crayon brush, pressure sensitive?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Ulrich G. Kliegis, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. Hi all,
    I've been looking for a realistic crayon brush for some time now,
    without real 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 grained as most chalk tools.

    I've asked in cgap and apw already and got some motivating answers,
    but am still looking for a ready-to-use tool.

    Any hints?

    Thanks in advance!

    U.
     
    Ulrich G. Kliegis, Mar 24, 2008
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  2. Ulrich G. Kliegis

    KatWoman Guest

    you can make any black and white image into a paint brush
    so take a screen shot of the brush from the other program or make your own
    image
    then use the tools in the palette to customize it

    you can do something called dual brush as well
    for example:: the crayon stroke has two parts
    the smoother texture transparent line would just be a low opacity round
    brush
    and then the part with little bits of waxy buildups would be the second
    brush a texture brush set to wide spacing and set to scatter
     
    KatWoman, Mar 24, 2008
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  3. Ulrich G. Kliegis

    KatWoman Guest

    P.S> any and all the brushes can be set to pressure sensitive
    open the brush palette and set it there
     
    KatWoman, Mar 24, 2008
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  4. KW,
    thanks for this advice! Although I am not yet quite sure of what to do
    with the scanned / captured "foreign" crayon in the phase that you
    call
    I'll just give it a try and play a bit with it.
    I guess I'll have to set up the two components separately and then
    fuse them to that dual brush, right? I've read the manual and gathered
    tons of tutorials with the result that I end up seeing no forest, just
    trees... :)

    Thanks and cheers,

    U.
     
    Ulrich G. Kliegis, Mar 30, 2008
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  5. Ulrich G. Kliegis

    KatWoman Guest

    with the scanned / captured "foreign" crayon in the phase that you

    I am between versions kept CS and new to CS3

    OK I just went to CS3 and could not find EDIT>define brush preset

    of course they attempt to simplify our lives by confusing us
    ahh changes.........
    I had to choose SHOW ALL MENUS first



    or you can change what shows in the menus in MENUS...

    when you have an image you want to use as a brush,
    or part of an image in a selection
    EDIT>define brush preset

    it will add the shape as a brush tip

    here is one I use frequently
    http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/?m=show&id=287


    http://www.myjanee.com/tuts/brush7/crayon/crayon.htm

    a quick Google turns up already made ones
    http://creativemac.digitalmedianet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=21174

    always check Adobe Studio Exchange too

    lots of people share shapes, brushes, frames, styles

    http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/exchange/index.cfm?event=extensionDetail&loc=en_us&extid=1226518
     
    KatWoman, Mar 30, 2008
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