Creating custom pixel brushes

You can create a custom brush from a preset or from scratch using a raster image.

Panel Preferences To create a custom preset brush stroke from scratch:

On the Brushes panel, click Panel Preferences and then select:

The new brush is added to the selected category using default settings. To edit the default settings, follow the procedure below from step 3.

Edit Brush To create a custom preset brush stroke from a preset:
  1. On the Brushes panel, select a brush and click Edit Brush.
  2. In the dialog, click Duplicate and then Close.
  3. Select the new brush at the bottom of the panel and click Edit Brush.
  4. Adjust the settings in the dialog. See Modifying brushes for more information.
  5. Click Close.
Edit Brush To create a multi-brush:
  1. On the Brushes panel, create a main brush or duplicate a selected brush.
  2. Select the new brush and click Edit Brush.
  3. Click the Sub Brushes tab.
  4. Click Add Bitmap, select a nib file for your sub brush and click Open.
  5. Double-click the brush entry appearing in the window to launch the Sub-Brush Editor.
  6. Edit the sub brush settings as you would for your base brush, then click Close.
  7. In the Brush Editing dialog, change sub brush settings to control:
    • Drawing—controls where the sub brush is drawn in relation to the main brush.
    • Blending—controls how the sub brush blends with the main brush.
    • Sync size—when checked, sets the default width of the stroke to match that of the main brush.
    • Sync spacing—when checked, sets the distance between each nozzle point to match that of the main brush.

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