Questions tagged [pencil]

Questions about the tools used for drawing lines and shading to a canvas. Digitally, a pencil is a freehand painting tool to draw pixels. Unlike like Brush, it can't have soft edges and results in hard "pixelated" edges.

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How can I do this kind of color effect in adobe illustrator?

I was trying to get this color effect done using adobe illustrator but could not do it. How can I do that?
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Affinity Designer: What's needed to make individual hairs look more natural?

I'm using the pencil tool to draw individual hairs. I changed the pressure to give them a smoother appearance. However, the start of the hair still looks rough (see picture below). It looks too ...
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Affinity Designer: How to edit selected path with the pen tool?

There's a pencil option in Adobe Illustrator that allows you to correct the initial path. For instances, let's say I'm drawing hair in a flat illustration and I would like to give the hair more volume ...
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How do you replace pixel color on all channels including alpha in GIMP?

I'm trying to edit a simple theme icon, which has full RGB colors and variable transparency in different places. I also know what color and alpha values specific pixels should have, and want to set ...
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Photoshop pencil tool missing edge pixels

In photoshop, if i click in 1 place to draw a dot, then hold shift and click anywhere else to draw a straight line, a line is drawn but with missing pixels along the edge. This is extremely annoying ...
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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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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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does this drawing style have any particular name?

can somebody please tell me whether this drawing style has any particular name? where can i learn this drawing style? This is certainly some hindu traditional drawing style, but i dont know whether i ...
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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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An issue with pencil tool in Illustrator 2019, pencil's default fill and stroke set to none, how to fix it?

I was using the pencil tool a lot in previous versions of Illustrator (2015 particularly). It was very handy when I was drawing highlights and shadows on illustration, because I could draw a shape ...
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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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How to draw random colours dots?

How can I draw dots with a specific size and random colors? Is it possible to create a brush or something similar to do it? With the pencil if I hold Ctrl + click I can draw a black dot, but is ...