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Removing Brush Transparency by redheadstock Removing Brush Transparency by redheadstock
Some brushes are made to be transparent, some were not. But the nature of Photoshop brushes is to make them so, if they're not purely black and white. So, how do you get rid of that transparency afterward? This tutorial will show you!

This technique was one of the single most important things that I learned when it came to using Photoshop brushes & making them look realistic.

(This tutorial was made for Photoshop, but the principles are all very basic ones. It could easily be used with Paint Shop Pro (PSP) or GIMP, or any graphics program with layers.)
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theartliker Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Who knows how many good brushes I discarded because they were too transparent to be used with my filters. This makes huge difference, I'm surprised Photoshop doesn't do it automatically
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J1Star Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely wonderful.
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N1nj4h4ck Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
you are a lifesaver my brush skill set just got a million times better I have wanted to know this for a while.
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kariinoc Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Thank You, Thank You for sharing this, you have taught me so much in this tutorial. I always struggled with how I can make my brushes look more realistic, Your Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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morganablackcat Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Nice!:)
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Katze-im-Sack Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this tutorial. :heart: because of this:

"Holding down CTRL (CMD for Mac), left click on the "Black" Layer within the thumbnail window. (I've highlighted it here in pink). Make sure that you click within that thumbnail! Older versions of photoshop let you click anywhere on that layer, but CS2+ makes you click on the thumbnail. ALL version will work if you click on the thumbnail, which is why I say to do that. :) "

click on the thumbnail! haha^^ so very sweet :)

Thanks for that, it's very useful! :rose:
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Brixal Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
Oh thanks, I hope I can translate well to understand
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Smori Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Student
quick question :P
can your brushes be use for paint shop pro? i can't afford photoshop and i'd like to know xD
thanks!
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Shadowgirlfan Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
could I get screenshots of step 7? I have only german version of photoshop and don't understand, what step 7 discripts
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wandereringsoul Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
Just stumbled across your pieces of wisdom...clever...very clever..thanks for sharing
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