uni-...
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Adjust Brush Opacity drag hotkey/shortcut?

I thought I read somewhere that there was a way to adjust the brush opacity interactively in CS6 (13) in the same way you adjust brush size and hardness (ie: Alt+Right-click and drag). In fact, the ...
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How do I create this exact effect in photoshop?

Can anyone please suggest the brush i should use? I have tried using gradients and various brushes with noise (without noise)...just unable to get the sharp edges and the mix of the colors.
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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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Illustrator (.ai) file takes too much time to open [closed]

I created an illustration on 1200x900px artboard (72 ppi) and used some stipple brushes given here: https://blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/freebies/8-free-stipple-shading-brushes-for-adobe-illustrator Now, ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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