Jump to content
You must now use your email address to sign in [click for more info] ×

Custom brush applies with block border on mask


Recommended Posts

I created a custom brush using New Brush from Selection. It's fine if i paint on a regular pixel layer but if I use it on a mask, it paints as a block with the shape inside, almost like it's been inverted.

Steps I used to create the brush:

  • Create a new pixel layer
  • Create an outline with the freehand lasso
  • Fill selection with black
  • Brush Panel > New Brush from Selection (both with an active selection and without)
  • Edited brush dynamics (also tried without editing)

AP: 1.9.3

Mac: 

image.png.a5440d769b580b001c70cf321a3969c4.png

Mask brush.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Staff

Hi @David Asch,
The New Brush From Selection command creates an image brush, not an intensity brush thus it can't be used in a mask. You can still create an intensity brush from a selection following those steps.
Assuming you have painted with black as in your screenshot above:
-  invert the pixel layer going to menu Layer > Invert 
- convert the pixel layer to a mask going to menu Layer > Rasterise To Mask (the brush will be created with the same size as your document if you use the New brush from selection command at this point) which you don't want.
- to work around the size issue copy the (now converted) mask layer to the clipboard
- go to menu File > New from Clipboard to generate a document the same size of the mask.
- still in that new document go to the Brushes panel and use the New Brush From Selection command to add it to the Brushes panel
You can then use it on your original document in a mask as you originally intended.

I understand it would be nice to be able to select the type of brush we create using that command without going through that trouble. I'm filling an improvement request for this. Thanks for your report/feedback.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, MEB said:

Hi @David Asch,
The New Brush From Selection command creates an image brush, not an intensity brush thus it can't be used in a mask. You can still create an intensity brush from a selection following those steps.
Assuming you have painted with black as in your screenshot above:
-  invert the pixel layer going to menu Layer > Invert 
- convert the pixel layer to a mask going to menu Layer > Rasterise To Mask (the brush will be created with the same size as your document if you use the New brush from selection command at this point) which you don't want.
- to work around the size issue copy the (now converted) mask layer to the clipboard
- go to menu File > New from Clipboard to generate a document the same size of the mask.
- still in that new document go to the Brushes panel and use the New Brush From Selection command to add it to the Brushes panel
You can then use it on your original document in a mask as you originally intended.

I understand it would be nice to be able to select the type of brush we create using that command without going through that trouble. I'm filling an improvement request for this. Thanks for your report/feedback.

Perfect, thanks!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.