Basically it blocks 50% of what is left behind, as opposed to being a pure 50% opacity in a additive way. Therefore working in an inverse exponential way towards 99.999...% opacity.
So laid on top of each other:
1st stroke: 50%
2nd stroke: 75% (50% + 50% of 50%)
3rd stroke: 87.5% (75% + 50% of 25%)
4th stroke: 93.75% (87.5 + 50% of 12.5%)
5th stroke: 96....
Yes there is.
If your path is open:
Select the pen tool (P)
Click the last anchor of the path. The order will be reversed
If your path is closed:
If the path is a compound path, skip to step 4
Select the path with the Selection Tool (black arrow, V)
Click on menu->object->compound path->make. The path will be turned into a "compound path"
Each stroke is moving 50% from the current color towards the brush color. The formula would be 100% * (1 - (brush opacity ^ number of strokes)). So going from white to black, you will have:
...etc, slowly moving towards black.
I.e, you'll never actually truly reach full opacity, but at ...
You'll want to use the Pencil tool instead of Brush tool. It allows you to do pixel level edits without any anti-aliasing (the fuzzy area). It's located below the Brush tool or can be accessed by repeatedly pressingShift+B until it cycles around.
Yes - GIMP can do precisely what you are asking for. As it is a somewhat advanced demand, it is not that easy to find about it - but I think it the functionalities requested are well placed into the program.
The Key for what you are asking:i.e. "Is there a way to save a combination of these settings, so that tool, brush tip, size, color and opacity are ...
As of GIMP 2.8, the way to paint with a 1 pixel brush using the pencil tool is setting the brush size to "1" in the Pencil tool options, when painting, regardless of Brush's shape or native size.
In previous GIMP versions, the "pixel" Brush which was an image one pixel in size was available in the UI. It is currently hidden, and available only for scripts ...
Yes! it's in by default but just hidden
Select Brush by either brush tool or b
Right click to open brush manager, on top right corner you'll find little gear.
From there select "Legacy Brushes" and boom your brushes will be restored! You can find them in Default Brushes under folder names Legacy brushes.
You can't use effects or brushes with entire rectangles. Simply create one side, then draw the other three sides of a rectangle.
Create the triangles easily by drawing a path and choosing Effect > Distort & Transform > Zig Zag
Choose Object > Expand Appearance
Grab the Pen Tool and draw the other three sides of a rectangle.
To save the brush size of a preset, you have to enable the "Temporarily save tweaks to presets" check box in the brush editor
Assuming you are on the latest version of Krita, Press F5 and then just click on the check-box which says "Temporarily save tweaks to presets" as shown in the image below.
This will make sure your tweaks or changes ...
Yes. Use the Spray Tool, then the Tweak Tool.
Draw a circle or any object. Add a fill. Select it, and choose the Spray Tool
In the tool options along the top, make sure you choose the "Spray Copies" mode, otherwise the recolouring steps won't work
Click and drag to spray the selected object
When you have finished, choose the Tweak Tool, and in the tool ...
I think there're different ways to achieve a similar this effect. Here're several ideas:
Use a smart object with Polar Coordinates filter applied. This way you can paint straight lines inside the SO and they'll be transformed to circlular ones — that's quite easy to control, you can put any shapes in the original SO layer, adjust strokes length and position....
For me this way worked:
Select Duplicate Brush from Brushes drop down (Tool button Underneath the Tools Menu)
You may get an X or you may get a colour dropper icon.
Press the Ctrl button to choose the place you want to duplicate from
Now you can brush in the duplicate area.
I suspect this has to do with the limits of transparency layers. You say that it took 8 x 50% transparency to get 0% transparency.
If you have 50% transparency, then 50% of the background colour should be visible through the top layer. If you apply 50% transparency again, then 50% of that NEW background layer should be visible = 50% x 50% = 25% original ...
You have no actual brush selected, it's just set to basic - which isn't a brush type (just a weird default).
Just load in any actual brush and then you will be able to select a stroke/width and draw.
Load in a brush by clicking on the Brush Libraries Menu icon:
Ok turns out that the 'Hardness' setting of 1 was the problem...
I thought that hardness would affect antialiasing of the edge of the brush, and that a one pixel brush would need to have a hard edge or it would be invisible.
It seems that the edge is not within the brush width, but around it, so that a one pixel brush with an edge is three pixels wide ...
Yes of course. Learn to use the Pen tool. I very rarely use a graphics tablet with Illustrator unless I want to draw something freehand.
There's a fun website where you can learn how to use the Pen Tool effectively, called the Bézier Game
Here's a screenshot.
"Basic" is not a brush. Adobe put it in a stupid place. "Basic" means "no brush - basic stroke".
When you attempt to use the Brush Tool and set it to "Basic" what actually happens when you start to paint is the brush changes automatically to a calligraphic brush. Because... "Basic" is not a brush. I'm not meaning to imply you are deficient in any way for ...
You could use a Scatter Brush in Illustrator rather than a pattern brush.
Simply draw one shape... however you want no gradients or effects though, simple fills and strokes. And choose Scatter Brush after dragging the art to the Brush Panel. From there, it's a matter of adjusting the brush options.
Be certain to set the Rotation Relative To: to path rather ...
Symbols should work.
Double click the Symbol Sprayer Tool and adjust the Intensity and Symbol Set Density options to create the "pile on" aspect.
Then it's merely a matter of holding the mouse down.
You can then use the Symbol Scruncher Tool to increase the density further if you need.
You can do this in Photoshop with custom brush you need to define (rectangle shape) and then play with the settings (remember that "roundness" in this case will be thickness of the shape. This is what you could get.
In illustrator the easiest way (for me) would be do create few different patterns, fill objects with them, then expand and multiply and ...
Mixer Brush tool is the best option you're going to have. Be sure to use a Pencil Brush though since it doesn't look like you currently are.
Since we're going to be rubbing our lead I'll use a 9B, nice and soft.
Alright, now we need to rub and blend. See in that top screenshot? Pencils Mixer Brush. If you're on the regular Brush it'll look empty, but ...
If you want a "pattern" that goes all the way from the start to the end of a path you don't need a pattern brush you need an art brush. Just select "Art Brush" when creating your brush:
In this case though you'd be better off using a width profile. There is a default width profile exactly as your example:
You can also use the Width tool (shift+W) to adjust ...
A desire for precision generally means the Pencil and any "drawing" Brush won't get you there. You can use the Pen Tool or shapes. The Pencil/Brush tool simply aren't designed to be precise. They are focused more on natural drawing and all the imprecision and wonder that comes with that.
It's possible to start with something simple like a single ellipse .......
My guess would be that whopper of a Fidelity setting.
From AI help:
Fidelity can range from 0.5 to 20 pixels; the higher the value, the smoother and less complex the path. Controls the amount of smoothing that Illustrator applies when you use the tool.
I absolutely understand the confusion and why a high Fidelity setting may seem ...
If you can use a scripting environment that can detect bezier intersections, this is very easy to achieve. Unfortunately, Adobe does not include these methods in their scripting toolkit. Instead, I mainly use Scriptographer or Paper.js, but I believe Inkscape can find bezier intersections as well. Here's Mike Kamermans's excellent primer on the math for ...