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I am trying to figure out the best way to texture paint complex images on models. For example, I am trying to texture paint a face on a cartoon character, but I've realised there's pretty much only a brush (and line) option. I can't seem to easily paint shapes as you could in photoshop (e.g. draw a 'perfect' circle). I've looked into simply making the texture in photoshop and then importing it back into blender, but doing that means I won't be able to actively see the changes I'm making on the 3D model, which is too difficult for me as a beginner.

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  • $\begingroup$ Hello, you can draw a perfect circle in Blender, but of course Blender will never be as convenient as Photoshop or other image editors for editing images and painting $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Jan 18 at 21:53
  • $\begingroup$ Awesome, how can I do this? Is there a draw circle tool? If there is it's very hidden... $\endgroup$
    – Gab N.
    Jan 18 at 21:56
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    $\begingroup$ I would put a circular alpha in the Texture Mask section of the painting tools tab. Then I'd change the fall of until I had the look i was going for. $\endgroup$
    – Zach Bowen
    Jan 18 at 22:41
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for your reply. Could you outline how I'd go about creating a circular alpha? I'm fairly new to blender and I'm finding it hard to pick things up even using tutorials and things. @ZackBowen $\endgroup$
    – Gab N.
    Jan 19 at 0:27
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    $\begingroup$ No problem! An alpha is just a black and white image. You can make them in Blender , but is easier to do in any image editor like Photoshop or even Paint. Just make the shape your looking for in white with either a black or transparent background. Then save that as a PNG, and there you have your alpha! Alternatively you could google free circular alpha textures and download one. $\endgroup$
    – Zach Bowen
    Jan 19 at 1:07

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For painting, Blender will never be as good as an image editor like Photoshop, Gimp or Krita, a solution would be to use imported textures, but for example for a perfect circle you just need to edit the Falloff profile:

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