How to load brushes in Photoshop tutorial

How to load brushes into Photoshop CC 2018 2017 2015 CS6 CS5 CS4 etc on the PC or mac. ABR format

Load new brushes in Photoshop

how to install load add photoshop brushes tutorial
  1. Install / Add the Photoshop brushes ABR files to the ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop CC/Presets/Brushes folder on mac - you can find 1000s of ABR files on this site via the brushes link at the top of the page

  2. Add the Photoshop brushes ABR files to C:\Users\<your account name>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC\Presets\Brushes on the pc

  3. Start Photoshop

  4. Select a brush tool

  5. Go to the presets panel and right side menu and select the brush file

  6. Or use load / replace to browse for the presets and load them that way

Video tutorial on the subject by graphicxtras.com (youtube)

 

There are a number of ways to add them and use them in PS and PS Elements

 

Buy $9.95 10,000 Strokes in ABR format and includes scratchy strokes, weird artworks, stars, ink, swirls, numbers, hearts and many more. All for commercial use, all royalty free gallery

 

strokesSelect one of the tools such as

clone tool

dodge tool

burn tool

sponge tool

blur tool etc

 

The presets picker panel will appear along the top bar of the application.

 

You can then go to the panel and select the ABR by name in the list if you have added the files to the presets folder.

 

If you have not added them to one of the presets folders then you will have to use the load / replace command via the dropdown menu. Use one of those commands and browse for the ABR file

 

You can also right click the ABR files in the browser / explorer and then you will see an open command or open with command, you can choose that and the ABR files will be added to the presets panel

 

Another option is to use the edit menu and the preset manager to add the presets to the application and the menues are much like the actual tool presets dropdown.

 

You can in some versions select the ABR files on mass and then drag into the application and then they will be added to the presets panel.

 

If you have TPL files then the tool presets are accessible via the left side dropdown.

 

If you are using PS CC 2018 then you can also use the brushes panel in the window menu and go to the right side menu of that and select the import command and then you can import the ABR files into the application and you will see the items in the groups of tools in the panel

 

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