Photoshop brush settings - automatically remove overlapping lines

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Sep 20, 2022 Sep 20, 2022

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Hi all,

Long time listener first time caller...

I am wondering if there is a quick and easy workflow for placing brushes over the top of each other, resulting in the overlapping lines not being visible.

For reference, I am wanting to create an architectural plan using trees in plan view.

The tree brushes are the brushes I am wanting to amend to achieve the effect stated above. 

 

see pic below for reference.

timothyd87725916_0-1663725675071.png

 

Many thanks in advance. 

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Advocate , Sep 21, 2022 Sep 21, 2022

You have to create a new brush...

- make a selection of the inside of your brush

- fill the selection (on a new layer) with black

- Edit > Define Brush Preset (choose any name you like)
- make the brush settings you need (e.g. Shape Dynamics > Angle Jitter)
- make a new layer

- set "fill" in the layers panel to 0%

- add layerstyle: Stroke (size: 1px - color: grey)
- draw your trees

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Community Expert , Sep 21, 2022 Sep 21, 2022

Hi

This is easy to do with a brush and layer effect combined.

Make a solid brush in the shape you want

2022-09-21_09-06-08.jpg

Use that brush on an empty layer

2022-09-21_09-07-58.jpg

 

Turn the fill of the brushed layer to 0% . Right click in the layers panel and in Blending options add a stroke, centered on the brushed edge

2022-09-21_09-09-21.jpg

 

Dave

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If I can understand your request correctly then you must create "effect", its not possible to instruct Photoshop using Brush Setings for such behaviour.

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I am thinking probably not.  Does the interior have to be transparent (empty)?  

I used the top illustration to make a brush preset. Open up the spacing and downsized to make these plan view trees

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I am not coming up with any way to do exactly what you are asking unfortunately.  @davescm  ? 

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You have to create a new brush...

- make a selection of the inside of your brush

- fill the selection (on a new layer) with black

- Edit > Define Brush Preset (choose any name you like)
- make the brush settings you need (e.g. Shape Dynamics > Angle Jitter)
- make a new layer

- set "fill" in the layers panel to 0%

- add layerstyle: Stroke (size: 1px - color: grey)
- draw your trees

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Hi

This is easy to do with a brush and layer effect combined.

Make a solid brush in the shape you want

2022-09-21_09-06-08.jpg

Use that brush on an empty layer

2022-09-21_09-07-58.jpg

 

Turn the fill of the brushed layer to 0% . Right click in the layers panel and in Blending options add a stroke, centered on the brushed edge

2022-09-21_09-09-21.jpg

 

Dave

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Excellent idea Dave

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Sep 21, 2022 Sep 21, 2022

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I see Tom came up with the same method at the same time. 

Dave

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Many thanks to you all for your prompt replies - @davescm @Tom Winkelmann much obliged! 

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