Custom Brushes Without Anti-Aliasing

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Adam_Wolinsky
Sep 22, 2006
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What I want to do is use brushes without Anti-Aliasing like the ones that are available with the Pencil Tool but I would like to use these brushes with the clone stamp for example.

One solution to this would be to make a custom brush without anti-aliasing, is this possible? I found an old tutorial for an older version of Photoshop and apparently when you clicked Define Brush you had an option of whether you wanted it to be anti-alias or not.

Any help is appreciated.

All the Best,

Adam

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Adam_Wolinsky
Sep 22, 2006
What I want to do is use brushes without Anti-Aliasing like the ones that are available with the Pencil Tool but I would like to use these brushes with the clone stamp for example.

One solution to this would be to make a custom brush without anti-aliasing, is this possible? I found an old tutorial for an older version of Photoshop and apparently when you clicked Define Brush you had an option of whether you wanted it to be anti-alias or not.

Any help is appreciated.

All the Best,

Adam
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Dirk
Sep 23, 2006
Doesn’t setting the brush hardness to 100% take care of that?
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SteveV
Sep 23, 2006
shift B changes to pencil. Or just click on the brush tool or tool otions bar and you get various options including the pencil which has no aliasing.
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charles badland
Sep 23, 2006
100% hardness still has an anti-aliased edge. And he wants to access the hard brush with the tools that use the brush presets (like clone, dodge and burn, etc)

You can define a new brush with a hard edge, but if you change the size, the resampling causes the edge to become soft. So… define a number of hard edge brushes the sizes you would use most?
(for a new round brush: just make a circle selection the size(s) you want with anti-aliasing off, fill with black, then Edit>Define Brush.)
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Adam_Wolinsky
Sep 23, 2006
Thank you for your replies.

I tried to define a brush the way that Charles suggested but it still makes that brush anti-aliased.

The problem is there is no "Pencil Library." Pencil is a mode that makes any brush with a jagged edge.

If there is a way to select Pencil Brushes with the Clone Stamp tool, can you please explain how to do this.

Thanks for your help.

Adam
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Dirk
Sep 23, 2006
"100% hardness still has an anti-aliased edge."

Good to know, thanks…
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Adam_Wolinsky
Sep 23, 2006
What I want to do is described on this page:

<http://www.sketchpad.net/1pixelbrush.htm>

But apparently this feature is no longer in the current version of Photoshop?

Not sure what version is shown here…6?
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charles badland
Sep 23, 2006
I tried to define a brush the way that Charles suggested but it still makes that brush anti-aliased.

When I tried it here, the brush at its original size was hard-edged. It only got an anti-aliased edge when the diameter of the brush was changed. (Make sure that the selection used to make the brush has anti-alias unchecked.) The problem with this is you have to make a brush preset of every size you will use.
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Adam_Wolinsky
Sep 23, 2006
Thanks for your replies Charles, I really appreciate your help.

How are you checking that your custom brush is not anti-aliased? Are you using it with the brush tool/clone stamp etc.?

I was able to make a custom brush as you described, and when I selected it, yes anti-aliasing is off.

But when I test it out with the Brush or Clone Stamp Tool it is still adding anti-aliasing.

Are you using CS2? Am I missing something here.

Thanks again.
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charles badland
Sep 23, 2006
For me (CS1 here at home) it is hard edged with a non-brush tool (Clone, dodge,etc) only at the size it was created.
Monday at work I can check this method with CS2.
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Adam_Wolinsky
Sep 23, 2006
So are these the correct steps:

1. Make a selection using Ellipitical Selection Tool with anti-aliasing off.

2. Fill selection with Black.

3. Go to Edit Menu and then click Define Brush Preset.

Is this the correct procedure?
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charles badland
Sep 23, 2006
Yes. But be aware of the pixel dimension of the brush you make. The preset brush will only have a hard edge at the size you created the original.
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Adam_Wolinsky
Sep 23, 2006
Are you checking at 1600% Zoom to see if it is adding extra pixels?

I am always using it the original size.

Here’s an image of what the custom brush looks when I use it with stamp tool. The Image on the canvas is the Brush I selected.

<http://www.chakralatte.com/test/custombrush.gif>

Notice how the shape of the brush is not sharp like the selection is.

Thanks for your help.
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charles badland
Sep 23, 2006
Yeah. Huh. I get the same thing with a small brush, but not with a larger brush (Even zoomed to 1600).
Try making a brush the same way at over 100 px. (I made one at 136 and one at 111, both have hard edges)
Maybe it is just brushes under 100 pixels?
Odd.
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Adam_Wolinsky
Sep 23, 2006
Thanks, Charles.

At least I’m not crazy.

I’m working all the way zoomed in on very fine details, and I don’t like how Photoshop adds extra pixels.

But apparently this is something that cannot be done?

Ironically this was an option that you could choose in a past version as shown in that link I gave.

Thanks for your help.

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