I hope there are still some people who might find this useful.
Thank you for the work you have put into this.
I was wondering how you 'invert' in PSE 9?
Sorry, I am a little bit of a novice when it comes to performing certain elements in photoshop. ^^' I would really appreciate your help!
Colored background: as explained above, if your brush preset is made from a black star on top of a white background, only the star will be painted when you use that brush. It doesn't matter what you paint it on.
Another way without using a brush preset would be to merge all the layers of your star so that the result would be a white star on black background on a single layer, and then simply set the layer mode to linear dodge. The linear dodge mode makes only those parts of a layer visible that are brighter than the layer below it. In the case of the star image, only the white star would remain visible.
I hope that helps.
If that doesn't clear things up, I recommend searching for a custom brush tutorial for Photoshop.
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Thank you for making this.