Hello, I'm using a Wacom tablet to draw using brushes I've created.
As a simple example, I have a triangle shape turned into a brush. However, I want the rotation of the triangle to follow my brush stroke, so when I move my pen across the tablet up and down, it follows fine. But when I move it left and right, the triangles are still standing up right and not turning with the direction of my brush.
I've messed around with the brush options quite a bit but haven't figured it out.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much. That did the trick. I had actually tried that, but it turns out my triangles were too equilateral for me to notice the shift in direction. Thanks a lot though, got it perfect now!
On a side note, can i save these parameters so whenever I choose this brush, it will already have the direction/pen pressure attributes?
Yea that saves the brush but if I change brush parameters for a different brush and come back to my triangle brush, it has changed too.
I am trying to save my favorite brushes as tool presets. Here's what's happening:
I save my triangle brush as tool preset. I choose a different brush and change the pen pressure parameter. When I go bakc to my triangle brush tool preset, the pen pressure has just changed.
Is there not a way to lock the tool presets so they can't be changed?
I did exactly what you said, but whenever I change the "direction" parameter, it applies to both of my tool preset brushes, one for triangles and one for diamond shapes. I feel like this is a glitch; why else would a saved tool preset change?
I fixed it.... It turns out I had the padlock next to shape dynamics locked. Unlocking that makes all the tool presets function as they should.
I really appreciate your help, thanks you... Trying to get all my tools and brushes created and saved properly to increase workflow effeciency and creatvitiy.
I have another question for you.
Can I take a png and turn it into a brush with it's orginal color?
For example, I take a picture of a rose flower. I crop out the flower from the background. Can I turn this flower into a brush with the flower's original color?
Thanks, that is exactly what I needed. I have just one last question for you.
I am trying to create a noise brush with specks of color to fill in areas. Is there a way I can make the brush pull colors from it's surroundings? Sort of like an environment based gradient?
I'm not sure without seeing an example of what you want, but try applying the Spatter filter after painting. It only works with the contents of one targeted layer, so, if necessary, do a Shift+Opt+Cmd+E (Shift+Alt+Ctrl+E if Windows) to create a merged layer that can be spatter-filtered.
Here's before and after screenshots.
Thanks, a filter makes it harder to do it by multiple layers. I've found a way that's pretty similar to what I wanted though... I did a 10% fill in a transparent document to get a grain effect and turned it into a brush. Then I messed with the settings until I got the appearance I wanted, and turned it into a mixer brush.
This works great so long as I do it to the right layers, sometimes I have to apply image non destructively so all layers merge, allowing the mixer brush to take from the surrounding colors. Boom!