I'm new to Photoshop - just got it (CS3), and was totally excited about working with it, but then it turned out I can't get my brushes to work properly. They show up all right where they're supposed to, but colour-wise they're messed up. No matter what I do, they're all transparent, and brushes that I download from DeviantArt look nothing like they do there. Screenshot here
. Example of a preset brush that came with the programme in the above picture, and a brush downloaded from DeviantArt in the one below. The DeviantArt brushes especially confuse me - why do they look like that? It's a santa hat like the ones I see in so many icons at the moment, why is this all screwed up?
Another problem is that on that image, I can't change the colour. As you can see, it's grey - and no matter what I do, it won't change. When I click on the colour square down at the left, it shows that I've chosen red (as seen in this screenshot
), but it won't actually paint in that colour.
I'm sure the first problem at least has something to do with opacity, but I've used the Photoshop help and looked through old entries here, and I cannot for the life of me figure this out. Anyone? Bueller? Any help greatly appreciated!
(I did read this post
from the archives, but I'm not sure if it's the same problem that I'm having since it's PSP, and I didn't really understand how to solve it.)