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Making a Brush from an Overlay


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Hey all you talented folks, I'm trying to see if there is a way to make a Photoshop Brush from an Overlay. Here is what I have going.... I bought a Christmas Tree Bokeh light overlay. To use it, you have to place it over your photo, resize & put the mode to screen. Easy enough but I need to do it about a million times and I'm wondering if it's possible to turn those lights into a brush. I've managed to make the brush from the overlay but the black background still shows. So I'm either missing a step or it's not even possible with screen mode. Anyone know the answer to my dilema? TIA

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Great.  So now, with that file, add a Hue/Saturation layer and move the Saturation slider all the way to the left.

Then add a Levels layer and move the white slider to about 170.

Then add an "Invert" adjustment layer.

Then flatten the layers.

Then you'll be able to create the brush.

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