I can't seem to remember how to do this although I am sure I have done it before. I created an image on a black canvas. Now I want to use this image as a brush but I can't seem to remember how to get rid of the black background.
I guess you want an image with transparency which can be saved as a brush.
If the partially transparent image were to be put on top of a black layer then the result would be exactly the same as the original image
If the partially transparent image is put on top of non-grayscale colours then the result should not have grayish regions.
Is all of that correct?
First I inverted the image by pressing Ctrl-I or Cmd-I on mac. then I use the marquee tool to select the region I want to make as a brush. Then Edit> define brush preset
Here is my result
You can also use this tutorial as reference
@Conroy That is exactly what I am looking for!
I have now follwed Sharon's suggestion (except for the Marquee tool I used the Magic Wand Tool) but now if I put it on a black layer the edges are not smooth.
I suspected that although you used the word brush, you may really want to use the design like a multi-coloured transfer where the underlying colour would show where the black currently is, hence my questions.
If you do just want a Ps Brush definition then here's the way I'd make it...
1. Open image
2. Image > Adjustments > Invert (Cmd+I)
3. Cmd-click on RGB thumbnail at top of Channels Panel
4. Select > Inverse (Shift+Cmd+I)
5. Edit > Define Brush Preset…
Here's the effect of the brush using white paint on black background.
Edit: found simpler method.
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It works perfectly. The final solution was the fact that I didn't needed to select anything just define it and now all details are saved. You people rock!!!!!
Thank you for helping me out I really appreciate it. Now I can move forward.