How Load a Brushes Set in Photoshop
It’s quite basic but I frequently receive this question by email. So in this tutorial I will explain you how load a Brushes Set in Photoshop CS and higher versions. After that I will explain how to manage your brushes for a maximum usability.
First you must launch Photoshop, Generally the double click on a brushes file (.abr) load Photoshop but not the brushes.
Once it’s done you can create a new document (it’s better if you want use the brushes) or do nothing (if you just want manage/see it), it doesn’t matter.
Select the brush tool in the left tool bar. The brush tool is with the Pencil Tool and the Color Replacement Tool.
Once it’s done, the top bar change and the Brush Tool appears in it
Select the little arrow near the current brush shape to open the menu
After That, select the little arrow on the right and the options appear.
Here you have 2 choices : “Load Brushes” and “Replace Brushes”. The first one will add your new brushes to the current selection of brushes that you can see on the left. The second one will remove the current selection and add the new brushes to replace them.
Once done, go search your .abr file on your computer with the file explorer.
And it’s done you can use it !
Note : In the brush options menu (step 4), you can change the appearance of the brushes (text only, large thumbnails, lists …) and you can use the “Preset Manager” to delete/order the brushes to keep only the useful in your workspace. Once Done you can “Save Brushes” to keep a save of your brushes selection.