Crayon brush, pressure sensitive?

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Ulrich G. Kliegis, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. Hi all,
    I've been looking for a realistic crayon brush for some time now,
    without success so far. If possible, it should also be pressure
    sensitive (Wacom Intuos).

    The closest I came to was the crayon in Artrage 2.22, but that is
    useless for PS. It should reproduce the fat, waxy appearance of a
    classical crayon, not as fine as most chalk tools.

    Any hints?

    Thanks in advance!

    Ulrich G. Kliegis, Mar 19, 2008
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  2. Ulrich G. Kliegis

    Ragnar Guest

    I think you perhaps should try a paint-type program rather than PS. This
    would be much better at mimicking the effect of natural tools like crayon,
    paintbrush etc.

    One that supports graphics tablets and won't cost anything is Artweaver

    Ragnar, Mar 19, 2008
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  3. Ulrich G. Kliegis

    Mike Russell Guest

    Here's a tutorial from Janee - some of the textures about 3/4 the way down
    look a lot like crayon.

    Another thought would be to simulate a rougher paper by painting on a layer
    with a textured layer mask.
    Mike Russell, Mar 19, 2008
  4. Ragnar,
    thanks for this pointer. I looked at it and tried the crayon. Almost
    better than the real thing, at least, this crayon does not break! :)

    I'd still like to do it eiter integrated in the PS environment,
    though, or, if available, in a drawing (corel style) environment,
    where I could tweak and twitch the curves as splines. As far as I
    know, though, Corel does not offer structured drawing tools (yet), or
    am I a bit behind?

    Thanks for your input, though, I did not know this painting program

    Ulrich G. Kliegis, Mar 19, 2008
  5. Mike,
    thank you very much. This looks pretty perfect. I guess you are
    talking about the flower with the blue leaves and, a little below, the
    example to the right of the paragraph "Texture and Preserving
    Texture", correct?

    The influence of the paper texture is interesting, I hope to be able
    to make use of it. At the moment, I suffer from material and tools
    overflow :). A structured catalogue of all available tools, patterns
    etc. will probably always be a dream...

    Thanks for this very helpful hint, anyway. So much to learn again...

    Ulrich G. Kliegis, Mar 19, 2008
  6. Ulrich G. Kliegis

    Joe Guest

    I have never created a History Brush but I have created several regular
    bushes to know the difference or how hard to create the History Brush. *But*
    if you know how to generate the History Brush (you may need to GOOGLE for
    more information) then you may be able to simulate the Crayon brush.

    History Brush is very powerful and unique, and you wanna Google for a site
    called something like TriMoon there you may find some *free* History
    Brushes, samples, and instruction etc..

    Yes, I have used History Brush once awhile and really enjoy it, but I
    don't wanna get too much involved with painting but to spend as much
    valuable time on retouching.
    Joe, Mar 19, 2008
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