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How to Install Brushes in Photoshop

Learn how to install brushes in Photoshop from certified trainer Scott Strong of The Training Farm in NYC in this Howcast Photoshop tutorial.


Hey, this is Scott Strong, certified trainer from the training farm, and today I'm going to show you how to install Photoshop brushes. I downloaded some brushes from the internet from an artist named Dave Nagel. What I'm going to do is I'm going to install those into Photoshop.

I'm going to open up a folder first on the Mac, and I'm going to select my applications. Next, what I'm going to do is I'm going to navigate over to Adobe Photoshop. It's right there. What I'm looking for is the presets folder. Inside of that, you'll find the brushes folder. I'm going to drag the brush series that I downloaded right into the brushes folder.

Once that's over with, I'll close everything up, and I'll launch Adobe Photoshop. Next what I'm going to do is I'm going to create a new image.

If I want to see the brushes, I'm going to go over to my brush presets. I'm going to click on this little pull-down menu, here. I'm looking for the Series 33. This is going to load it onto the brush presets. I don't want to delete everything that I currently have, I want to add to it, so I'm just going to click append. Then I'll put these brushes down at the bottom of the palette.

As you can see, I have a number of brushes right here. I'll choose the brush tool, I'll choose one of my new brushes. Hitting the right bracket key on my keyboard will enlarge the brush size. If I brush across the canvas, you can see my new brushstrokes coming in. Easy as selecting some other ones, enlarging them, and we have some nice water effects going on with this one.

That's how you load in brushes in Adobe Photoshop.

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