1. I just saw/found this feature, and first time trying it...Is this a new problem? I do not have your exact brushes yet the brush may be designed that way. If the brush is not created with solid black in the areas you want totally opaque, then they only way to get around that is to use a different brush or create a new brush based on the one that does not quite do it for you.
One way to check is set a background of totally white, With foreground set to totally black and the desired brush selected (e.g. star) click once to create a single star imprint.
Then check across the image with the Info Panel open. Make sure that you are looking at RGB numbers in the first options and opacity in the second option.
If the RGB values across the star is not exactly 0 (solid black) then there is some transparency built in to the brush.
This can be further verified by turning the background white layer into a normal Layer (if not already) and turn off the visibility of that Layer. When you move you cursor over the star pattern in the second Layer, you will see that the opacity is not 100%.
If this is not your issue, would have to dig into it further and have access to the brush itself (if you could provide a source)
I completely agree that this is probably the problem.If the brush is not created with solid black in the areas you want totally opaque, then they only way to get around that is to use a different brush or create a new brush based on the one that does not quite do it for you.
With all - I can adjust it with All circle brushes, because they have "hardness" feature, i make it 100 and not problems - 100% transparency. but all other brushes: stars, leaves, shapes don't have Hardness feature, thus they are as is...Does this happen with all your brushes or just one?
Note that the issue started with the particular brush that was being used. I am sure there are stars already created that don't have built in transparency1. If I create this star brush template (with adjusted curves) will it also make all the shapes and leaves (i need to use them all) 100% transparent as well?
2. If it's easier for me (noob within photohop) maybe I can set up Layer Mask to fully black as you said? please share steps.
Why PS making it's so complicated to make just 100% transparent brush shapes....
#1 and #2 There are many brushes built in to PS and I do not know the details of the brushes that come with CS4. I suspect some are solid black and white and some are not so some brushes will be built with gray tones. Brushes can be added in to Photoshop so a prior user certainly could have done so. I would not know.I was, and still a bit confused. could you please answer so I can understand clearly:
1. Are all these brush elements pre-build within PS? Or someone added them on my PC (maybe my friend long time ago...)?
2. If they are pre-build, then they are made to be not 100% transparent? Or someone created them non transparent from start?
3. Then will I have to modify each and every element that I need, I must follow all 20-30 steps that we are following now? Pretty much I would have to re-create all and each elements? If so, I don't want to bother you anymore, and waste your time, I though it's one-two-three deal, but it get's too hard for me.
Thanks for the info - I will try to get some Free brushes.
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