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How to edit a pixel without modifying surrounding pixels

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 ...
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Where to find the old default Photoshop brushes?

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 ...
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Why can I not use the brush tool to paint my object?

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. ...
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Why can I not use the brush tool to paint my object?

"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 ...
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How to draw random colours dots?

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" ...
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Remember brush size when switching between brushes in Krita

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 ...
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Stacked light circle effect in Photoshop?

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 ...
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Any way to improve drawing with a mouse in Illustrator

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 ...
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Is there brush falloff control in Photoshop?

You can't control a curve of a round brush falloff in Photoshop. The only way to emulate this is to create custom brush tips (via Edit > Define Brush Preset)
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How to "automate" this drawing process using brushes?

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 ...
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How to achieve this scatter effect using Illustrator or photoshop?

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 ...
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How to simulate realistic pencil blending in Photoshop, with texture?

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, ...
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Illustrator: Pattern Brush that narrows down all the way?

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 ...
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Can Illustrator's Pencil or Brush tool snap to lines and curves while drawing?

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 ...
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Illustrator's Paintbrush and Pencil tools are too smooth

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 ...
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Can Illustrator's Pencil or Brush tool snap to lines and curves while drawing?

I would use the Pen Tool as you are working with very smooth curves here. Did you check if Smart Guides option is turned on? You can go to View -> Smart Guides or use shortcut Ctrl + U (I believe it's ...
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Error creating 10x10 brush (GIMP)?

If the brush has an even number of pixels, there is no pixel at the center... Using the paintbrush instead of the pencil does result in the brush straddling the track evenly.
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Photoshop BRUSH : Need a LONG, THIN, rope brush

Hmmm . . . It would seem these are just images of a rope, not actual properly made Photoshop brushes. Instead, better to make your own rope brush preset in Photoshop. It can be done in a few ...
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Brush following the cursor with lag in Photoshop CC

If you're using one of the newest Photoshops (2018..2020), it has Brush Smoothing ON by default. You can find the setting in the Tool menu on the top: values greater than zero will make brush follow ...
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Illustrator - paint/draw inside the drawing created from brush strokes, not shapes

Here's one method Select the black lines you drew Do Object > Expand Appearance Select the Shape Builder tool, and click in the centre, to make the inside a closed shape Do Ungroup Shift+Ctrl+G ...
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GIMP: How can I make a basic 4px brush?

Use the Pixel (1x1 square) brush (NOT "1. Pixel" brush!!!) : This brush has its hardness set to 0, and thus doesn't exhibit the 3x3 pixel issue you have encountered. It uses the size set ...
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How to make a Pattern brush that doesn't distort the pattern shape?

Use a scatter brush. This should eliminate the distortion problem.
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Creating a brush with smooth falloffs in Photoshop CS4?

There are a few factors that have an influence on the falloff of your brush stroke: The pressure curve in your tablet preferences Your chosen Shape Dynamics settings in Photoshop for your selected ...
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Join multiple brush strokes into shape I can fill

Use the Selection Tool (black arrow tool) or the Direct Selection Tool (white arrow) and click-drag around the works Press Ctrl+J to join the 4 open path sections into one:
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Krita brush path

The closest thing you can do to this is convert a vector path to a pixel brush stroke. For my test, I used the calligraphy tool to make a little squiggle on the canvas. This creates a vector path on ...
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