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I have typed c2016 in black on a white background. I have selected it with the rectangular marquee, ctrl c / ctrl v to copy the selection to a new layer then used filters / colours / erase white paper but don't get a piece of text on a transparent background that I can save and turn into a brush!


Many thanks all......

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Hi tonyt,


maybe you should go with an intensity brush:

  • A. Create the intended text and save your image to your hard drive as a PNG file. There is no need to convert the text to curves.
  • B. Go to the Brushes panel, choose Create New Category (optional) and then New Intensity Brush from the hamburger menu. A dialogue will open, where you can choose your PNG as the intensity source for your brush.
  • C. A new brush entry is instantly created in the brushes list. Double click the new entry, and adjust the settings as desired. I would allow generous spacing.
  • D. Happy painting.

Hope that helps …  :)






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