I created a brush in Adobe capture but the brush format is not supported in Animate for some reason? How can I import these brushes?

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Jun 27, 2017 Jun 27, 2017

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I created a brush in Adobe capture but the brush format is not supported in Animate for some reason? How can I import these brushes?

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Jun 27, 2017 Jun 27, 2017

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Can you import your brush into desktop Photoshop or Illustrator?

I'm guessing you would need to create a vector shape or graphic to use in Animate CC.

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Jun 27, 2017 Jun 27, 2017

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Bdeb.

I didn't think Capture brushes could be used in Animate CC but... it looks like perhaps brushes saved for Illustrator CC will show up in the Libraries panel in Animate.

However, from your screenshot, it looks like you've saved your brush for Sketch; that brush will only open in Sketch. Try this:

Go into Capture CC and choose that brush that you've saved as a Sketch brush

Tap the edit icon (square with a pen); that will open a visual list of brushes

To use the brush in Illustrator (or, in this case, Animate), make sure you've chosen a "Illustrator" brush (tap the circle to check it) and Save. It will save to your library as a Illustrator brush and as soon as it syncs you should be able to open it in Animate.

Let me know how things are going.

Sue.

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Jun 27, 2017 Jun 27, 2017

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I tried following those steps, but at least on the iPhone there is no square with a pen icon. There is an Edit button, but choosing that just lets me edit the brush, I don't get to rechoose what brush type it is. But making a new brush you get to set the type, and yes, Sketch brushes fail in Animate, and Illustrator brushes work.

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Ok, found the right steps to change an existing brush. You choose the brush and while on its Preview tab you touch the Edit button in the upper right. In the preview edit section are several sub-tabs, one of which is Style. That's where you go to change a brush from being Sketch to being Illustrator.

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Colin.

Sorry. Was trying to post as quickly as possible and without my iPad in front of me and forgot that the Edit icon had changed and I forgot about the tabs across the top. Thanks for catching those.

Sue.

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Jun 28, 2017 Jun 28, 2017

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Thanks very much for your help!

That does allow the brushes to work in Animate, but when you change the brushes into the Illustrator style, they're only in black and white rather than colour... Any idea if there's a way to maintain the colour?

Thanks again!

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Jun 28, 2017 Jun 28, 2017

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In Animate regular Brush Tool strokes use the Fill color, and can't be a custom brush. Paint Brush Tool strokes use the Stroke color, and can be custom brushes. I don't think there is a way to have a multicolored Paint Brush Tool stroke, other than setting a fancy color gradient for the Stroke color.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 28, 2017 Jun 28, 2017

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For fun I drew this using your sun as the brush, and a gradient going from the darker to lighter color.

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Ah I see... So, to throw the problem into context I was trying to paint an ocean in Animate but all the brushes are quite harsh blocks of colour and I wanted a water colour effect (I know you can buy different brushes but would rather not). Would you say it's easier just to draw the backgrounds in illustrator/photoshop and then import them?

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I think that would take a bitmap brush, like you can get from the Sketch type of brush. It would be worth trying in Photoshop and bringing in a PNG to Animate.

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