Why Is My Brush Image Blurry?
Posted 04 May 2008 - 05:41 PM
Posted 04 May 2008 - 07:08 PM
In ps & pse, a brush can be from 1 - 2500 pixels. If for instance, you use a brush with the default size of 500, it will be the most crisp and clear at that size - and the more you enlarge it, the more blurry it will become. If you continue to enlarge a 500 pixel brush to the max size of 2500, it will be quite fuzzy in appearance.
Posted 04 May 2008 - 07:14 PM
Posted 04 May 2008 - 07:30 PM
Also, if the brush was made at a lower resolution than the file you are working on, it will give you a blur (a brush created at 72dpi, will be blurry on a 300dpi layout). Which is one of the wonderful things about the Scrap Girls brushes - they were all created and saved at 300 dpi. Actually, all SG products are 300 dpi - great for scrapgging and printing!
Posted 05 May 2008 - 12:01 AM
Posted 05 May 2008 - 12:42 AM
Wish I could give you a conclusive answer, but I'm basically giving you my best guess.
What if you brush it onto a blank file at the default size, then make it smaller (control+t or command+t on mac) and drag it onto your layout? Maybe it will be a bit crisper that way.
Posted 05 May 2008 - 01:46 AM
But, since you are having problems with this brush, I thought you might try stamping the brush on it's own layer on a new file & resize it that way. In pse 4, use Image> Transform> Free Transform or Control+T (command+t on a mac) to resize. You will see a bounding box around the brushed image with anchor squares in the corners. Hold down the shift as you drag the corner to make it smaller so you can maintain proportions. When you are done resizing, click on the giant check mark on the Option Bar (above the workspace on the right).
With the resized brush layer highlighted (blue in the layer palette), drag it onto your layout.
Or you could stamp it full size on your layout, then resize it as described above.
Not sure if it will make the brush less fuzzy, but it is worth a try!