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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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How to increase thickness of pen/pencil drawing?

You can do it in GIMP (which is free and open source) Open the image and do Filters > Distorts > Value Propagate. Set the mode to "More black (smaller value)", then set the slider ...
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How to increase thickness of pen/pencil drawing?

Using Adobe Photoshop... Choose Filter > Other > Minimum... from the menu and adjust to your liking... Then a minor Levels (Image > Adjustments > Levels) adjustment to remove some "...
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Photoshop pencil tool missing edge pixels

Goto Windows > Brush Settings > Brush Tip Shape. Set the spacing to the minimum.
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What is the difference between the pencil tool, the pen tool, and the brush tool in Adobe Illustrator?

Pen tool - Precise placement of anchors and control over curves Pencil Tool - Freeform creation of disjointed paths. Brush Tool - Freeform creation of disjointed paths with automatic application of ...
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Some brushes not working (Photoshop CC 2018)

Ok, got it (totally by accident actually. It didn't work because my canvas was in 32 bits. Photoshop didn't say anything when i was trying to use the brush, but when i tried to fill the canvas using ...
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How to disable pencil redraw in Adobe Illustrator?

Double click the Pencil Tool, and in the tool options uncheck "Edit selected paths".
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How can I do this kind of color effect in adobe illustrator?

I've been an Illustrator user for more than 30 years and I would not attempt this type of multi-colored texture in Illustrator. If you look at the face, for example, there's not only texture there, ...
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calligraphy brush

You can't use the Pencil tool with a brush initially. There's a bit of glitch in recent versions of Illustrator so that when you switch to the Pencil Tool, the brush is still indicated in the tool ...
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calligraphy brush

Make certain New Art Has Basic Appearance is not checked in the Appearance Panel Menu...
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Can one customize the angle of a straight line made using Shift-Ctrl?

Little known option: View ➤ Snap to active path. You create a path with a bunch of horizontal lines. Manually, using the grid to help you Automatically, using ofn-path-inbetweener: you create paths ...
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Can one customize the angle of a straight line made using Shift-Ctrl?

Not exactly what you ask but I have a quick solution for this specific idea. You can draw your lines in 1:1 ratio, meaning they will be 45 degree lines. After you draw your thing you can just stretch ...
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Illustrator - Turning brush strokes into pencil strokes

This kind of depends on which brush is used. If the brush strokes are shapes with a fill you are out of luck. There's no direct conversion back to a centerline path. There are some tricks to try and ...
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Affinity Designer: What's needed to make individual hairs look more natural?

In a non-photorealistic vector drawing a consistent style is essential. Inserting blurry pixel patterns to a sharp vector image isn't OK. Your stray hairs should be a sharp vector shape, too: This is ...
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Affinity Designer: How to edit selected path with the pen tool?

The node tool can be set temporarily ON by pressing Ctrl when you are drawing with the pen or pencil. Select the unwanted or misplaced node. Move it or press DEL to evaporate it without breaking the ...
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How do you replace pixel color on all channels including alpha in GIMP?

This is the standard behavior for all the paint tools, they are composited with the current pixels, and do not replace them completely (unless the tool opacity is 100% of course). If you want to keep ...
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How Does One Recreate Paint Brushes and Other Drawing Tools in Photoshop Accurately?

Many custom brushes you may find are created by using the natural medium (pencil, paintbrush, etc).... Make a mark on a sheet of paper Scan the sheet and open the scan in Photoshop Convert to ...
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