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Brush shape and size question

on: November 15, 2008, 07:46:25 pm
For normal low colour pixel art, is a variety of sizes of square and round brushes fine? I don't think custom shaped brushes are really used for this kind of work are they?

Would different sizes square brushes be ok for a low colour paint program? Do I really need the circular ones? :)

(Just getting feedback for my paint program)

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Re: Brush shape and size question

Reply #1 on: November 15, 2008, 07:50:40 pm
In Promotion for example you can use any shape as a brush and it is really helpful. I mean even Paint has brushes with / shapes and such, and those can be helpful as well.
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Re: Brush shape and size question

Reply #2 on: November 15, 2008, 07:53:29 pm
Oh, I wasn't clear enough. I didn't mean custom cut out brushes, just the default ones..
But it sounds like you've answered my question!

What do you think about having a selection of different brush shapes at a fixed size (I.e. like Dpaint), and then any size square (and possibly round) brushes?

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Re: Brush shape and size question

Reply #3 on: November 15, 2008, 08:07:03 pm
sounds decent to me.
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Re: Brush shape and size question

Reply #4 on: November 15, 2008, 08:47:35 pm
Great.. thanks. :)

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Re: Brush shape and size question

Reply #5 on: November 17, 2008, 07:04:37 pm
I happen to be addicted to rombus shaped brushes. I find that I can do straight lines and more biological shapes with them without having to switch brushes.

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Re: Brush shape and size question

Reply #6 on: November 17, 2008, 07:09:00 pm
Curious.. what program do you use for these brushes at the moment?

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Re: Brush shape and size question

Reply #7 on: November 17, 2008, 07:38:03 pm
Graphics Gale. I simply use their "pen" function and draw my own rhombus. is rhombus a mistranslation on my part? I mean this

http://www.generativedesign.com/tesi/091/images/rombo%20solo.jpg without the hole in the middle :p

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Re: Brush shape and size question

Reply #8 on: November 17, 2008, 08:11:44 pm
Ah right. I think that's the correct term technically. I always think of that as a diamond shape..
Actually that's not more difficult to draw than a box anyway..

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Re: Brush shape and size question

Reply #9 on: November 26, 2008, 10:05:01 am
I used to make brushes for photoshop with the different patters of dithering and then just configure the brush setting, like the spacing tou just freely paint a dither patter
Image size doesn't matter! It's what you do with your pixels that counts!